It’s sometimes hard to pull myself away from my work to make a good hearty meal, especially when something like a snack of almonds works as a quick fix… but somehow I never learn or remember that in the end it’s always worth it. Been working a chicken soup for the last three hours, and excited to sit down and enjoy it… But first.
The quality and availability of local food here in Maine is really spoiling me. I was reminded of this by a newsletter I received this afternoon from BK Farmyards
about a new project called Shout Out to Fresh Veggies!
. The project, run by the Go Green! class at the High School for Public Service in Crown Heights, Brooklyn seeks to counter the marketing of junk food by running their own marketing campaign advocating for veggie consumption. BK Farmyards, who began a 1 acre youth farm at the high school, is an urban farming group I worked with in Brooklyn. Engaging teens and communities, and reclaiming unused spaces to create highly productive urban farms, BK Farmyards strives to promote food justice and tie people closer to their food sources and production. And from the lush growth in each backyard farm, it’s hard to imagine the farms were ever anything but.
This was my favorite ad from Shout Out to Fresh Veggies! below.