Inaugural Farm Crew is Learning, Connecting with the Community

July 18, 2017

Sierra Harvest’s first “Farm Crew” program is mid-way through its first season, and the  inaugural crew is enthusiastic about the experience. Part of Sierra Harvest’s Farm Institute, Farm Crew members participate in a combination of hands-on, paid work experience at a local farm along with classroom and in the field learning from a variety of… read more

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Goodbye Sara, Hello Lauren — Changes in the Sierra Harvest School Food Staff

July 18, 2017

Sierra Harvest would like to send out a big thank you to our FoodCorps Service Member Sara Lieber who has been working with us for the past year to encourage elementary and middle school students to eat more delicious local food. Thanks Sara — you literally moved mountains up here in the foothills! And, Sierra… read more

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Sierra Gardens Are Thriving, Thanks to Our Volunteer Garden Builders

July 12, 2017

Sierra Harvest believes that a tomato that travels a few feet from your backyard to your kitchen tastes better than one that was shipped in a truck from hundreds of miles away. We also believe that everybody should have access to delicious, fresh, locally grown food. But not everyone has the knowledge to grow their… read more

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The 2016-17 Farm to School Awards!

June 6, 2017

As we all know, at the end of school there are awards ceremonies honoring our students and their achievements throughout the school year.  In honor of awards season (and all the awesome programming that happened this past year), Sierra Harvest presents the 2016-17 Farm to School awards! Harvest of the Month One of the most… read more

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Local Students Devour a Diversity of Produce Through Harvest of the Month This Year!

May 24, 2017

May is winding down.  After a long, brutal winter, the heat has returned and summer is just around the corner.  This is the time of year when it’s hard to concentrate.  We’re not yet used to the heat, and there’s still school and work to contend with.  While most of us are still adjusting to… read more

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Volunteer Spotlight: Nicole Keene

May 1, 2017

SH: How did you become interested in helping Sierra Harvest (SH)? NK: I wanted a job at SH, so I set out to be indispensable. I hadn’t worked in 17 years, and I didn’t want to be somewhere that doesn’t feed my soul – I’m too old. I needed something super part time because I… read more

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Camp is Coming!

April 25, 2017

As farmer Maggie has been planting seeds this spring, she’s been dreaming about all the food that she’ll be sharing with a few lucky kids this summer at Food Love camp in July.  Cucumbers, fennel, carrots, kohlrabi, zucchini and the first little cherry tomatoes that pop in your mouth…can you imagine it?  Right now, they… read more

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Plants Sales are Better Due to the Generosity of Many!

April 25, 2017

Have you driven by the Food Love Project recently and noticed something different?  As of this spring, the farm is now the home of a new, improved greenhouse!  With over three times as much table space to grow a collection of regionally appropriate and organic transplants, and even more area to provide education- the farm… read more

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Farm Crew Launches April 18th – Incredible Educational Opportunities for Farmers Still Available!

April 15, 2017

The Farm Institute is excited to announce the launch of it’s newest program, Farm Crew!  Designed to provide on-the-job training to aspiring farmers, Farm Crew will work in close collaboration with the vibrant farming community of Nevada County to grow the skills of our future farmers.  Farm Crew members spend a portion of their week… read more

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Changes on Sierra Harvest’s Staff – New Faces and a New Role

April 15, 2017

We are delighted to welcome two new staff members this month – Amelia Padini and Kalita Todd – and congratulate Rachel Berry on her promotion. Amelia Padini, Food Love Project Farm Educator Amelia will be serving as the Food Love Project Farm Educator, coordinating school field trips to Sierra Harvest’s educational farm as well as… read more

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