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How Great Cities Are Fed takes an in-depth look at 21st-century urban food systems and how they have changed – or haven’t – over the past 100 years. Inspired by the 1929 book of the same title, this series brings both contemporary and historical perspectives to the table for fresh and gritty discussions of topics like refrigeration, foodsheds, transportation, and “the middlemen.” Tune in each month to hear nationally renowned food system consultant Karen Karp and co-host Ben Kerrick of Karen Karp & Partners joined by guest experts and friends from the food sector as they delve into the issues and hidden workings of how our great cities are fed. To learn more about Karen Karp & Partners, please visit kkandp.com.

Latest Episodes

Episode 9: Food Waste

On this episode ofHow Great Cities Are Fed,Karen Karp and Ben Kerrick explore the changing realities of food waste. There has been a significant expansion in the amount of food waste since Hedden’s book was published in 1929. Today, we waste about 40% of our food in the U.S. - but the government recently announced that it wants to cut that in half by the year 2030. Join Karen, Ben, and their guests for a discussion of how we might get there. Guests on this episode include: JoAnne Berkenkamp, Natural Resources Defense Council Dominika Jarosz, Feedback / Feeding the 5000 Christine Datz-Romero, Lower East Side Ecology Center Gena McKinley, Austin Resource Recovery, City of Austin Thomas McQuillan, Baldor

-1 s2016 FEB 11
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Episode 9: Food Waste

Episode 8: Retailer

On this episode of How Great Cities Are Fed,Karen Karp and Ben Kerrick explore the specifics of food retail in NYC, and how the retail environment has changed over the past century. Guests include: Tracey Deutsch, Associate Professor of History at University of Minnesota Suzanne Wasserman, Director of the Gotham Center for New York City History Joseph Holtz, General Manager and Co-Founder of the Park Slope Food Coop Jason Lepes, Senior Merchant for New Business Initiatives at FreshDirect

-1 s2015 DEC 4
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Episode 8: Retailer

Episode 7: The Middlemen

On Episode 6 of How Great Cities are Fed, Karen and Ben are talking about The Middlemen. The Middleman has occupied a prominent and generally unfavorable position in a great deal of the discussion of farm produce marketing during the past 15 years. In the minds of many he seems to be an anonymous and mysterious being who somehow or other edged in between the producer and the consumer with the intent of levying toll upon both of them.

119 MIN2015 AUG 14
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Episode 7: The Middlemen

Episode 6: Transportation

On Episode 5 of How Great Cities are Fed, Karen and Ben are talking about Transportation And Terminal Handling of Perishable Food. And theyre broadening this a bit to talk about transportation infrastructure and how it enables our food system.

119 MIN2015 MAY 26
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Episode 6: Transportation

Episode 5: The Final Mile : Food Systems of New York

The Final Mile: Food Systems of New York is a year-long series of public programs, organized by Open House New York as part of its ongoing Urban Systems Series. The Final Mile is intended to shed light on New York Citys dynamic and multi-layered food economy while introducing and exploring approaches to render this invisible system more tangible. On Wednesday, April 29th 2015, food systems expert Karen Karp, president of Karp Resources, and Robert LaValva, founder and president of the New Amsterdam Market, took the stage to discuss the relationship between food and cities and lay out some of the key issues that need to be explored in the coming year.

104 MIN2015 MAY 22
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Episode 5: The Final Mile : Food Systems of New York

Episode 4: The Cold Chain

In this episode of How Great Cities Are Fed, were going to talk about the cold chain, which was kind of just emerging at the time that Walter Hedden wrote his book, How Great Cities Are Fed - that book, of course, is the basis and inspiration for this show.

119 MIN2015 FEB 10
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Episode 4: The Cold Chain

Episode 3: Foodsheds

In this episode of How Great Cities Are Fed, were going to talk about foodsheds - what they are, what they mean, and how theyve changed over the past century.

119 MIN2015 JAN 20
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Episode 3: Foodsheds

Episode 2: Markets

In our first episode we looked pretty broadly at the food supply chain, what was going on with U.S. agriculture when Hedden was writing, and the infrastructure that brings food from the fields into our cities. Today, were focusing on the point in the supply chain where products are aggregated and sold further on - to wholesalers, distributors and end-customers. Were focusing today on Markets.

119 MIN2014 DEC 9
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Episode 2: Markets

Episode 1: Series Intro/Overview

In this debut episode of How Great Cities Are Fed, your hosts Karen Karp and Ben Kerrick introduce the series by taking a look at some of the conditions surrounding Walter Heddens 1929 book, and exploring how those conditions have shifted and continue to shift. We frame the relationship between food and cities, and bring in experts to discuss how the supply chains that feed urban centers have changed in the past century. Guests for this episode are Shayna Cohen, Senior Consultant at Karp Resources and a Fulbright Scholar; Matthew DArrigo, Vice President and Co-Owner of DArrigo Brothers Company of New York; and Robyn Metcalfe, a food historian in the College of Natural Sciences at University of Texas, Austin.

