Food Professionals Protecting
Our Farms, Food & Water
From Fracking
Monthly archive October, 2011

“Help Farmers Find a Better Way”: Chef Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez

  I have a house in upstate New York that’s been in my family since the early 1950s.  It is smack in the middle of dairy farmland in a very depressed area of Sullivan County. Farm families that have been our neighbors for decades are very excited about signing the leases offered by the drilling...

Chef Mary Cleaver Signs on to Our Campaign

Mary Cleaver owner of The Green Table and The Cleaver Co. started her business 30 years ago out of her conviction “that the best foods are grown, tended and harvested within one day’s drive of your table.” Her website features a section on her sources, some of which lie atop the Marcellus Shale Formation. “The...

Keep Our Farmland From Being Industrialized: Say No to Fracking

In today’s New York Times, “a natural gas drilling rig next to an impoundment pit in Washington County, Pa.  Such pits are often used to store toxic drilling waste.”   Read more.

Chef Bill Telepan Signs on to Our Campaign

Bill Telepan cares passionately about where his food comes from.  At his  Upper West Side restaurant, Telepan, he builds menus around seasonal, local foods that he personally sources from area farms.  In the introduction to his book, Inspired by Ingredients (Simon & Schuster), he writes: “As far as I’m concerned, farmers are the ultimate prep cooks. The...

They Want to Frack What? Try 20,000 Farms in Upstate New York!

“The 28 counties that overlie the Marcellus shale currently boast over 20,000 farms, 4 million farm acres, and $2.4 billion in farm revenue, more than half the statewide farm economy. We fear the widespread use of fracking will endanger farmland through environmental degradation, fragmentation, and lease of dwindling farm acreage. Additionally, high-volume water use and...
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!"

Chef Jimmy Carbone Signs On!

Restaurateur Jimmy Carbone of Jimmy’s No. 43, a co-founder of our organization,  has signed our letter to Governor Cuomo, asking him to ban fracking in New York State. Jimmy says: “New York  State has a rich tradition of agriculture and agricultural value-added products. I believe New York State — especially the regions of the Marcellus Shale...