Hartford Food System Featured in Hartford Business Journal

AR-310299863.jpg&MaxW=400&MaxH=400“Hartford Food System’s Page said urban farming and community gardens expose people to farming in a way they might not otherwise see, helping individuals understand their relationship to the land and food system, and where food comes from and how it’s produced.

‘And all of those things are really, really beneficial and you can reach a whole lot of people with that type of perspective in cities,’ she said.”

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Grow Hartford Youth Leader Published in Hartford Courant

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“If Congress took our opinion into consideration it would have an idea of what youths would want to eat for their lunch and our representatives would understand that the standards about fruits and vegetables being eaten shouldn’t be have to be a standard — it should be a norm.” Omyra Lockhart

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Join Us for the Food Day Community Breakfast Hosted by the Hartford Advisory Commission on Food Policy

Join us for a community breakfast to celebrate Food Day on Monday, October 26th from 8:30-10am at The Studio at Billings Forge.

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Listen to Hartford Food System’s Executive Director on WAMC

The Healthy Pittsfield Partnership hosted a presentation on food insecurity and Hartford Food System’s programs on March 25. Executive Director Martha Page spoke with WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis about HFS’ work in Hartford.

From http://wamc.org/post/hartford-food-system-director-present-pittsfield.

2015 Food Security Awards Recognize Businesses, Nonprofits, Individuals, and Youth for Dedication to Building a Better Food System in Hartford

Food Security Awards FlyerThe 2015 Hartford Community Food Security Awards are coming up on Thursday, March 26 at the Hartford Public Library! Come and be our guests in celebrating this year’s nominees and winners works and achievements in strengthening Hartford’s food system! For more information and to RSVP, click here. We hope to see you there!

What are the Food Security Awards?

Hartford’s Advisory Commission on Food Policy regularly hosts the Community Food Security Awards event to raise awareness about community food security and to recognize individuals and organizations in Hartford that are working to improve nutrition, strengthen local food systems, and empower communities to move toward long-term food security.

This year, the Food Security Awards will take place on Thursday, March 26th at the Downtown Branch of Hartford Public Library in The Hartford History Center. The event will begin at 5:00 pm with refreshments courtesy of The Kitchen at Billings Forge and a resource fair, followed by a presentation by best-selling cookbook author, Terry Walters, with the awards ceremony starting at 7:00 pm.

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Free Film Screening of “Hunger in America”

Please join us for a free film screening of “Hunger in America” hosted by the Hartford Advisory Commission on Food Policy. The film screening will be held in the Center for Contemporary Culture at the Hartford Public Library from 6-7:30pm on January 20, 2015. After the film, Sarah Santora, Food Policy Commissioner and Community Involvement Manager at Foodshare, will lead a group discussion with the audience about issues of hunger and food security in Hartford and across the country.

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2015 Hartford Community Food Security Awards

Do you know an individual, business, or nonprofit/public sector agency that is doing great work to promote food security for Hartford residents?

Please consider nominating them for the Hartford Community Food Security Awards! The Food Security Awards are an annual event held in recognition of efforts to strengthen local food systems, improve nutrition, and empower communities to move toward long-term food security, with the goal of decreasing hunger in Hartford.​

Four award recipients will be selected, one for each of the following categories: individual, business/for profit organization, nonprofit organization/public service/government agency, and youth ages 25 and under. Nominees can include food security advocates, community organizers, educators, planners, nutrition and health providers, food retailers, and farmers, among others. This is the first year that we are including a category for young people, so nominations of young people working on food issues in our community are especially welcome!

Criteria for selection include the nominee’s contribution in the areas of advocacy, education, emergency assistance, food access, food system planning, nutrition and health programs, outreach and partnerships between local farms and consumers that benefit Hartford.  Selection of award recipients will be based on responses to questions on the nomination form and other submitted materials.

Click here to access the nomination form for the Food Security Awards. The awards ceremony will be held at the Hartford Public Library at 500 Main Street on March 26. Please submit completed nomination forms to Pauline Zaldonis at pauline@hartfordfood.org by January 12th.

Driver Position for Hartford Mobile Market

POSITION POSTING: Hartford Mobile Market Driver/Assistant Operator

Hartford Mobile Market Overview

The Hartford Mobile Market is a produce market on wheels that brings fresh fruits and vegetables to various Hartford neighborhoods. A program of Hartford Food System and Hispanic Health Council, the mobile market began operating in December 2014. The mobile market makes several market stops each week where shoppers board the bus to purchase affordable fresh fruits and vegetables using a variety of payment methods, including SNAP/Food Stamps. The goal of the mobile market is to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables for Hartford residents. The market currently has five weekly stops and will be adding more stops over the course of the spring and summer until it is making about 12 weekly stops.

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UCONN Study: 2012 Community Food Security in Connecticut: An Evaluation and Ranking of 169 Towns

http://www.zwickcenter.uconn.edu/CFS/documents/2012foodsecurity2_13rev.pdf

Hartford Food System Receives Grant to Invite Tanya Fields to Speak at 2013 Community Food Security Awards

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CONTACT: Angela G. Colantonio, Angela@hartfordfood.org, (860) 296-9325

HARTFORD, CT – Hartford Food System has received a grant for $1000 from Connecticut Humanities on behalf of the City of Hartford Advisory Commission on Food Policy to invite Tanya Fields to speak at the 2013 Community Food Security Awards.

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