119 MIN2014 NOV 18
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Episode 1: Series Intro/Overview
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Latest Episodes

Episode 9: Food Waste

On this episode ofHow Great Cities Are Fed,Karen Karp and Ben Kerrick explore the changing realities of food waste. There has been a significant expansion in the amount of food waste since Hedden’s book was published in 1929. Today, we waste about 40% of our food in the U.S. - but the government recently announced that it wants to cut that in half by the year 2030. Join Karen, Ben, and their guests for a discussion of how we might get there. Guests on this episode include: JoAnne Berkenkamp, Natural Resources Defense Council Dominika Jarosz, Feedback / Feeding the 5000 Christine Datz-Romero, Lower East Side Ecology Center Gena McKinley, Austin Resource Recovery, City of Austin Thomas McQuillan, Baldor

-1 s2016 FEB 11
Comments
Episode 9: Food Waste

Episode 8: Retailer

On this episode of How Great Cities Are Fed,Karen Karp and Ben Kerrick explore the specifics of food retail in NYC, and how the retail environment has changed over the past century. Guests include: Tracey Deutsch, Associate Professor of History at University of Minnesota Suzanne Wasserman, Director of the Gotham Center for New York City History Joseph Holtz, General Manager and Co-Founder of the Park Slope Food Coop Jason Lepes, Senior Merchant for New Business Initiatives at FreshDirect

-1 s2015 DEC 4
Comments
Episode 8: Retailer

Episode 7: The Middlemen

On Episode 6 of How Great Cities are Fed, Karen and Ben are talking about The Middlemen. The Middleman has occupied a prominent and generally unfavorable position in a great deal of the discussion of farm produce marketing during the past 15 years. In the minds of many he seems to be an anonymous and mysterious being who somehow or other edged in between the producer and the consumer with the intent of levying toll upon both of them.

119 MIN2015 AUG 14
Comments
Episode 7: The Middlemen

Episode 6: Transportation

On Episode 5 of How Great Cities are Fed, Karen and Ben are talking about Transportation And Terminal Handling of Perishable Food. And theyre broadening this a bit to talk about transportation infrastructure and how it enables our food system.

119 MIN2015 MAY 26
Comments
Episode 6: Transportation

Episode 5: The Final Mile : Food Systems of New York

The Final Mile: Food Systems of New York is a year-long series of public programs, organized by Open House New York as part of its ongoing Urban Systems Series. The Final Mile is intended to shed light on New York Citys dynamic and multi-layered food economy while introducing and exploring approaches to render this invisible system more tangible. On Wednesday, April 29th 2015, food systems expert Karen Karp, president of Karp Resources, and Robert LaValva, founder and president of the New Amsterdam Market, took the stage to discuss the relationship between food and cities and lay out some of the key issues that need to be explored in the coming year.

104 MIN2015 MAY 22
Comments
Episode 5: The Final Mile : Food Systems of New York

Episode 4: The Cold Chain

In this episode of How Great Cities Are Fed, were going to talk about the cold chain, which was kind of just emerging at the time that Walter Hedden wrote his book, How Great Cities Are Fed - that book, of course, is the basis and inspiration for this show.

119 MIN2015 FEB 10
Comments
Episode 4: The Cold Chain

Episode 3: Foodsheds

In this episode of How Great Cities Are Fed, were going to talk about foodsheds - what they are, what they mean, and how theyve changed over the past century.

119 MIN2015 JAN 20
Comments
Episode 3: Foodsheds

Episode 2: Markets

In our first episode we looked pretty broadly at the food supply chain, what was going on with U.S. agriculture when Hedden was writing, and the infrastructure that brings food from the fields into our cities. Today, were focusing on the point in the supply chain where products are aggregated and sold further on - to wholesalers, distributors and end-customers. Were focusing today on Markets.

119 MIN2014 DEC 9
Comments
Episode 2: Markets

Episode 1: Series Intro/Overview

In this debut episode of How Great Cities Are Fed, your hosts Karen Karp and Ben Kerrick introduce the series by taking a look at some of the conditions surrounding Walter Heddens 1929 book, and exploring how those conditions have shifted and continue to shift. We frame the relationship between food and cities, and bring in experts to discuss how the supply chains that feed urban centers have changed in the past century. Guests for this episode are Shayna Cohen, Senior Consultant at Karp Resources and a Fulbright Scholar; Matthew DArrigo, Vice President and Co-Owner of DArrigo Brothers Company of New York; and Robyn Metcalfe, a food historian in the College of Natural Sciences at University of Texas, Austin.

119 MIN2014 NOV 18
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Episode 1: Series Intro/Overview
the END

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