If you’ve ever purchased any of the Harvest Kitchen line of locally sourced, youth-made products at one of our farmers markets or in our Local Foods Café in Pawtucket, you may know that we offer $0.25 back for each empty jar you return to us!
But what happens next? Inquiring minds want to know…
Returned jars are soaked, scraped, sanitized, and stored for re-use in our culinary job training program production kitchen.
Our trainees learn many things during their 15 weeks at Harvest Kitchen. One useful piece of knowledge is recycling and the reduction of waste. Recycling and composting are an important part of Harvest Kitchen’s daily tasks — as well as a valuable life skill.