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”.


Linda Notable Press: NYT–T Magazine; BOMB; ArtNews; Artnet; Culture Type

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

  • The Crossing
    1956 1st Avenue
    East Harlem, New York
    Farm stand opening soon.

  • Marcus Garvey Apartments
    353 Chester Street
    Brownsville, Brooklyn
    Farm stand
    Thu 12pm–5pm
    Food Distribution
    Fri 1–4pm

  • Essex Crossing
    220 Broome Street
    Lower East Side, Manhattan
    Farm Stand and Eatery
    Wed–Sun 11am-7pm

  • SBH Wellness Center
    4422 Third Avenue
    Belmont, Bronx
    Farm Stand
    Wed 11am–4pm
    Food Distribution
    Thu 1pm–4pm

Team
  • Agafia Andreyev
    Seasonal Farmer

  • Leah Asha Allen
    Director of Development

  • Faye Bradshaw
    Senior Director of Operations

  • Alexa Curnutte
    Seasonal Farmer

  • Shevan Durant
    Administrator

  • Shavar Elliot
    Seasonal Farmer

  • Linda Goode Bryant
    Founder and President

  • Marielle Ingram
    Special Projects Assistant

  • Keith Jackson
    Seasonal Farmer

  • Ronnie Jordan
    Seasonal Farmer

  • Ariana Kazansky
    Seasonal Farmer

  • Cathy Martinez
    Chef Assistant

  • Jason Murphy
    Culinary & Product Manager

  • Andrew Nasti
    Seasonal Farmer

  • Jordan Paige
    Community Instructor

  • Octavio Peralta
    Food Distribution Coordinator

  • Adriana Perez
    Community Coordinator

  • Matthew Trader
    Seasonal Farmer

Board
  • Jon Gilman
    Former Chef and Owner, Taste Caterers

  • Korbin Heiss
    Board Treasurer
    SVP, Wells Fargo

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

  • Nilda Isidro
    Shareholder, GreenbergTraurig

  • Marc Payot
    President, Hauser & Wirth

  • Barry Rosen
    Board Chairman
    Artist Estate Advisor

  • Harriet Sanford
    Board Secretary
    Former President & CEO, NEA Foundation

  • Andrea Schwan
    PR & Image Building Consultant

  • Lorna Simpson
    Visual Artist

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

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