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The Sylvia Center is on a mission to create communities of healthy eaters. Ready to join us? There are so many ways to get involved.


This year, The Sylvia Center taught over 3,500 young people and their families in New York City and Columbia County how to cook and love healthy food. Your support will help us reach even more youth, teens and family members.


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We welcome dedicated volunteers to work with us in the kitchen and classroom, to help out at special events, or to come to the farm for hands-on work days.

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We welcome dedicated, young professionals to help us achieve our mission and strengthen our reach and effectiveness through fundraising, volunteering, and building greater awareness about our programs.

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Our events are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our students and supporters while growing future programs.

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May 14, 2018 in Blog, In the City, News, Teens

Sylvia Center Teens Take the Lead

Teens in Hudson, Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens have been working hard in the kitchen to learn new cooking skills that they can share with others. With a host of solid…

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May 4, 2018 in Blog, Chef Spotlight, On the farm, Recipes

Snap Pea and Soba Stir Fry

In Williamsburg, our students learned all about buckwheat soba noodles.  With a tasty sauce, and seasonal spring peas, this stir fry turned out better than ever. Soba noodles can be…

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April 30, 2018 in Blog, Chef Spotlight, On the farm, Recipes

Spring Grain Salad from Katchkie Farm

This Spring Grain Salad says spring is here like the sounds of birds chirping in the morning! We love it so much that we made it five times last week:…

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