Harvest Blog

All About Sunchokes!

06.01.2022 in Harvest Blog, Tacoma Farmers Market

Samara Elaine González, MSN, is the current Fresh Express Mobile Market Community Liaison at the Tacoma Farmer’s Market through Americorps VISTA. In Samara’s early days with Tacoma Farmers Market in April 2021, she attended as many Fresh Express markets as she could to get a better…

Welcome, Marie-Yvonne!

08.12.2021 in Harvest Against Hunger, Harvest Blog, Harvest VISTA

Marie-Yvonne is a VISTA Leader for the Harvest VISTA Program, which works in tandem with Harvest Against Hunger. The Harvest VISTA Program recruits and places Americorps VISTA members at local hunger relief agencies across the country. These members provide and create opportunities for produce collection,…

City Fruit: Celebrating the End of the Harvest Season

03.11.2021 in City Fruit, Harvest Blog

Every fall, to commemorate the end of the harvest season, and thank volunteers, donors, and community partners, City Fruit hosts a fundraising event called “Celebrates.” From this event, City Fruit raises money to fund their Harvest Program. Previously, Celebrates was an in-person cider tasting event,…

Saving Muscadines with Concrete Jungle

28.09.2021 in Concrete Jungle

Melanie Jones serves as the AmeriCorps VISTA with Concrete Jungle in Atlanta, Georgia. As the Communications Coordinator, Melanie manages the social media channels for Concrete Jungle as well as the website and newsletter. She’s also helping to increase Concrete Jungle’s connections to small-scale distribution sites…

A Summer in the Life: Another VISTA Perspective

02.09.2021 in Kitsap Harvest

Kyleigh Humes served as a Summer Associate VISTA at Kitsap Harvest in Bremerton, Washington. She helped further Kitsap’s mission to connect “abundance to need by reducing food waste, nurturing community, and providing equitable access to fresh, locally grown food.” Below, Kyleigh reflects on her summer,…

A Summer in the Life: One VISTA’s Perspective

01.09.2021 in City Fruit

Ife Asabi served as a Summer Associate VISTA at City Fruit in Seattle, WA. City Fruit harvests and gleans thousands of pounds of fruit each year from Seattle’s public and private orchards, and distributes it to local food banks, food programs, restaurants, bakeries, and farmers…

Welcome, Melanie!

26.08.2021 in Concrete Jungle

Melanie Jones is excited to be working with Concrete Jungle in Atlanta, Georgia this year! Melanie is a runner, hiker, gardener, and general outdoor enthusiast. While her professional background is in fundraising and bookkeeping, she was ready to make a turn and learn more about…

The Great Fruit Distribution: City Fruit’s Processes

18.08.2021 in City Fruit

Kaitlyn Ganrude serves as a Summer Associate VISTA at City Fruit in Seattle, WA. City Fruit harvests and gleans thousands of pounds of fruit each year from Seattle’s public and private orchards, and distributes it to local food banks, food programs, restaurants, bakeries, and farmers…