Food / News

Forum promotes access to healthier food

A packed house of city officials, food industry representatives and nutrition advocates gathered at SoBRO’s central office near the Hub on March 24 to consider strategies to bring a supermarket and other new food retailers to the area. Doing so, they said, would combat the soaring obesity rate and the […]

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Market upgrade and greenway move forward

The Hunts Point market on Edgewater Road.

Improvements called for in the Hunts Point Vision Plan are on the way.

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From the editor: A school the neighborhood needs

Beans in The Point's vegetable garden.

Three decades ago, Hunts Point was the location of an adventure so visionary and so daring that many people branded it as nuts. In the midst of the catastrophe that had overtaken the South Bronx, on a rubble-strewn three-plus acre lot next door to the sewer plant, an organization called […]

Education / Food

Cooks learn healthy eating one recipe at a time

Cooks learn healthy eating one recipe at a time

By Vishal Persaud Two large purple eggplants lay on a small wooden cutting board, surrounded by knives, metal baking pans and containers of salt, pepper and herbs as an intimate cooking class began on a recent Wednesday evening. “So, who’s had eggplant before?” Lara Cely asked the five students […]

Environment / Food / Health

South Bronx Food Expo sows seeds for future

CENYC volunteers handed out nutritious snack recipes to attendees

By Stephanie Litsas More than 150 people filled The Point on a cold and rainy Saturday to talk about food. They ate, they saw, they networked. Some dreamed of farming in the neighborhood’s parks and vacant lots; some imagined buying fresh fruits and vegetables directly from the upstate farmers […]

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At a glance: organizations at the Food Expo

The Blk Projek promoted community supported agriculture. Members would buy shares of a farm’s harvest, which would be distributed at a local site once a month. Contact

Food / Health / Parks

Competing visions spark turf war in Longwood park

Competing visions spark turf war in Longwood park

By MARIA CLARK On Sept. 26, the organizers of an effort to create a community garden as part of the run-down Fox Playground held a street fair to gather support. Two days later, the Parks Department announced plans to begin renovating the park at Fox and E. 156th Street […]

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New market sells produce to public wholesale

By Eleanor A. Miller NYCity News Service Tucked into the parking lot of the New Fulton Fish Market in Hunts Point is the city’s only wholesale farmers market—and now it’s getting a boost from a $296,000 grant to the Council on the Environment of New York City, which runs farmers […]

Business / Food

At farmers market, the slogan is ‘Give peas a chance’

By Susan Hill Charles White grins from behind a folding table laden with hearty stacks of cauliflower, squash, and green peppers. He is as wiry as a string bean, in perfect harmony with the bounty he is selling at the Hunts Point Farmer’s Market. White, commonly known as “Mississippi,” […]