Here's a few of our favorite Good Food Hero's, click their links to find out how you can be a part of the Good Food Movement!
Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live,by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities.
Learn more at growingpower.org
Stone Barns Center For Food & Agriculture
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is on a mission to create a healthy and sustainable food system that benefits us all. On 80 acres just 25 miles north of New York City, we operate a highly diversified, four-season farm and an education center that hosts over a hundred thousand visitors each year. As a nonprofit, we work to:
Experiment with and improve sustainable farming practices.
Train beginning farmers in resilient, regenerative farming techniques.
Help children discover the sources of their food while preparing them to steward the land that provides it.
Increase public awareness of healthy, seasonal and sustainable food.
Learn more at: stonebarnscenter.org
Chef Ann Foundation
The Chef Ann mission is to provide tools that help schools serve children healthy and delicious scratch-cooked meals made with fresh, whole food. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we are grateful to our generous supporters and friends who help us carry out this mission. Our story began when Chef Ann had a vision to create an organization that helps schools take action so that every child has daily access to fresh, healthy food. Today, the Chef Ann Foundation (CAF) carries out that vision by actively supporting school districts nationwide through grant programs and by providing tried and tested tools for school food change. Learn more at: chefannfoundation.org
The Edible Schoolyard Project
The Edible Schoolyard Network connects educators around the world to build and share a K-12 edible education curriculum. "Right there, in the middle of every school day, lies time and energy already devoted to the feeding of children. We have the power to turn that daily school lunch from an afterthought into a joyous education, a way of caring for our health, our environment, and our community. – Alice Waters, Edible Schoolyard: A Universal Idea"
Learn more at: edibleschoolyard.org
Green Bronx Machine
Green Bronx Machine is an impact driven, for-purpose organization with 501(c)(3) status rooted in the belief that we are all Amer-I-Cans! Green Bronx Machine was born via collaboration between life-long educator Stephen Ritz and his students who observed that as waistlines expanded, engagement and opportunities in school decreased, school performance suffered, and hope and ambition became minimized. Originally an after-school, alternative program for high school students, Green Bronx Machine has evolved into K-12+ model fully integrated into core curriculum. Our students grow, eat and love their vegetables en route to spectacular academic performance. 30,000 pounds of Bronx vegetables later, our favorite crops include healthy students, high performing schools, graduates, registered voters, living wage jobs and members of the middle class. Our work, vision and mission are as organic and locally grown as it gets – straight from our classroom to our community.
Learn more at greenbronxmachine.org
Since 1983, the Peconic Land Trust has worked diligently with landowners, communities, municipalities, and partner organizations to protect 12,000 acres of land, conserving more working farms on Long Island than any other private conservation organization, and securing millions of dollars from the public and private sector for land protection.
Learn more at : peconiclandtrust.org