Food

Food / Housing

A garden grows on Simpson Street

file_001: The group and Tanya Fields, executive director of the BLK Projek, survey the strawberry plants at Libertad Urban Farm, which have already begun to bear fruit.

Libertad Urban Farm continues to operate as a lifeline of healthy food for residents, even as Longwood undergoes a construction boom that is transforming the neighborhood.

Culture / Food

Swale returns to waterfront park

Swale

Swale, a floating food forest created by a Brooklyn artist, debuted at Concrete Plant Park a year ago and returned in early July, transported by tugboat from Brooklyn at the end of June.

Environment / Food

Community center, garden reopen in Morrisania

Altice USA volunteers clear weeds from planters to make way for new flora during a community garden revitalization project behind The Bronx Social Center.

After years of neglect, The Bronx Social Center is back A partnership between two corporate giants and two grassroots groups has led to the revitalization of a community center and an adjacent public garden in the shadow of a six-story, Morrisania housing complex. About 40 employees from cable TV provider Altice USA filled the […]

Food / Jobs

Mayor kicks off Bronx Week at food distribution markets

Photo courtesy of City Hall.

The mayor spoke at the Hunts Point Cooperative Market on Food Center Drive to kick off the second installment of the City Hall in Your Borough.

Food

Produce Market hosts annual food giveaway

Young people return from the Food Giveaway with bags of food.

“You want me to be honest? This here is good food,” said Monti Harris, 22. He expressed his disdain for the fast food restaurants in the neighborhood. “I’m tired of buying sandwiches and Chinese food. I want some soul food.”

Food / Government

Officials seek federal funding for food hub

Officials seek federal funding for food hub

More importantly for local residents, supporters of the project say the expansion would provide Bronxites with easier access to fresh fruits and vegetables and will generate 95 permanent jobs.

Food

Resident chef makes The Point a destination for home cooking

Kelston Bascom.

The catering business started with Bascom investing $30,000 of his life savings. He said it expanded from there after “people ate my food and said, ‘we gotta use this guy more often.’”

Environment / Food

Food distribution markets have few local fans

Trucks near the Hunts Point food distribution markets.

While some in the community say that there are economic benefits to having the food distribution markets as neighbors, others say they are a burden, not a blessing.

Food

Break-ins decimate Longwood garden

Volunteers help Libertad Community Garden recover after it was decimated by a thief.

A popular Longwood community garden is clawing its way back after it was broken into on three consecutive days in early August, and most of its tools and produce stolen.