Lauren Raheja

Lauren Raheja graduated from Reed College in Portland, Oregon in 2009 with a degree in Anthropology. Since then, she has been writing art reviews and articles about urban gardening and gentrification for Brooklyn the Borough and City Limits. She also interned on an organic farm in her native Minnesota in July of 2010, and continues to look for opportunities to cultivate her gardening skills in New York.

New York City food pantries linking those in need with local farm-fresh produce

Local Produce Link enables food pantries to get the same locally grown, farm fresh, and sometimes organic produce as posh Manhattan restaurants. And their clients, young and old, get to visit farms to see where that fresh food comes from.