Good Food in Action: Farmers Market Chefs – Harvest Homes Market – Queens/Bronx/Brooklyn, NY

“Good Food in Action” highlights current “culanthropy” (culinary volunteer) opportunities in food-based non-profits around the world.

Here is this week’s pick:

Organization/Program: Harvest Home Markets

Volunteer Opportunity: Farmers Market Cooking Demonstrations

Location: Various in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, New York

Start Date: ASAP

Time Commitment:  Variable

Organization Overview:

Harvest Home Farmers’ Market is an NYC non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access  to local, farm-fresh produce to low-income neighborhoods.  Founded in 1993, the markets create a community gathering place that educates the public about health and nutrition, supports regional agriculture and provides job opportunities six days a week during the summer season. Harvest Home Farmers’ Markets currently operates markets in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens and accepts Food Stamp/EBT cards, Women Infant and Children Farmer’s Market Nutrition Coupons (FMNP), Senior Coupons and Health Bucks.

Volunteer Overview:

Volunteers are needed to work with kids and families at various market locations to introduce consumers to the benefits of fresh, locally produced fruits and vegetables. This is a great opportunity to work with community members in a hands-on setting.

To Apply: Fill out their online application or or email an electronic copy to info@harvesthomefm.org. For further details email diana@spoonsacrossamerica.org with “Harvest Home” in the subject line.

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