The Last Taste of Summer: Fresh, organic peppers in the classroom and in school lunch!

October 11, 2017

October has arrived!  The first day of school is a distant memory.  As the days get shorter and the leaves begin to turn, we seasonal eaters are busy eating the last of the hot weather crops.  Once ubiquitous, zucchini is now a scarce commodity.  At the Food Love Farm, cool nights have already brought a… read more

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Farm Crew 2018 Now Accepting Applications!

September 27, 2017

Would you like to spend the 2018 growing season working alongside a farmer in Nevada County?  Apply now for Farm Crew 2018!  This exciting training program is launching its second season and we have a great line up of potential host farms ready to help train the next generation of farmers.  Farm Crew members work… read more

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It’s an Asian Pear Bonanza!

September 19, 2017

Ah September, how we’ve missed you!  Yes, summer is great and all- but by September we’re ready for something different.  Some cooling breezes, some changing leaves.  Something fresh, crunchy and quintessentially fall.  Something like an Asian pear… In case it wasn’t obvious, Asian pears are September’s featured produce item for the Harvest of the Month! … read more

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Celebrating the Heroes of Sierra Harvest!

September 7, 2017

The 3rd Annual Volunteer Celebration and Farm Potluck at the Food Love Farm on August 17th was an extraordinary evening filled with delightful live music, a bountiful shared meal including roasted veggies from the farm, tours of the garden, chair massages, lively conversations amidst the towering flowers while more than 100 guests celebrated our 10th… read more

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Cook with Kids  – Volunteer TODAY to be a Tasting Week Chef with Sierra Harvest –!

September 6, 2017

Sierra Harvest seeks  chefs to cook with students and provide tastings in local schools during the week of October 9-13th, 2017.  Share your enthusiasm and skills for local, organic food TODAY!  Sierra Harvest has been bringing guest chefs into classrooms for the last 6 years in 22 schools for K-8 and we would like to… read more

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Farm to School is Back in Action!

August 31, 2017

Another school year has begun, and with it, another year of farm to school!  Now in its 10th year, the program has grown from humble beginnings working on a school garden at Hennessey Elementary to serving 96% of the K-8 population in Western Nevada County with a whole range of programming!  As this year gets… read more

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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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