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HARVEST KITCHEN

We are a culinary job training program for youth ages 16–19 involved with the RI Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). Trainees work to create value-added products using ingredients sourced from local farms, and get hands-on retail experience selling their goods at farmers markets and working in our Local Foods Café in downtown Pawtucket.

Our Café Opens for Take-Out July 13, 10:00am-3:00pm!   See our new take-out menu.

LOCAL FOODS CAFÉ
CULTIVATING COMMUNITY
We are reopening for take-out July 13, 2020! Order Monday through Friday, 10am to 3pm, for easy contact-free pickup in downtown Pawtucket. You'll love our new summer menu — packed with delicious ingredients fresh from local farms. Find us at 2 Bayley Street (on the corner of Main St and Bayley St). Enter our ample parking lot from Main Street! VIEW MENU

VALUE-ADDED PRODUCTS
TRANSFORMING THE LOCAL HARVEST
We work with local farmers to reduce food waste by utilizing B-grade, surplus, and gleaned produce in our line of signature value-added products. Youth in our culinary training program get valuable hands-on experience creating these delicious items for you to enjoy. LEARN MORE

CULINARY JOB TRAINING
TEACHING PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
Our 20-week culinary job training program offers small-group sessions for youth referred by DCYF. Our trainees participate in a 15-week curriculum that includes farm visits, kitchen safety, nutrition, and cooking essentials, followed by a 5-week paid internship. Through teamwork we build close relationships, and offer continuing support to all our participants. LEARN MORE

PROCESSING KITCHEN
SUPPORTING LOCAL FARMERS
We provide co-packing services to local growers, creating value-added items using a farm’s own recipe. And we offer private-label partnerships, producing our signature recipes for local farms to sell under their labels. LEARN MORE
130+

Youth have participated in our culinary training program since
2010

50+

Local farmers + producers we source from for production and Café offerings

70%

Trainees who have graduated from the program since its inception


FARM FRESH RHODE ISLAND VIDEOS

Meet Harvest Kitchen

Take a look at our training program and local food processing kitchen in action — where youth transform the local harvest, and the local harvest transforms them.