La Plaza Cultural Community Garden was alive and buzzing as urban growers, rural farmers, food activists, and occupiers bonded on Sunday Dec 4, 2011 for Occupy Food. Activities included singing, screen printing sessions, several energizing speakers (video excerpts above), a talkback session, and culminated with a march to Zuccotti Park/Liberty Plaza where further open exchange was held.
After the march, a meal was served, prepared by an auxiliary cooking group including Lisa F. of the 4th Street Food Co-op. The co-op used our infrastructure to help them purchase fresh produce for the meal, like collards, potatoes, and onions, from our supplier Angellos.
Store-front food co-operatives should definitely be at the table when we’re imagining what a future food distribution would look (and taste) like.