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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Keep chewing till it tastes sweet: Kumquats are the Harvest of the Month

March 22, 2017

21,960.  That’s how many kumquats found their way into over 300 Nevada County classrooms earlier this month.  Small, shiny, sweet and tart- kumquats are a lesson in patience, bravery and tastiness.   Both common and exotic- the kumquat is March’s Harvest of the Month.  If you’re like many people- you’ve never had one.  Don’t feel bad-… read more

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BriarPatch Sends Nevada County Farmers to the EcoFarm Conference

March 22, 2017

Four Nevada County farmers attended the Ecological Farming Association’s 37th annual EcoFarm Conference in Pacific Grove this past January, thanks to the BriarPatch Food Co-op. Jeremy Mineau, farmer at Super Tuber and conference attendee, was grateful for the scholarship: “It’s THE big ecological farming conference on the West coast,” he said. “It’s pretty expensive –… read more

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Soggy Boxes, Dry Fruit: Behind the scenes for February’s Harvest of the Month kiwi delivery

February 17, 2017

Of course the kiwis arrive in the midst of another atmospheric river.  Why wouldn’t they?  Their arrival coincides with approximately the 30th inch of rain that we’ve received in as many days.  As the delivery truck arrived, I was immediately soaked to the bone and wondering how to keep roughly 8,000 kiwis dry.  Laughing to… read more

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