Farm to Fork Lifestyle
We keep as much of our business practices locally sourced as possible. This means growing our own fruits and vegetables or getting them through local farmers. In 2015, we received a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grant that allowed us to begin a program in which we take leftover "ugly" fruits and vegetables from local farmers and create a value-added product of which we give a percentage back to the farmer and the rest goes on our shelves. We recieved a second grant to expand the program in 2021. In 2021, we saved over 30,000 lbs. of ugly fruit from the compost bin and expanded the line of products for local farmers.
Curious about SARE? Visit their website to learn more! https://www.sare.org/
We want to leave as little a footprint on the environment as possible. Everything we do reflects the concept of being a responsible inhabitant of our planet. We reuse materials in artwork such as our wine bottle glass house, bottle cap art, and yard ornaments made from plates and bowls. All parts of fruits and vegetables that can be are used and the little food waste that is left goes into our compost to help provide nutrients for future crops. Waste that is no longer functional or usable as art is recycled.
Outlet Cover Artwork
Soda Cans Ornaments
Sophie the Pig
Pressed Bottle Ornament
We love to find creative ways to support our community! Our Blessing Box is a free little pantry neighbors can drive up to take what they need or give what they can. We keep it stocked with toiletries, food and cleaning supplies for the needy.
Harlem township offers noodle dinners four times a year for the community. This means cooking up a lot of meat! The Cannery volunteers their kitchen for prep for these important community events. For more information or to get involved with volunteering, visit the Harlem Township Heritage website by clicking the button.
Have any used canning jars? Up-cycle them through us! Don't let empty jars go to waste; we give donated jars to new canners so the practice can continue.