Fun memories from this year's third annual Lenore Travis Youth Retreat held from October 6 – 8, honoring friend and trustee Lenore Travis, a beloved member of The Food Project community. It was a wonderful weekend filled with fun, games, reflection, and team-building for youth across the Greater Boston and North Shore regions.
This morning we celebrated the opening of the new greenhouse on the Lynn campus of @northshorecc. Soon this space will be filled with plants and seedlings and serve as a learning and growing space for @northshorecc students, community residents, The Food Project's youth, and more. As John Wang, regional director of The Food Project on the North Shore, shared, "We have appreciated having North Shore Community College play a vital role in the resident-led Lynn Grows steering committee that has put together a vision and set of priorities to build a better food system in Lynn. This partnership between The Food Project and NSCC around the greenhouse is a key component of making that happen."
Interested in learning more about youth development, sustainable agriculture models, food and social justice initiatives, and more? Join peers from across the U.S and the world at The Food Project's Winter Institute, February 7 – 9, 2019. For more information and to register, visit link in bio.
It's harvest season! Our staff from Greater Boston and the North Shore came together for a beautiful morning on the farm today. We harvested carrots, leeks, kale, two thousand pounds of sweet potatoes, and more. All of this will go to SNAP/HIP accessible farmers markets, hunger relief organizations, local food businesses, and CSA shares.
On #WorldFoodDay, we're reminded of our vision for a world where everyone has access to fresh, healthy, affordable food. Today we celebrate the power of youth, food, and community, and the ways you help us work to make our vision a reality.
We did it! Thanks for supporting us on the Ride for Food and exceeding our goal. You raised over $10,200 to support hunger relief throughout Greater Boston. This year, the Ride supported 21 food pantries, kitchens, food rescue organizations, and farms—including The Food Project. There's still one more day to give. Help us raise even more and donate today via link in bio.
Due to predicated thunderstorms later in the day, today's Dudley Town Common Farmers Market will be starting early at 1 p.m. We'll have a bounty of seasonal produce including potatoes, kale, winter squash, and more! See you there.
Thanks to @SAP who joined us on Tuesday with 25 volunteers to help pick carrots in the rain! Despite the gloomy weather, these hard workers kept a sunshiny attitude.
Enjoy local produce for the holidays with The Food Project's Thanksgiving CSA farm share! This bountiful share contains 30-50 lbs. of produce including winter squash, root vegetables, leeks, cabbage, and more. Pickup is on November 17, the Saturday before Thanksgiving, in Lincoln, MA. Sign up today at the link in our profile.
Today's Back to Our Roots takes us to the 2000 Summer Youth Program (now known as Seed Crew). By the early 2000's, The Food Project was farming on 21 acres of land between Lincoln and Boston. Pictured is a crew on the Baker Bridge Farm in Lincoln, getting ready for some hula-hoeing while rocking their eggplant purple t-shirts. Any '00 alumni out there? Tag your friends!