We’re growing a community of healthy eaters — and it starts with teaching young people how to cook.

In New York City, obesity hits hardest in communities already suffering from health and economic disparities:


of NYC kids ages 10-17 are estimated to be overweight or obese


of NYC adults are estimated to be overweight or obese


of NYC residents in low-income communities are estimated to be overweight or obese


Studies show the more time people spend cooking at home, the lower their rate of obesity.

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In low-income communities where processed, high-calorie foods are prevalent, and healthy, whole foods are scarce, The Sylvia Center provides essential programs that teach young people the skills they need to lead healthy, productive lives.

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August 15, 2016 in Blog, Recipes

Berry Galette

Berry Galette Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 ¼ cup flour 1 ½ teaspoons sugar ½ teaspoon salt 1 stick butter, cut into small (1/2-inch) cubes, chilled ¼ cup of ice water…

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August 10, 2016 in News, On the farm, Press

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Grant Announcement

We are proud to announce that we have received a grant from Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation to expand our education initiatives in Columbia County after school programs with our wonderful program partners starting…

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August 5, 2016 in Blog, Events, On the farm

Thank You Again, for Making Farm to Table an Amazing Success

To the over 300 supporters -- co-chairs, dinner committee members, board members, long-time and new friends -- that came to the 9th annual Farm to Table Dinner on Saturday, July... Read More