2010-12-29 / Local News

Local CSA reps return from Regional Hazon Food confab

Representatives of the CSA of Southern NJ gathered with chef Michael Solomonov at the recent fifth annual Hazon Food Conference in Falls Village, Conn., were (front, from left) Franni Rebhun, Sydria Schaffer, and co-chair Valerie Yasner, with (rear, from left), Donald Rebhun, Michael Yasner, co-chair Marty Feigenbaum, chef Michael Solomonov and Scott Schaffer. Representatives of the CSA of Southern NJ gathered with chef Michael Solomonov at the recent fifth annual Hazon Food Conference in Falls Village, Conn., were (front, from left) Franni Rebhun, Sydria Schaffer, and co-chair Valerie Yasner, with (rear, from left), Donald Rebhun, Michael Yasner, co-chair Marty Feigenbaum, chef Michael Solomonov and Scott Schaffer. The East Coast Hazon Food Conference held recently in Falls Village, Conn., brought chefs, farmers, activists, rabbis, vegans, and omnivores from around the world together to focus on the new Jewish Food Movement. Participants engaged in four days of workshops, expert cooking sessions, panels, family activities, and thought provoking lectures and discussions. Some of the topics covered were: Jewish food education, food justice, sustainable food systems, health and nutrition, and Jewish traditions and food.

Representing Hazon’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) of Southern New Jersey were its co-coordinators Marty Feigenbaum and Valerie Yasner along with Frani and Donald Rebhun, Sydria and Scott Schaffer, and Michael Yasner.

Hazon CSA of Southern New Jersey provides area residents with the opportunity to purchase and eat local, organic produce, supporting the work of small farmers along with innovative educational programs, which allow members to explore contemporary food issues from a Jewish perspective, according to co-chairs Feigenbaum and Yasner.

The organization recently completed it second year and serves over 100 households. Registration for the next growing season will be open to new members in early 2011. .

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