Rhody Gem: Harvest Kitchen

September 2021

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We’re on the hunt for Rhody Gems! Every neighborhood has that secret, hidden, cool and unusual, or hole-in-the-wall spot that locals love. Email or tag us on social media using #RhodyGem to suggest yours, and we might just feature it!

 

What it is:

A Farm Fresh RI program, Harvest Kitchen is a cafe and culinary training center committed to serving locally sourced meats, produce, and dairy, along with a seasonal menu.

 

Where to find it:

In downtown Pawtucket at the intersection of Bayley Street, Main Street, and Dexter Street, the cafe is conveniently located right on the RIPTA R Line.

 

What makes it a Rhody Gem?

Hands-on job training and local farm love go into every jar of pickles, house-made sandwich, and applesauce you’ll find at this neighborhood cafe. A menu of fresh salads, from-scratch soup, baked goods, and other quick eats is complemented with value-added jarred products made from farm surplus, prepared by paid youth interns referred by DCYF. If you’re just swinging by for a cup of New Harvest Coffee to go, you might not realize the extent of Harvest Kitchen’s deep community roots. “Our cafe connects the community we live and work in to the farmers and producers of our region,” says program director Sean Kontos. “Students learn the importance of supporting their local food system, the value of hard work, workplace expectations, and team-based comradery among other things, all through a team of positive role models and mentors.”

Harvest Kitchen2 Bayley Street, Pawtucket • 335-3766

 

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