As TEDxManhattan approaches, we are checking in with past speakers to get an update on their work. Below, 2012 TEDxManhattan speaker Cara Rosaen, Co-Founder of the crowd-sourced nationwide food guide RealTimeFarms.com, brings us up to date.
RealTimeFarms.com, the first crowd-sourced food guide to farms, farmers markets, and food artisans has now partnered with Food52.com, the first ever crowd-sourced and curated cooking site. Real Time Farms will continue to exist as a stand alone site, and the data will also be integrated into Food52 to empower their nearly 900,000 monthly unique visitors (mostly home cooks) to make informed decisions about what they eat. We needed a way to expand our reach from our own site, and take all of this data we had collected over the past 3 years, and make it really relevant and applicable to people on a daily basis. Our partnership will allow us this possibility.
In efforts to further expand the documentation of our food web, we made our national Food Warrior Internship Program curricula available for free to the public. If you’re interested in running your own program, you can get all the materials you’ll need here.