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Food Professionals Protecting
Our Farms, Food & Water
From Fracking
Oh Yes!  We Won a Ban!!!

Oh Yes! We Won a Ban!!!

Today, December 17, 2014 is a great day in New York for Chefs for the Marcellus and all who have spoken out to keep NY frack free.  A great day for our regional foodshed, for our food and beverage producers, and a great day for the future of working together!...
Batali & Telepan Rip Fracking

Batali & Telepan Rip Fracking

Kudos to chefs Mario Batali and Bill Telepan for speaking out on the issue of fracking in today’s New York Daily News.  Expressing their concern about drilling’s impact on New York’s important agricultural sector,  they urged Governor Cuomo — who has been a huge proponent of NY State agriculture —...
Elizabeth Royte, “Fracking Our Food Supply”, Nation Magazine

Elizabeth Royte, “Fracking Our Food Supply”, Nation Magazine

“In Louisiana, seventeen cows died after an hour’s exposure to spilled fracking fluid. (Most likely cause of death: respiratory failure.)… In western Pennsylvania, an overflowing waste pit sent fracking chemicals into a pond and a pasture where pregnant cows grazed: half their calves were born dead. The following year’s animal......
Ken Jaffe, Slope Farms, Meredith, NY

Ken Jaffe, Slope Farms, Meredith, NY

“The industrialization and pollution of rural upstate New York (through fracking) would kill the production of organic and sustainable food in this region.”
Chef Heather Carlucci, Co-founder, Chefs for the Marcellus

Chef Heather Carlucci, Co-founder, Chefs for the Marcellus

"Help farmers find better ways to ensure their future. Most important, please write to Governor Cuomo to tell him that you support our farmers and want to protect their livelihood from fracking!"
Elizabeth Royte, “Fracking Our Food Supply”, Nation Magazine

Elizabeth Royte, “Fracking Our Food Supply”, Nation Magazine

“In Louisiana, seventeen cows died after an hour’s exposure to spilled fracking fluid. (Most likely cause of death: respiratory failure.)… In western Pennsylvania, an overflowing waste pit sent fracking chemicals into a pond and a pasture where pregnant cows grazed: half their calves were born dead. The following year’s animal...
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Maryland Takes Fracking Off the Menu!

Chefs for the Marcellus congratulates Don’t Frack Maryland campaign and the scores of farmers, restaurant owners, chefs, beverage and food producers, retailers and others who helped achieve a multi year moratorium on fracking! As in New York and California, the professional food community of Maryland is taking specific action as a group to protect water,...
Chefs for the Marcellus at Farm to Table Summit

Chefs for the Marcellus at Farm to Table Summit

Campaign co founders Jimmy Carbone and Hilary Baum want to send the governor a message: let’s build agriculture by keeping fracking out of New York! Jimmy and Hilary attended the Upstate Downstate Farm to Table Summit, the governor’s promotional event expressing his support for New York State food and beverage products. We all have to...
Chefs for the Marcellus at the International Chefs Congress

Chefs for the Marcellus at the International Chefs Congress

Join us in Brooklyn this weekend (October 26 – October 28) at the 9th Annual International Chefs Congress, presented by our friends at StarChefs.com. We’ll have a dedicated Chefs for the Marcellus table throughout the event; we encourage you to stop by, ask questions and sign our petition! This year’s theme is “Cooking Honest: The Power...
Chefs for the Marcellus at the People's Climate March on Sunday!

Chefs for the Marcellus at the People’s Climate March on Sunday!

Join Chefs for the Marcellus at the People’s Climate March on Sunday, Sept 21st.  We’ll be meeting at 10am on Central Park West, between 71st and 72nd Streets, and we ask our chefs and partners to please wear your  “kitchen whites.”  Look for the Chefs for the Marcellus banner near the parkside speakers’ area, where campaign member Mary Cleaver will be part...
Fracktail Menu!

Fracktail Menu!

            Who’s ready for Fracktail Night at Back Forty? Join us and our generous friends at Eminence Road Farm, Brooklyn Winery, Van Brunt Stillhouse and Catskill Provisions on Monday, August 11th as we gather petition signatures and raise funds! For more information or to sign our petition, please click here. RSVP: rachel@rachelvandolsen.com....
Fracktail Night at Back Forty | August 11th

Fracktail Night at Back Forty | August 11th

Exciting news!  Chefs for the Marcellus is hosting an after hours fundraising event at Back Forty on Monday, August 11th from 9pm-11pm.  We hope you can join us as we sip on signature fracktails, enjoy light bites and pledge to fight fracking in New York State. Admission is free, with drink proceeds going to benefit Chefs for the Marcellus....
Chefs for the Marcellus in The New York Times

Chefs for the Marcellus in The New York Times

If you picked up this Sunday’s edition of The New York Times you likely noticed the nod to Mario Batali’s support for Chefs for the Marcellus! The article, entitled Tom Colicchio, Citizen Chef, profiles Mr. Collicchio’s advocacy work within the food justice sphere, and references Mr. Batali as fellow epicurean with a cause. Read the full article here.
Chefs for the Marcellus in USA Today, Green Living | Cooking Up a Solution

Chefs for the Marcellus in USA Today, Green Living | Cooking Up a Solution

Campaign co-founder Heather Carlucci and Chefs for the Marcellus are featured in the Spring / Summer 2014 edition of USA Today Green Living. “Cooking Up a Solution: Chefs Band...
Chefs for the Marcellus at Edible Institute on Saturday!

Chefs for the Marcellus at Edible Institute on Saturday!

We’re looking forward to attending the 2014 installment of the Edible Institute this weekend in New York City.  While each discussion and Q&A is unique and interesting in its own right, the talk closest to our hearts (of course) falls in the Environment category “Fracking: What Can New Yorkers Learn + Teach the Rest of the Nation?” and features...