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A Tale of Two Meals

Liz Neumark | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
Liz Neumark

What resonates so wonderfully is that both meals created a strong sense of community, which in turn strengthens our resolve to work together to find solutions to the problems confronting us and help us commit to mentoring and guiding one another.

Searching for Spring

Liz Neumark | Posted 06.07.2014 | Taste
Liz Neumark

Is there anyone in the Northeast who feels like winter hasn't been long enough, cold enough or sufficiently snowy? In the past 3 weeks I finally esca...

Pollan-ated!

Liz Neumark | Posted 06.30.2013 | Books
Liz Neumark

Cooking is a critical skill that grows with time and provides the ability to care for oneself or a family. It is independence from poor food choices and from the world of absolutely unhealthy processed food.

The Call of the CSA

Liz Neumark | Posted 06.08.2013 | New York
Liz Neumark

Just Food has been working on New York City CSAs since 1996 -- and in that time has established over 100 CSAs throughout the city.

A Farm To Keg Beer: Captain Lawrence Brewery's Fresh Roasted Pumpkin Ale (VIDEO)

Liza de Guia | Posted 12.01.2012 | Taste
Liza de Guia

I've never really thought about what actually goes into a pumpkin ale. I guess, I thought it was just a blend of spices that gave the beer its signature flavor. Until now.

As the Years Pass

Liz Neumark | Posted 10.08.2011 | Green
Liz Neumark

As the years pass, we confront the acceleration of time. Weeks become moments and months fly by as the seasons blur and pass far too quickly. We p...

Harvest's Lull at Winter's Eve

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liz Neumark

Friday: 6:30 AM finds me with Dean in the car for a visit to Katchkie Farm to meet with Farmer Bob and spend some time in the snow-covered fields. A...

A Tale of Three Markets

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

Sunday, day of rest; or day of food adventures? Off o to the markets, extensively defined in Wikipedia: "It is an arrangement that allows buyers and ...

Life Happens Around Food

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liz Neumark

The journey to this table, beautifully set in an East Village apartment, was on the surface, a typical gathering of New Yorkers passionate about food,...

Roots

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liz Neumark

The Jewish Holidays have ended, but not without being repeatedly asked - where do you attend services (or...where do you pray)? I go to the 'Green Sy...

Labor Day, for Some

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liz Neumark

Portland has a marvelous farmers market -- and thankfully, I was not able to shop and schlep. I ate what I could and photographed the rest. The farmers were passionate and creative. The produce was picture perfect, the atmosphere, small town-like and energetic.

Urban Fiesta/Farm and Garden to Table

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liz Neumark

It has been a wonderful time to celebrate the season of local agriculture. Thursday evening was the fruition of a dream to host an urban Farm to Tabl...

Tomato Thief

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liz Neumark

Bob, if you go to the greenhouse tomorrow morning, and notice fewer tomatoes, know that it was I who was the tomato thief. I have never met a Katchkie Farm tomato I did not love.

Farmers for Peace

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

A brilliant Saturday and the call to visit Katchkie Farm was irresistible; I invited my friend, Nazli, to come along. We sailed up the Taconic lost i...

Eating My Way Through Sunday

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liz Neumark

Making the headlines yesterday were the season opener for the New Amsterdam Market (NAM; the market we need and deserve) and the annual summer Fancy F...

From Grassroots to Mountaintops

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

Joan Dye Gussow - the matriarch of the modern-day food movement; the educator and activist who transformed the discussion about nutrition and health f...

Conversations around Food

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

Eating and cooking - we all know the joy and benefits of these activities. They are not only productive in that a goal is achieved (a meal is prepare...

Feed, Eat, Love...al Fresco

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

Summer arrived this week from a food perspective. We had 3 consecutive evenings of outdoor galas and the weekend featured sumptuous nibbling in the f...

A Touch of Spring

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liz Neumark

Wednesday, it was 90 degrees, or so said the car's external thermometer, as I made my way up the Taconic, almost racing to get to Katchkie Farm. It h...

Food Activist Goes to Washington

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liz Neumark

Oh, to be a woman in white, in a sea of white; one of a thousand, though it is never my style to follow a crowd or be in a crowd, except today. How ...

Memorial Day BBQ Minus the Meat

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

My first major grilling season event as a vegetarian has passed. Though my vegetarianism has not reached the 1-year mark yet, this weekend marks a sig...

Katchkie Forward

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liz Neumark

Four years ago we set out on a mission to establish a new farm, an extension of the Great Performances family. The farm would supply us with food and...

The Shoe on the Other Foot

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

Weeks ago, Great Performances said yes to Stephen Grimaldi, Executive Director of the Yorkville Common Pantry. Yes - to being the honoree for the York...

Breaking the Barriers

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

A watershed event for the local food shed -- the second annual NYC Food and Climate Summit -- was convened on Saturday.

Always Hungry

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

From the moment I was expected to contemplate a Yom Kippur fast as a teenager, I became ravenous. I clearly remember the object of my uncontrollable hunger -- Smokey the Bear cookies.