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Governor Cuomo: Protect Finger Lakes Wine Region

Governor Cuomo: Protect Finger Lakes Wine Region

Chefs for the Marcellus joined NYS Sustainable Business Council, Finger Lakes Wine Business Coalition and Gas-Free Seneca Business Coalition and others in a letter to Governor Cuomo opposing the development of a major gas hub in the heart of the Finger Lakes. Cofounder Jimmy Carbone, of Jimmy’s 43, said, “The Finger Lakes produces great wines,...


The Chefs for the Marcellus campaign and cofounder Hilary Baum are featured in “Connecting the Dots Between Fracking and the Food Supply”at America Knows How as an example of how businesses can take action on climate change. We are proud that our role as a collaborative player in the movement to ban fracking in New...

Protecting Public Lands from Fracking

Representative Mark Pocan and Hilary Baum, of Chefs for the Marcellus and the American Sustainable Business Council, are coauthors of an op-ed published by The Hill addressing environmental, health and economic impacts of fracking on public lands. ASBC is an endorser of the Protect Our Public Lands Act introduced by Pocan on Earth Day 2015.  ...

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,...
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!  So sure that the Chefs...
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 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: