What are You Doing to Change the Food System? – Marcel Van Ooyen

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We do everything from build school gardens to run farmers’ markets to handle food scrap waste in the city of New York and we have about seventy different odd programs that work on food and those issues. But I think the biggest touch that people have with our Greenmarket farmers’ markets which is the largest farmers’ market program in the country. And in Union Square alone, there are 300,000 people walking through that market a day in the summer. So we have a big reach and we can communicate the importance of eating local and sustainably and supporting small farmers in a real way, day in and day out in the largest market in the United States of America.

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  • About Marcel Van Ooyen

    Executive Director GrowNYC

    Marcel Van Ooyen took leadership of GrowNYC in 2006. Over the last 10 years at Marcel’s initiating, GrowNYC has vastly ...read more.

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