Food access with Harvest Share

In 2017, 21 Acres will again use the parish hall at Church of the Redeemer for Harvest Share, a Community Supported Agriculture program. Harvest Share is a food access program so families, seniors, and low-wage earners, and people living on limited resources have the opportunity eat, healthy, local, organic food. Food pickups are on Tuesdays, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, from June 13 through October 24. (Because of holidays, there are No pickups on July 4 and September 5.) Everyone at Redeemer is welcome to stop by and say hello.

21 Acres seeks volunteers to help develop and implement a cooking workshop, or Community Kitchen. A Community Kitchen is a place that brings the community together around food, cooking, skill sharing, and promoting home-cooked meals. Please send an email to Meghan@21acres.org to learn more. Community Kitchen is at 5:30 pm at the 21 Acres Center at 13701 Northeast 171st Street in Woodinville, Washington, on these dates:

  • June 15
  • July 13
  • September 14
  • October 13

21 Acres field

21 Acres

Founded in 2006, the purpose of 21 Acres is to promote the benefits of local food systems within the context of climate challenges. They explore the relationship between our natural and built environments, and the transition from an unsustainable, fossil fuel-based lifestyle to sustainable and regenerative ways of living.

They innovate to solve current problems by infusing traditional concepts with new knowledge, and we value a whole systems approach to food production, small-scale food economies, environmental preservation, and climate resilience. People come to 21 Acres to unite around ideas and practices that will lead to a better future locally, regionally, and globally.

21 Acres is a center for sustainable agriculture education and collective action. They offer a range of food and farm-based programs, workshops, events, and tours within the farm, market, and LEED platinum certified building.

21 Acres

This is from Meghan Tenhoff, 21 Acres Food Access Programs:

As the weather begins to warm and the harvest season begins, I want to take this opportunity the say “thank you” to everyone at Church of the Redeemer for your warmth. 21 Acres and I am grateful to have found such a willing, kind community partner. Thank you for your openness by helping provide a place where families, seniors, and low-wage earners, and people living on limited resources have the opportunity eat, healthy, local, organic food. Without Redeemer, Harvest Share would not be possible.

The 2017 Harvest Share program begins on June 10 in Woodinville. We will be in the Parish Hall at Redeemer on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm from June 13 to October 24. If you are around, please stop in and say, “hello.”

New this year, instead of cooking demonstrations during each pickup, there are monthly Cooking Workshops at 21 Acres starting on Thursday, June 15. This will provide participants with an opportunity to share skills, learn together, and enjoy a healthy meal together. The 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living is at 13701 Northeast 171st Street in Woodinville, Washington.

If you would like to learn more about the Harvest Share program or the Cooking Workshops, please don’t hesitate to send an email to Meghan@21acres.org or call (425) 481-1500.

Kindly,
Meghan Tenhoff, 21 Acres Food Access Programs

21 Acres class at Redeemer making Biscotti

Harvest Share

Everyone deserves healthy, nutritious food. 21 Acres created a CSA-type program for food access called Harvest Share for people with limited access to quality fruits and veggies. CSA means “Community Supported Agriculture.”

Harvest Share provides a weekly produce box full of the tastiest fruits and vegetables grown by farmers here in the Puget Sound region without the use of any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or nasty chemicals. Read to learn more about session beginning and end dates, locations, and the variety of payment methods, including SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program via EBT/Quest card) benefits, available to Harvest Share members.

Harvest Share CSA food access program

Community Kitchen

21 Acres seeks volunteers to help develop and implement a cooking workshop, or Community Kitchen. A Community Kitchen is a place that brings the community together around food, cooking, skill sharing, and promoting home-cooked meals. Please send an email to Meghan@21acres.org to learn more or to RSVP.

Community Kitchen is at 5:30 pm at the 21 Acres Center at 13701 Northeast 171st Street in Woodinville, Washington, on these dates:

  • June 15
    • Savory frittatas
    • Spring veggies with fresh herb dressing
    • Easy wholesome grain salad
    • Low-sugar, but still fun, berry muffins (kids make and take home)
  • July 13
    • Help pick a theme
  • September 14
    • Help pick a theme
  • October 13
    • Harvest celebration on the farm at the brick pizza oven

All ingredients used in Cooking Workshops will be from local farms, organic, and sustainable. Suggested donation $5 per person/ $10 for a family OR stay and do dishes! Workshop starts promptly at 5:30pm. Please RSVP to Meghan at Meghan@21acres.org.

Church of the Redeemer

Community life at Redeemer centers on worship in the Episcopal traditionArt and music vitally deepen this worship. Our faith expresses itself with service to people, locally to internationally.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. We are a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside.

The Episcopal Church welcomes you.