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Telling Their Stories: New Haven Food Business Owners

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These stories feature BIPOC* food business owners in New Haven. We hope these stories inspire you to check out these delicious family-run businesses (if you are lucky enough to live nearby) and to spend more time getting to know the people in your broader community who make and sell food.

This series was created for the recent orientation held for incoming students at the Yale School of the Environment. Facilitated by CBEY's Executive Director, Stuart DeCew, the People & Pathways module of the orientation included these stories to help students expand their understanding of the New Haven community as they arrived. Students listened to the stories and ate food from each of these restaurants over the course of the week.

Stories produced by CBEY Resident Fellow Tagan Engel, edited by Jon Oliver Music, photographed by Maza Rey Photography.

This series is sponsored by The Yale School of the Environment.

*BIPOC: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

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