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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,...
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,...
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 current issue of Food+City magazine includes “How Do Baby Carrots Come to Be?,” a column by Karen Karp, in which the founder and president of Karen Karp & Partners gives readers an up-close and behind-the-scenes look at baby carrots. Having worked with several farmers and producers of baby carrots, including Bolthouse Farms, Karen has...
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...
3 October 2015
Karen Karp & Partners has been working with NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, Arkansas, since 2013 to develop and implement a Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management (CAHM) program, funded by grants from the Walton Family Foundation totaling more than $8 million. Among the services provided, KK&P looked at current and projected food and hospitality...
1 October 2015
Karen Karp, founder and president of Karen Karp & Partners, was interviewed for a short film called “Farm Bill: No Food Aid, No Problem?” for the InsideOut PTV network. In the film, Karen discusses the decision by the US House of Representatives to pass a version of the new farm bill that excludes the food...