From Mother to Son, Local Food is Making an Impact! 🥕

Alexie became a proponent for locally grown fruits and vegetables after experiencing the difference in their quality, taste and freshness. When Community Harvest relaunched earlier this year as a food subscription service, she was among the very first customers to subscribe! “I love that Community Harvest is focused on community and accessibility,” she said. “Getting a variety of healthy foods that fit…

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Igniting Hope Through Cooking! 💥

Carol’s House of Hope provides transitional living for young women and mothers who have aged out of foster care or who are experiencing homelessness. A group of 8 women from Carol’s House of Hope participated in a 4-week culinary workshop led by No More Empty Pots. Each week, the women worked together in the kitchen alongside the…

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Cyndi Forages Her Way to NMEP!

Cyndi Trail’s expertise and knowledge in foraging is what originally got her interested in No More Empty Pots. She searched for opportunities to get involved and from there, she joined as a production volunteer and began receiving CSA shares through the Community Harvest program. Every week since, she has diligently joined our team at the…

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Entrepreneurs Shine During Women’s History Month!

In March alone, entrepreneurs booked over 242 hours in the Shared-Use Kitchen. In honor of Women’s History Month, we are celebrating the women-owned food businesses operating from the NMEP Food Hub by lifting up the stories of Carter & Rye and Ital Vital Living! Meet Imani and Kate! Imani Murray of Ital Vital Living and Kate Anderson of Carter & Rye both began their journeys as food entrepreneurs…

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Culinary Students End 2020 On a High Note

This month, we celebrate the graduates of the 10th cohort of the Culinary Certificate Program. Nematullah, Hanan, Tamara and Jawaher were the first group of students to engage in a hybrid of in-class instruction, virtual instruction and self-paced learning. During the eight weeks of the program, the students learned essential culinary skills then applied them while working…

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Linda’s Box Feeds 6

Each week, NMEP staff deliver CSA’s, pantry boxes and prepared meals to Linda. When she has more than she can eat, she gives her extra food to her neighbors, her grandchildren, and her mother. Linda shared that her mother sometimes has trouble cooking so she takes the food from her boxes and prepares meals for…

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