About Us

Founded in 2009 by artist Linda Goode Bryant, Project EATS is a living installation transforming vacant lots and rooftops into neighborhood-based farms supporting farm stands, pantries, prepared food, and community programs to catalyze creativity and cultivate greater food sovereignty across New York City. Communities deserve to grow their own food right where they live–Art that feeds.

Project EATS 2021 Video: YouTube

Project EATS Notable Press: BK Reader; Food Management

Founder, Linda Goode Bryant

Linda's decades of art-based activism began with her founding of Just Above Midtown gallery (JAM) which was a self-described laboratory that foregrounded the work of African-American artists including David Hammons, Maren Hassinger, Butch Morris, Senga Nengudi, Lorraine O’Grady, Howardena Pindell and many others. JAM’s explicit purpose was to be “in, but not of, the art world” offering early—and often unique—opportunities to artists to experiment and create freely, away from art market pressures. After closing JAM, Linda dedicated herself to filmmaking, directing the Peabody award-winning documentary Flag Wars (2003), an intimate portrait of a community in-flux that explores the tensions between preservation and gentrification. Over her nearly 50-year career, Linda has and continues to advocate for a connection to “our innate ability to use what we have to create what we need”.

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Current Farms
    111 Sunken Garden Loop
    Randall's (Ward's) Island
    Farm only location.

  • The Crossing
    1956 1st Avenue
    East Harlem, New York
    Farm stand is open for the 2023 season on Saturday from 9/16-10/21/2023.
    Saturday 11:00am - 4:00pm

  • Marcus Garvey Apartments
    297 Chester Street
    Brownsville, Brooklyn
    Farm stand is open for the 2023 season every Thursday from 11:00am - 4:00pm.
    Food Distribution
    Friday 1–3pm

  • Essex Crossing
    220 Broome Street
    Lower East Side, Manhattan
    Farm Stand and Eatery
    Wednesday–Sunday 12-7pm

  • SBH Wellness Center
    4422 Third Avenue
    Belmont, Bronx
    Farm Stand is open for the 2023 season every Wednesday from 11:00am - 4:00pm.
    Food Distribution
    Thursday 1–3pm

Artist Commissions

Project EATS presents Art Inside/Out–a series of artist commissions bringing art from inside museums and galleries and out into neighborhoods around New York City. The 2022–2023 commissions are presented in conjunction with the exhibition Just Above Midtown: Changing Spaces at The Museum of Modern Art.

Just as artists at Just Above Midtown gallery were invited to push their artistic practices, take their creativity to new heights, and collaborate, this series of artist commissions enacts JAM in the present–inviting living artists who exhibited at the gallery during the 1970s and 1980s, as well as those who were influenced by its legacy and spirit later on, to create anew.

Artist Commissions Locations and Dates
  • David Hammons
    Concerto in Black and Blue (2002)
    Oct 3–Oct 30, 2022
    Billboards and Bus Shelters
    Brownsville, Brooklyn

    Nov 14–Dec 12, 2022
    Williamsburg Bridge, Manhattan North Entrance
    Essex and Delancey St

    Nov 14–Dec 12, 2022
    CITI Field
    Shea Rd and Boat Basin Pl

  • Maren Hassinger
    Industrial Nature
    Dec 2, 2022–Feb 3, 2023
    Essex Crossing Farm

    Feb 6–Mar 21, 2023
    Brownsville Farm at Marcus Garvey Apartments

  • Arthur Jafa and
    Garrett Bradley
    A Negro, A Lim-o
    Winter 2022/Spring 2023
    Brownsville and
    Essex Crossing Farms

  • Caroline Batzdorf
    Director of Development

  • Linda Goode Bryant
    Founder and President

  • Mindy Ciron
    Seasonal Farmer

  • Shevan Durant

  • Shavar Elliott
    Seasonal Farmer

  • Ronnie Jordan
    Farm Site Leader

  • Cathy Martinez
    Chef Assistant

  • Margot Monteverde
    Seasonal Farmer

  • Jason Murphy
    Culinary & Product Manager

  • Kristen Myers
    Sales Manager

  • Jordan Paige
    Community Instructor

  • Adriana Perez
    Community Manager

  • Ian Rothman
    Executive Farmer

  • Isaiah Trader
    Seasonal Farmer

  • Jon Gilman
    Former Chef and Owner, Taste Caterers

  • Korbin Heiss
    SVP, Wells Fargo

  • Liz Howng
    Board Secretary
    Global Finance People Agenda Lead, JP Morgan Chase

  • Nilda Isidro
    Shareholder, GreenbergTraurig

  • Marc Payot
    President, Hauser & Wirth

  • Barry Rosen
    Immediate Past Chair
    Artist Estate Advisor

  • Harriet Sanford
    Board Chair
    Non-profit consultant, maker of ceramics, and advocate for sustainable food systems.

  • Andrea Schwan
    PR & Image Building Consultant

  • Lorna Simpson
    Visual Artist

  • Veronique Tillinghast
    Executive Director, HR Benefits Design and Strategy
    JPMorgan Chase

  • Andrew Warren
    Board Treasurer
    Senior Vice President, TD Bank

  • Sarah Workneh
    Co-Director, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture