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This week on Just Food Stories, hosts Jacquie Berger and Alison Cayne take a trip to the Bronx with Lily Kesselman, professional photographer and founder of Brook Park Chickens. With the help of Friends of Brook Park, Lily brought a chicken coop to the South Bronx- but the question is, "Why?" Tune into this episode to learn about food access in the South Bronx, and why so many residents are volunteering with the chicken project. How did the arrival of chickens at Brook Park lead to the institution of a farmer's market in the area? Find out how Lily partners with other community organizations in order to be effective in bringing fresh and local food to her neighborhood. Thanks to our sponsor, Rolling Press. Music by Idgy Dean.

photo by Lily Kesselman

"These are true community projects. The eggs are a huge incentive for people who want to be volunteers... I think the need for fresh food in the community is the main attraction to the program." [11:00]

-- Lily Kesselman on Just Food Stories


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This week on Just Food Stories, hosts Jacquie Berger and Alison Cayne take a trip to the Bronx with Lily Kesselman, professional photographer and founder of Brook Park Chickens. With the help of Friends of Brook Park, Lily brought a chicken coop to the South Bronx- but the question is, "Why?" Tune into this episode to learn about food access in the South Bronx, and why so many residents are volunteering with the chicken project. How did the arrival of chickens at Brook Park lead to the institution of a farmer's market in the area? Find out how Lily partners with other community organizations in order to be effective in bringing fresh and local food to her neighborhood. Thanks to our sponsor, Rolling Press. Music by Idgy Dean.

photo by Lily Kesselman

"These are true community projects. The eggs are a huge incentive for people who want to be volunteers... I think the need for fresh food in the community is the main attraction to the program." [11:00]

-- Lily Kesselman on Just Food Stories


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Re-live the Vermont Cheesemaker's Festival on a special episode of Cutting the Curd, as host Greg Blais is joined by Lisa Battilana, the Executive Chef of the Woodstock Farmer's Market in Vermont and cheesemonger Perry Soulos for a re-cap. The 6th Annual Vermont Cheesemaker's Festival, sponsored by the Vermont Cheese Council took place July 20th at the Coach Barn at Shelbourne Farm in Vermont and featured over 200 cheeses from more than 40 cheese makers, as well as dozens of artisan food producers and local wine, beer and spirit producers. The festival provides an opportunity for people from all walks of life to connect with farmers and cheesemakers. On the line we also have She has been the cheesemonger for about 10 years, and is the only retail member on the Vermont Cheese Council. Tune in and get the inside scoop on the festival and the world of artisan cheese. This program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.

"It's a rare opportunity for everybody to meet and literally talk to the people making the cheese." [04:00]

"Food is pretty egalitarian. Everybody eats." [15:00]

--Lisa Battilana on Cutting the Curd

"I felt nothing but comfortable and welcome the whole time in Vermont. It has it's charm - Vermont is Vermont!" [31:00]

"The great thing about goats is that children can handle them so easily. It's an animal the whole family can participate in raising." [37:00]

--Perry Soulos on Cutting the Curd


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