Mar
23
    
Posted (Steven) in Events

The following item comes from the Museum of the City of New York.  It promises to be a very interesting discussion of local agriculture issues.  Mention that you are with the Yorkville CSA and the Museum will extend the $6 member pricing for this event.  Reservations are required, call 917-492-3395 or e-mail programs@mcny.org.

Here is the description from the Museum:

When it comes to eating sustainably the question of locally sourced agriculture versus importing food is far from settled. Are New Yorkers willing to eat in season only and only what New York has the comparative advantage to produce? New Yorkers penchant for eating out adds for an additional complication. What does that mean for the city’s carbon footprint, given that restaurants are often more wasteful than home kitchens – even those committed to the new ideal of “farm-to-table” production? What are the real environmental costs associated with New York’s food system? Peter Hoffman, chef and owner of Savoy; Gabrielle Langholtz, editor, Edible Manhattan; James E. McWilliams, author of Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly (Little, Brown, 2009); David Owen, author of Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less Are the Keys to Sustainability (Riverhead, 2009); and Jennifer Small, owner and farmer from Flying Pigs Farm evaluate the environmental and social costs and benefits of the city’s food infrastructure. Presented in conjunction with Moveable Feast: Fresh Produce and the NYC Green Cart Program.

The Mesuem’s link for this event is http://www.mcny.org/public-programs/all/Local-Agriculture.html.



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