For more than 20 years, Just Food has been at the forefront of building a sustainable regional food system in New York City and advocating for the same elsewhere, via developing CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) networks that create long-term relationships between small farms and city eaters. Now, the organization is sharpening its focus to hone in on cultivating a food system rooted in racial, social and economic justice. In this episode, Lisa Held talks to executive director Qiana Mickie about what’s changing and why, whether CSAs are still one of the best models to connect growers and eaters in ways that prioritize equity and sustainability, and how organizations can work to enable more people from underrepresented groups to succeed as farmers in a field that is still dominated by aging white men.
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