At the 2nd annual Harvest of Hope, we will celebrate the beauty of local foods that come as close to Mother Earth as possible. Get ready to get connected with your food system for good taste, vibrant health, sustainability and beyond. We’ll get cooking, learn about eating more whole plants, share tips on how to have a sustainable, “green” kitchen and realistic ways to encourage the whole family to eat healthier.
You’ll meet local farmers and artisans, and be inspired as we interact on a real, working farm for one glorious late summer day. We will wrap it all up with a social hour with appetizers and a tasting of local wines, field-to-table dinner, and later relax at the Farmer’s Lounge.
Sound fabulous? Let the celebration begin.
Tickets are $35 and includes workshops, special presentation, dinner, dessert, and entrance to the Farmer’s Lounge after dinner. After August 15th, price increase to $45.
- 2 p.m. - Check-In and Exhibits Open
- 2:15 p.m. - Welcome to the Farm
- 2:30 p.m. - First Workshop
- 3:30 p.m. - Second Workshop
- 4:30 p.m. - Presentation by special guest, Matt Ruscigno, MPH, RD.
- 5:15 p.m. - Social Hour with wine tasting and appetizers
- 6:30 p.m. - Dinner
Your Kitchen "Green" with Sharon Palmer
Learn how to get more sustainable in your daily lifestyle in this workshop, which will address issues like sustainable food choices, cutting food waste, food packaging, food purchasing, and menu planning. Hosted by Sharon Palmer, RDN, a plant-based and sustainability food and nutrition expert.
Cooking and Nutrition
This is a workshop for everyone who wants to prepare healthful meals. Creative tips for parents, grandparents, teachers and adults who have an impact with kids to provide tools to improve their diets will be included. We will take a look at why eating fruits, vegetables, and whole grains is important to incorporate at an early age to help lessen the risk of diseases like cancer. Chef Jesse Layman will demonstrate a few quick recipes that will be appealing to the entire family.
Harvest of Hope
The Harvest of Hope is a community cancer prevention food and nutrition event focused on a healthful way to eat local, sustainable foods to support optimal health.
The interactive venue provides awareness about local farm fresh food and explores how to access, grow, and prepare it, providing a true farm-to-table experience. Participants will connect directly with local farmers and others who produce farm fresh goods. We bring local agriculture, nutrition, gardening, and culinary talent together to focus on cancer prevention and celebrate survivorship.
Our goal is to educate, inspire behavior change in the way we eat and think about food for optimal health, as well as to honor all of those who work so hard to supply the wonderful harvest we have in our own agricultural community.
I cannot attend but would like to support Cancer Services at Memorial Medical Center. To make a donation to the Memorial Hospital Foundation, Cancer Fund, call (209) 530-3600 or visit the website at memorialmedicalcenter.org/foundation
Thanks to the Memorial Hospital Foundation for their generous donation to this event.