Friday Food-Ask About New York’s Greenmarkets
Posted by jhochstat on August 15, 2008
Michael Hurwitz, the director of New York City’s Greenmarket program, will be answering questions from readers this week about farmers’ markets and community-supported agriculture in the city. Readers are invited to submit questions using the comment box below.
Greenmarket, founded in 1976, is a program of the Council on the Environment of New York City, a nonprofit group that promotes sustainability. Greenmarket operates 46 producer-only farmers’ markets throughout the city and works with 180 producers to preserve 30,000 acres of regional farmland.
Before joining Greenmarket as director in February 2007, Mr. Hurwitz was the co-director of Added Value and Herban Solutions, a nonprofit youth and community development organization that co-founded in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and that operates a 2.5-acre urban farm and two independent farmers’ markets as well as a local community-supported agriculture, or C.S.A., project. Mr. Hurwitz, who grew up in Pittsburgh, graduated from the University of Michigan in 1990 and received a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. He graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, where he was a Public Service Scholar, in 2007. He was a 2006 Union Square Award, given to grass-roots activists, and a 2004 Petra fellow.