Purchasing Produce Programs

Purchasing Produce Programs

Clay Jarratt, After the Harvest

Shannon Hickey, Hope’s Harvest

These panelists will share different models for produce purchase programs. Clay will discuss how After the Harvest partners with farmers and wholesalers in Amish/Mennonite Communities to rescue hundreds of thousands of pounds of fresh local produce annually. No electricity? No email? No problem.  Shannon will share the current initiatives by Hope’s Harvest to purchase contracted and surplus produce from local farms for the purposes of serving the hunger relief market. Attendees will learn about innovative ways to bring locally grown food to historically disadvantaged communities year-round.