Harlem Grown Featured in the New York Times

Eighth cohort member organization Harlem Grown was recently featured in the New York Times  for their work highlighting and combatting the limited healthy food options in the Harlem community they serve. Described as a food apartheid by Founder and Executive Director Tony Hillery, many Harlem residents already facing overlapping structural barriers are unable to afford or find healthy food options in their neighborhood where fast food restaurants dominate. Harlem Grown promotes food justice through their summer camp, farm tours, and Saturday programing where they teach Harlem youth about nutrition and farming and provide farm grown produce with accompanying recipes to families. For some, this is the only way they can reliably access healthy food.

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