by Danielle Woodward, Volunteer Writer Meet Harvest Kitchen, Farm Fresh RI's culinary job training program and local foods café that is transforming lives and our food system. Located in … Read More →
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 our full line of value-added products — from pickles to applesauce — using ingredients sourced from local farms, and get hands-on retail experience selling their goods at farmers markets and in our café.
Our training program is supported in part by proceeds from our line of youth-made products and by our Local Foods Café in downtown Pawtucket, open Monday through Friday at 2 Bayley Street, on the corner of Main Street. Enter our parking lot from Main Street. Thank you for supporting us with your purchase!
Received job training at Harvest Kitchen
116 Local Farms
Sourced for our cafe and jarred products
Made with produce from local farms
*Metrics represent years 2010-2021.
PROGRAM IN ACTION
Learn more about our nonprofit job readiness training program for underserved teens — where youth transform the local harvest, and the local harvest transforms them. Many thanks to the Papitto Opportunity Connection for creating this video.