Farmers at Zuccotti Park

This was my first foray to Zuccotti Park, but it seemed like the right moment for me to motivate as I am always ranging on about the evils of corporate food on this here blog thingy.  It was a fascinating experience, I am glad I went and was counted amongst those expressing there displeasure with the corporate food status quo.

Getting into the park you feel very much like cattle in a CAFO.  Everything is highly contained and controlled.  The police mostly kept there distance and I didn’t see any at all in the actual park.   There were speeches, but those of you who have been following the OWS movement know that there are no microphones so everything is repeated by the people closest to the speaker so everyone else can hear.  It’s wonderful as a concept but it sure does make speeches a lot longer!

The above sign is kind of hard to decipher it says: “Occupy the fertile grounds beneath this pavement!”

It was nice to see familiar faces from the farmers market at Union Square.

I think the one below is my favorite of all the great signs I saw.

This guy was giving out seeds from upstate (I believe that was what he was saying)

A great event I wish I could have joined in earlier, but I was uptown at Christies viewing all of Elizabeth Taylors frocks and jewels – definitely a day of high contrast.

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note:
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