On September 13th, CFF and Philanthropy New York hosted a day-long Food Distribution and Infrastructure Tour of the South Bronx to learn about some of the current and future food distribution systems utilized in NYC, as well as other infrastructure projects and small-scale supply chain models. Thirty-five funders participated in the bus tour that included four stops and seven organizations working in the Hunts Point and Bronx River sections of the South Bronx.
Last summer CFF organized a tour of the South Bronx to visit organizations working on urban agriculture and food access projects. This tour will focus on food distribution and infrastructure, from large regional-scale developments to creative edible landscaping and community-based supply chain projects
On Thursday August 11th, Governor Cuomo held an event at the Food Distribution Center in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx to announce, among other things, the funds to help create a Greenmarket Regional Food Hub in the same Hunts Point neighborhood.
On September 27th, CFF partnered with the Environmental Grantmakers Association to host a food system tour of New York. Our day was organized by retracing the food system, all with an eye towards what happens in the face of climate disruptions, and what can be done to make our food supply more resilient.
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Tags: Chester Agricultural Center, EGA, Greenmarket Co., GrowNYC, Karen Washington, Northeast Farm Access, Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Red Hook Initiative, Rise & Root Farm, Rockaway Wildfire
Starting in one of New York City’s neighborhoods most impacted by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, this funder learning tour will look back and forward highlighting community resilience efforts with regard to just rebuilding, climate, and local food systems.
Below is a recording from a CFF-sponsored briefing that took place in July, 2015, called Building Our Regional Food Economy: Creating a Regional Food Hub in NYC. Only the slides and audio were recorded, so you will not see the live video of people in the room.
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Join us for a funder briefing with GrowNYC to learn about the proposed development of a Greenmarket Regional Food Hub in the Bronx. This large-scale facility will provide a home for Greenmarket Co., space for an expanded wholesale farmers market, a light food processing center to prepare local produce for wholesale, and other infrastructure to support local food businesses.