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16 May 2016
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) has launched Healthy Food for All in Columbia County, N.Y., a five-year initiative driven by local stakeholders and made possible by generous support from local donors whose aim is to improve access to fresh and healthy food for all, especially low-income and elderly residents. The program was developed as an...
16 May 2016
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Physique 57 is a growing fitness company that operates nine upscale, full-service exercise studios in the United States and internationally and a thriving video on demand platform. The company offers a unique, specialized exercise experience that has captured the attention of women worldwide.  Since its inception, the company has developed a...
28 March 2016
Karen Karp has joined the advisory board of the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans, La. Karen Karp & Partners has been engaged to complete a $400,000 grant proposal to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, at their request, to expand the Goldring Center program nationally. The Goldring Center was founded...
28 March 2016
Karen Karp has joined the advisory board of Food Future, Inc. A scale-up accelerator and lab, Food Future identifies and fuels growth for established, yet small, companies with serious potential. Food Future helps growing startups (typically with $2 – 10 million in annual revenues) to move from established early product-market phase to mainstreaming their products....
7 March 2016
by Karen Karp I like the familiar in Barbados: a regular shopping list that includes flying fish; papaya; incredibly sweet and perfectly sized bananas; the traditional bread which is puffy and has too much sugar in it; and local staple vegetables like okra, tomatoes, cucumbers, and lovely, floppy, variegated-leaved lettuce; and black belly lamb (shoulders,...
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...
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...