Monday, July 21, 2014

No Farms, No Food

David Dietz of Dietz Produce
"Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independant, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bands” -Thomas Jefferson

As we get ready for this week's lunch, we'd like to do a shout out to some of the wonderful farmers who are central to our mission. They assist us with our menu planning, help us keep our costs low, tell us what veggies are at their peak, give us recipe ideas, and help us to coordinate pick up and payment through a network of volunteers. They donate food, time and expertise to our cause-- and they do it all quietly and behind the scenes. And they rarely have time to come to lunch because they are busy with the tasks that keep us all fed.
A look inside Brogue Hydroponics

Please consider patronizing our local farms whenever possible - their ongoing dedication to providing high quality, local foods makes our work possible!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Healthy World Cafe will be open for lunch Wednesday, July 23!

Healthy World Cafe will be open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at First Moravian Church, 41 N. Duke St., York, where we'll be serving up delicious, locally sourced eats.

(Photo courtesy of Flickr user
Tim Sackton)
Check out our menu!

-- Smoked Pulled Pork on Focaccia
-- Asian-inspired Coleslaw
-- Zucchini Basil Soup (Vegan)
-- Lentil, Tomato, Chickpea Soup
-- Quinoa Tabbouleh (A quinoa salad with cherry tomatoes and cucumbers)
-- Squash Blossom and Basil Quiche with Potato Crust 
-- Squash Hummus
-- Berry Salad

Of course, our menu is always based on what's available from our farmer friends, so check back for updates.

At Healthy World Cafe, we always feature our "eat what you want, pay how you can" philosophy. The ability to pay should never be a barrier to accessing delicious, unprocessed, healthy food.

Housekeeping items worth noting:

-- PARKING: When coming to the cafe for our Wednesday lunches, please DO NOT park in the private lots surrounding First Moravian Church. You may park on the street (metered), or you may park at First Presbyterian Church at E. Market and N. Queen streets in the un-numbered, yellow-lined parking spots, and please include a sign on your dashboard to indicate you are a Healthy World Cafe volunteer. Then, walk one block west down Clarke Avenue to First Moravian (and enter on north side)!

-- TAKE OUT: Take out orders for lunch are available by e-mailing your selections (by 10 a.m. July 23) to healthyworldcafe(at)gmail(dot)com.

-- VOLUNTEERING: In order to better respect our volunteers' time, we split the Wednesday lunch into two volunteer shifts: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and noon to 3 p.m. Feel free, of course, to sign up for both shifts, if you wish.

Here's a breakdown of our volunteer needs for this month's lunch:

-- 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 21 -- Food prep at First Moravian Church (FMC), 39 N. Duke St., York.
-- 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 -- Food prep at First Moravian Church (FMC), 39 N. Duke St., York.
-- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 23 -- Food prep and serving at FMC. We're now splitting our lunch days into two volunteer shifts to better respect our volunteers' time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and noon to 3 p.m. Feel free to sign up for both, if you wish. If you can't work a full shift (say, you can be there 10 to 2, but not as early as 9), please email sarah.e.chain(at)gmail(dot)com and let us know when to expect you!

Find other upcoming dates, including construction and cleaning at our 24 S. George Street location, and sign up to volunteer through our calendar on VolunteerSpot.

Construction update at 24 S. George Street!

We're excited this week to begin work on our space at 24 South George Street in downtown York!

On several dates in July and August, we'll be cleaning equipment, prepping the space and beginning to build shelving ahead of our larger construction planned for the late summer and early fall.

Please take a look at the below volunteer opportunities and sign up through VolunteerSpot if you're able! Many hands make light work!

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 17
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, July 28
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2
Questions? Email Sarah at sarah.e.chain(at)gmail(dot)com.