Before embracing a healthy lifestyle, I had a bad relationship with food. Food was my comfort when I didn’t have another way of coping with the curveballs life can often throw our way. Years later, I discovered the benefits of a plant-based diet, and it changed my life.
2019 is off to a great start and I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead the team of Hungry Harvesters on a mission to build a better food system by taking the time to invest in and care about the wellbeing of our communities. Thank you for helping us make this all a reality.
This New Year we’re welcoming 2019 like we welcome all our rescued produce - with hearts full of compassion & radical acceptance. At a time when there is a heightened sense of presenting your best self for all of the world to critique and comment, far too often, we are our own worst critic, rarely taking the time to acknowledge that for the most part, we’re pretty good already.
It’s not every day that you meet two scientists with a passion for sustainable farming and supporting their local community, so when Blue Thumb Farms called us earlier this year - we instantly knew they were our kind of people.
Life is too short to not make an impact. As a kid, I became obsessed with the idea of making the world a better place. In my early teens, I envisioned myself being a social entrepreneur and began working towards that goal every day. The past four years have been the best of my life. I have the best job on the planet - doing work I love, with people I love, while making a difference in our food system.
Every once in a while we like to shine a little (well-deserved) light on one of our Hungry Harvest Ambassadors - the Superheroes who spread the word about Hungry Harvest produce & our mission: Meet Amanda Laddie - a zoo educator, blogger & true Hungry Harvest Hero!
Farmers work from before dawn to well after dusk, seven days a week, throughout the heat of the summer and cold of the winter, to get food to our tables. This Thanksgiving, as we plan our holiday feast around their harvest, we are particularly thankful for our partner growers.
Family dinners can be awkward at the best of times, but when family members travel from near and far to gather for Thanksgiving dinner, conversation can go downhill faster than you can call dibs on the turkey leg.Today, we want to offer you some tips on how you can turn a bad conversation to good, so you can reframe the dreaded table talk this Thanksgiving.
Every year in America, we throw out more than 400 pounds of food per person. In the season of giving thanks and giving back, Hungry Harvest is bringing the mission to end this food waste to your Thanksgiving table. Starting next week, we'll be offering all the staples for your holiday feast (except the turkey) in our rescued produce add-on marketplace. In anticipation of our Thanksgiving marketplace, we asked some of our Hungry Harvest Heroes to share their tips for making a holiday full of meaning, and low on waste.
In just over a year of the program’s existence we’ve provided over 70,000 pounds of reduced-cost produce through Produce in a SNAP to nearly 2,000 people. But this is just the beginning. Because we are looking at hunger and these systematic inequalities in access to healthy food from a business perspective, we can make a long-term, sustainable impact in people’s lives, while scaling this program to new markets.
We've been so inspired by your #NoWasteBagLunch photo entries at our contest page over here, we jumped in the kitchen and started whipping up our own fall-welcoming bag lunches. We raided our harvests, broke out some of our favorite recipes and got to work! Check out some delicious lunch (with leftovers) ideas from Stacy, Will and Ariana.
It’s Back to School time! Even as we get busier and the days get shorter, it’s the perfect time of year to use the routine shake-up to set some new healthy habits. Especially if we’re actually making our way back into the classroom. We caught up with Karen Heinrich from the Office of Health Services at Baltimore County Public Schools to talk about how she’s using impact-driven produce from Hungry Harvest to build healthy eating habits into her school year day to day.
I’m a proud alumni of the public education system. I attended Baltimore County Public Schools for 12 years, starting at Summit Park, then Pikesville Middle, then Pikesville High. The lessons I learned from some fantastic teachers are now coming full circle. I use them to run Hungry Harvest so we can return the favor to some of the most influential teachers in my life.
In this country, 27.6 million children go without the free or reduced-price meals they need during the summer. In Maryland alone, nearly 400,000 children rely on free and reduced-price school breakfast and lunch on a daily basis during the school year. When summer rolls around, these children suddenly lose access to the reliable, nutritious meals that help them develop healthy and strong brains and bodies.
At Hungry Harvest, culture isn't just a buzzword we throw around. It's an intangible asset of ours. In his latest post, Evan shares tips on nurturing the kind of culture in a startup that leads to growth, empowerment and satisfaction.
Ever wonder why fruit ripens so differently? So many factors like heat, moisture, and even the presence of other fruit, can play a huge role along the way to affect how quickly fruit ripens. So what happens if your mango or tomato are still hard when you get them?
Award winning chef and restaurateur Brenda Langton, is a pioneer of fresh, local and sustainable food. She’s been a repeat judge for the James Beard Foundation’s annual cookbook awards. She made a recipe just for Hungry Harvest!