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13 February 2016
“Food Waste,” the ninth episode of “How Great Cities Are Fed,” a monthly talk show about urban food systems, hosted by Karen Karp & Partners founder/president Karen Karp with Ben Kerrick and airing on the Heritage Radio Network, focuses on the role of the middlemen in food distribution, and is now available for streaming or...
6 February 2016
Karen Karp, founder and president of Karen Karp & Partners, was the subject of an interview in the 2015 issue of Hand to Hand, the magazine of the Association of Children’s Museums. The wide-ranging interview explores KK&P’s work with the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, where KK&P planned and implemented FoodShed, a reimagined café...
27 January 2016
Dr. Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP, assistant dean for Clinical Services at Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans and founder and executive director of the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane, provided an overview of the Goldring Center’s curriculum and the impact of culinary medicine at the kickoff event of Open Door Family...
23 January 2016
by Shayna Cohen Late last spring, a dozen ducks came to live with us. My husband built them a house and a run, well-protected from predator cats and birds that, in actuality and in lore, prey in our area. He and our daughter painted a kind of raucous mural on the outside of the ducks’house....
11 January 2016
by Asia Pasko Traveling by bus has advantages and disadvantages, but it would be nearly impossible to tour the roadways of Finland, Norway, and Sweden – 6,000 km (or about 3,700 miles) in all, including a stop by the Arctic Circle – in 12 days traveling on your own. Adhering to a bus-tour travel program...
11 January 2016
It’s all well and good to have high-end restaurants serving “farm-to-table” style meals sourced locally. But how do we shift the paradigm of the food system-at-large to a more local and regional approach? A study Karen Karp & Partners conducted seven years ago in New York City found that there was an $866 million potential...
10 January 2016
Last November, Karen Karp & Partners worked with the organization City Harvest to host a leadership summit called “Beyond Hunger: The City of Tomorrow.” The summit was an attempt to look beyond food to think about the opportunities to improve the physical, policy, equity, and educational structures in the city. Urban planners, architects, designers, bankers,...
8 December 2015
“Retailer,” the new episode of How Great Cities Are Fed, is now available for streaming on the Heritage Radio Network here. In this segment, Karen Karp and Ben Kerrick of Karen Karp & Partners explore the specifics of food retail in NYC and how the retail environment has changed over the past century. Guests on...
24 October 2015
The following article, “How Do Baby Carrots Come to Be?” was written by Karen Karp and published in Food+City magazine. As you may have suspected, baby carrots are not really babies. Baby carrots, more accurately called baby-cut carrots (as a true “baby carrot” is simply an immature carrot), are a relatively recent innovation, dating back only...
5 October 2015
How did you first become connected to the world of food systems? I always had a fascination with how restaurants work. I got a job assisting a bookkeeper at a seafood restaurant in high school and loved everything about it. When I left my hometown of Islip, Long Island, and went to New York City...
5 October 2015
As you will have noticed if you are reading this on our new website, Karp Resources has changed its name to Karen Karp & Partners, or KK&P for short. The decision to change the firm’s name is the fitting conclusion to a recent review of our brand and clarification of our mission. One thing we...
3 October 2015
The Town Talk in Central Louisiana reports on a recent discussion among more than a dozen stakeholders interested in increasing the productivity and profit of locally grown food who gathered for the first part of a study to identify specific tools that can be developed to boost the local food economy. The effort is being...