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IN THE NEWS

November 13, 2012: New Yorker
Sandy and Global Climate Change

November 12, 2012: Off Metro
Regrowth

November 12, 2012: Capital New York
Palo Santo And Patrons Support The Farm

November 9, 2012: New York Times
Weekend Fare: Storm Relief

November 7, 2012: Nona Brooklyn
After the Flood

November 7, 2012: Mother Jones
CA Prop 37 and the Food Movement.

November 5, 2012: CNN Eatocracy
After Sandy, a community rallies around a ruined farm.

October 30, 2012: New York Observer
New York’s Urban Farms Weather Hurricane Sandy’s Winds But Not Her Waters.

November 2, 2012: Democracy Now
Flooded by Sandy, Residents of Brooklyn Community Red Hook Organize Local Effort for Urgent Relief.

October 31, 2012: Mother Nature Network
Hurricane Sandy wreaks agricultural havoc
August 31, 2012: WNYC Radio
Senior youth leader Selina Gonzalez about how the Farm helped her have a more healthful life.

February 27, 2012: Edible Brooklyn
Annual Local Heroes
Brooklynites select Added Value and our partners as 4 of the 5 Food Heroes.

February 2012: Sotokoto
Daily Photo
Added Value featured as a leader in the global movement for environmental sustainability.

January 20, 2012: South Brooklyn Post
Hunger in Brooklyn. What You Can Do
“The Added Value Farm in Red Hook . . . is our best local resource for urban agriculture.”

October 26, 2011: Metropolis Mag.Com
Q and A: Susan Chin
Design Trust for Public Space Executive Director lists Added Value’s Ian Marvy as one of the “leading citizens” behind great public projects in New York City.

October, 2011: NewsCom FocalPoint
Down on the Urban Farm: The Fall Harvest
Added Value’s farm in a photographic essay of New York City urban farms.

September 16, 2011: WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show
Land of Beer and Honey
Tim O’Neal, Added Value’s beekeeper and Boroughbees.com blogger, talks about the first annual New York City Honey Festival.

September 15, 2011: NonaBROOKLYN
Valery Rizzo Captures the Bounty at Added Value
“The Added Value Farm in Red Hook is one of the largest and oldest (current) farming projects in Brooklyn.”

August 5, 2011: NRDC Blog
NRDC New York Visits Urban Farms
“Since 2003, about 115 teens [at Added Value] have helped grow 12 tons of produce that generated thousands of dollars in local economic activity.”

July 27, 2011: WNET Metro Focus
Changing Brooklyn One Vegetable at a Time
“Added Value is a terrific non-profit organization in Red Hook with a mission to engage youth through urban farming and healthy food education.”

July 24, 2011: The Sydney Morning Herald
Green Shoots for the Hip
“Visitors can also volunteer at Added Value farm in Red Hook.”

June 9, 2011: Marcus Samualsson Blog
Food and Philanthropy: Added Value
“Added Value doesn’t just grow fresh, delicious food, they also grow and empower community leaders who will undoubtedly propel Added Value and other socially active food justice movements into the future.”

April 19, 2011: The Epoch Times
From Roots to Lettuce Leaves, a History of Urban Gardening in NYC
“Red Hook Community Farm in Brooklyn sold $53,000 worth of produce from its 2.75-acre lot last year. . . Over 100 volunteers worked in the rain on Saturday to pull weeds, till the soil, and prepare the seeds for a prosperous season.”

March 24, 2011: The Responsibility Project
Field of Dreams
“In midwinter, the Red Hook Community Farm may not look like much, but come summer it will produce some of the freshest and most sought-after produce in New York City.”

March 2011: Entrepreneur
Green is Good: Instead of knocking, sometimes opportunity shows up as a crisis.
“The Red Hook Community Farm growing on a baseball field in a Brooklyn, N.Y., neighborhood exemplifies grass-roots efforts to engender local agriculture.”

March 14, 2011: Your Nabe
Restaurants that really spring into spring: From Berkshire pork to fiddlehead ferns to that ultimate chef’s obsession, the ramp, here’s our guide to the best spring menus.
“iCi makes good use of its long list of local farm partners. . . . Red Hook’s Added Value Community Farm brings the veg.”

November 30, 2010: New York Times
The Mystery of the Red Bees of Red Hook.
Added Value’s bees on the front page, featuring our beekeeper Cerise Mayo and one of our key restaurant partners, David Selig.

October 18, 2010: The Epoch Times
Brooklyn Youth Down to Earth: Red Hook teens participate in a community urban farming project
“The youth displayed a maturity and self-confidence rare for their age. They appeared well-spoken and friendly and were engaged in and enthusiastic about their work at the farm.”

September 21, 2010: New York Daily News
Real life FarmVille Brooklyn – borough has more farms than any other, giving access to healthy food.
Added Value on list of four of NYC’s oldest farms serving communities in need.

September 19, 2010: New York Magazine
What an Urban Farmer Looks Like: A field guide to the city’s new breed of growers.
“Most notable farms” includes Added Value.

June 5, 2010: Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brooklyn Community Foundation Invests In Red Hook
Added Value as a key component of Red Hook’s community development.

May 26, 2010: CUNY TV’s Brian Lehrer Live
Water, Farms, and Summer
Added Value Board Member John Ameroso live with Brian Lehrer

May 19, 2010: New York Times
An Urban Farming Pioneer Sows His Own Legacy
A feature article about Added Value’s long-time friend and board member, John Ameroso.

November 17, 2009: New York Times
In Brooklyn, Her Farmer’s Heart Is Happy
A feature article about Added Value’s very own Kristen Schafenacker and her work on the Red Hook Community Farm.

September 2009: National Public Radio
Added Value – from Asphalt to Eggplants
via “The Promised Land”
“. . . host Majora Carter takes up the subject of work by visionaries whose influence changes lives and transforms communities . . . Down near the loading docks in a neglected corner of BROOKLYN, atop 2.75 acres of asphalt, Brooklyn teens working for ADDED VALUE have created something amazing: a fully functioning farm that produces lettuce, collard greens, carrots, cucumbers, turnips, and more, all summer long. What’s more, organizers at this farm have found a way to teach teens leadership, feed needy residents, and cater to upscale restaurants in surrounding neighborhoods. Majora talks to these young farmers about what the experience has taught them about a hard day’s work and about eating hard-earned produce.”

August 19, 2009: CBS News
NYC Students Learn Farming On Governors Island
Added Value’s youth participants talk about their experience farming.

July 27, 2009: Newsweek
As the Economy Struggles, Urban Gardens Grow
“Added Value, a nonprofit in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, N.Y., has spent the past decade revitalizing local parks and transforming vacant land into green space.”

June 22, 2009: New York Times
On Governors I., an Organic Farm With a View
Planting the first beds for the Added Value Farm at Governors Island.