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3 December 2020
Resilience, collaboration, and equity have been vital to understanding and weathering food system challenges in 2020. These core values are at the heart of an initiative Karen Karp & Partners has been helping to design and facilitate this year to reinforce and restore resilience and equity in New England’s regional food system amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
2 December 2020
Karen Karp and Senior Consultant Shayna Cohen reflect on 2001-2005 in KK&P's history, including Karen's return to the U.S., and the beginning of the local food movement in this country.
agriculture concerns next administration
28 October 2020
Thoughts on how and for whom we are growing crops, raising animals and producing food.
27 October 2020
Karen Karp recently spoke with economist Teresa Lynch about their collaboration over the past decade, how it started, why it's unique, and how it delivers value to our clients.
covid-19 and restaurants
1 September 2020
KK&P President Karen Karp reflects on why the pandemic disrupted our food system, the challenging road to revitalization and what a sustainable future for restaurants could look like.
30 July 2020
Founder Karen Karp talks about her decision to pursue graduate school in England, expanding KK&P's work further up the food supply chain and more in this look back at the company's history.
29 July 2020
The University of Rhode Island and Community College of Rhode Island are working with industry leaders to develop new courses, professional certifications, and a two-year Associate’s degree program focused on agriculture, food systems, and plant-based industries.
27 July 2020
KK&P recently worked with Hudson Valley Fisheries and Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation to research opportunities in and approaches to value-added processing for inland aquaculture.
30 June 2020
Karen Karp talks about the history of KK&P, her motivation for starting the company and the work still left to do.
5 June 2020
As the events of the past weeks have unfolded – the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, which are only the most recent killings in an unconscionable history of racist violence; the subsequent protests calling for justice and meaningful structural change; and the federal administration’s response – we at KK&P have felt...
26 May 2020
Over the past six years, food business incubator Hope & Main has helped aspiring food entrepreneurs from a variety of means and backgrounds launch and scale their businesses by providing shared-use kitchens and equipment, technical and educational programs, and a community of peers and mentors. KK&P Senior Consultant Ben Kerrick recently spoke with Founder Lisa Raiola about how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting Hope & Main, how her member businesses are adapting, and her hopes for the food system.
8 May 2020
KK&P: 2001-2005: When the “Local Foods” Movement Really Started Happening Karen Karp and Senior Consultant Shayna Cohen reflect on 2001-2005 in KK&P’s history, including Karen’s return to the U.S., and the beginning of the local food movement in this country. Read More. Karen Karp and Teresa Lynch Discuss Economic Development in the Food Industry Karen...