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7 March 2016
by Karen Karp Happy New Year. I know, it’s March. But I’m just back from my annual winter trip to Barbados, which this time out was a complete month. It was the first time in 27 years that I’ve taken a break of this length— it was planned, needed, and fabulous. Dick and I return...
4 March 2016
FoodShed, the newly reimagined café that Karen Karp & Partners designed and implemented for the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, was dedicated this past Thursday, March 3, with a program called “Stirring It Up: What’s Cooking in the Children’s Food Movement,” featuring remarks by food entrepreneur and former White House chef Sam Kass and...
1 March 2016
Karen Karp & Partners (KK&P) is a growing, dynamic food and agriculture consulting company with two business units: Our Good Food is Good Business unit supports clients to plan, achieve, and evaluate programs and operations that integrate healthy food, regional food, and sustainability into food business and non-profit program operations. Our Good People Are Good...
24 February 2016
by Cassandra Flechsig During my first visit to Cuba in the spring of 2013, I arrived naively expecting to find all of my favorite Caribbean foods and hoping to tour local community gardens. Though I visited Cuba understanding that their political climate certainly must affect daily life, I also knew they had a thriving tourist...
22 February 2016
by Karin Endy photo by Jeff Sonnabend Each year, beginning when my younger son was one, my husband and I have taken the kids on a trip somewhere with delicious food. Last year we found ourselves in Lake Placid, picking up our older son, now 12, from hockey camp, and then decided to drive two...
13 February 2016
“Bringing Diverse Voices to Your Table,” an essay by Karen Karp, founder and president of Karen Karp & Partners, is featured in the Jan-Feb issue of Trade & Industry Development Magazine. In the column, Karen discusses how planning and implementation of last November’s City Harvest Leadership Summit in New York City included many panelists and...
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,...
14 December 2015
Lexington Market, in continuous operation since 1782, is among the largest and oldest public markets in the United States with nearly 100 vendors of fresh and prepared foods.  The Market is an institution on Baltimore’s West Side and a lynchpin of the city’s new Bromo Arts and Entertainment District, which brings together entrepreneurship, entertainment, culinary,...