About Us

Founded by artist Linda Goode Bryant, Project EATS is a “living installation” of neighborhood-based, small-plot, high-yield farms that use art, urban agriculture, partnerships, and social enterprise to sustainably grow and equitably distribute fresh, local, organically-grown food in communities across New York City. Project EATS transforms vacant lots and rooftops into viable farms supporting farm stands, pantries, prepared food, and community programs in neighborhoods disproportionately experiencing food insecurity and diet-related illness across the City. Communities deserve to grow their own food right where they live–Art that feeds.

Video on Project EATS: YouTube

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 re-opening soon.

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

  • SBH Wellness Center
    4422 Third Avenue
    Belmont, Bronx
    Farm stand
    Wed–Thu 10am–4pm

  • Hollis Garden Apartments
    203-205 Hollis Avenue
    Saint Albans, NY
    Residents-only farm.

Team
  • Leah Asha Allen
    Director of Development

  • Faye Bradshaw
    Senior Director of Operations

  • Jess Carroll
    Seasonal Farmer

  • 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

  • Christina Miller
    Interim Farm Director

  • Jason Murphy
    Culinary & Product Manager

  • Andrew Nasti
    Seasonal Farmer

  • Isaiah Trader
    Seasonal Farmer

Board
  • Barry Rosen
    Board Chairman
    Artist Estate Advisor

  • Korbin Heiss
    Board Treasurer
    SVP, Wells Fargo

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

  • Jon Gilman
    Former Chef and Owner,Taste Caterers

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

  • Nilda Isidro
    Shareholder, GreenbergTraurig

  • Marc Payot
    President, Hauser & Wirth

  • Andrea Schwan
    PR & Image Building Consultant

  • Lorna Simpson
    Visual Artist