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Summer Share 2014 – Week 5

What to expect in this week’s distribution. Welcome to WEEK 5 of the summer season! We’re excited to share in brilliant rainbow chard, more crisp beans, sweet blueberries, and the first taste of plums! If you have any questions about a fruit or vegetable or how to store it and prepare it, just ask! You can also visit our Recipe Page and Food Manual for all kinds […]

Summer Share 2014 – Week 4

What to expect in this week’s distribution. It is hard to believe that we are already entering WEEK 4 of 14 weeks of GOOD FOOD! We hope you are enjoying the local, sustainable bounty thus far. We are about to start wallowing in loads of GOOD FOOD. As always, any questions you have about a product and what to […]

Summer Share 2014 – Week 3

What to expect in this week’s distribution. We hope you had a fantastic Independence Day weekend filled with GOOD food, GOOD friends & family, and plenty of fireworks! We are looking forward to seeing your smiling faces and kicking off WEEK 3. You know what week 3 brings? The start of FRUIT SHARES! You can find what will be in […]

Summer Share 2014 – Week 2

Welcome to the 2nd week of the summer season! This is an exciting week that brings crisp peas, sweet cherries, and more scapes and strawberries! Last week, we did have some changes with the herbs as the week progressed. Keep in mind, that there will be times when we need to make last minute adjustments to accommodate […]

Join us for our Summer Potluck Series

Join us for a Good Food Collective Community Potluck open to the entire GFC community and public    WHAT: A POTLUCK PICNIC & MUSIC ON THE PATIO (music performed by Just Friends) DETAILS: Come meet other Good Food Collective members and the great community at Heritage Christian Services Pieters Family Life Center and share in GOOD FOOD, good music performed […]

Summer Share 2014 – Week 1

Happy Monday GOOD folks! And what a Monday it is – the commencement of 14 weeks of GOOD food. Here is what some of our partner farmers have mindfully grown for you for this first week of the summer season. We are so excited and hope that you are too!

Summer Distribution 101

Distribution 101 Monday kicks off the first week of our 2014 Summer Season. At 1,300 strong, together, we are truly a local, slow food force to reckon. We are so very proud of this GOOD community and what we will accomplish this season. We just can’t wait to get started! Speaking of getting started, many […]

SOLD OUT for the Summer

Exciting news, Rochester! We have officially SOLD OUT for our 2014 Summer Season! Thank you for your participation and commitment to responsibly grown food and helping to strengthen our local food system. This summer, we are 1,300 members strong – a formidable local and sustainable food advocating force! Together, we are creating positive change by making GOOD food choices […]


Today is the LAST DAY to sign up for Summer Shares! We will be sold out as of tonight for our 14-week eating adventure, the most bountiful time of the year! We would love for you join our GOOD food community. Please sign up today before it’s too late! In good food, Shannon

2014 Spring Share – Week 6

It’s the 6th and FINAL WEEK of the SPRING SHARE! It’s a bittersweet sort of week - it is the 6th and final week of the spring share. The good news is this week is a distribution week for beef, chicken, pork, and cheese shares. Also, this week’s share includes the first taste of sweet spring beets! The bad news, […]

JOIN us at Good Luck for a GOOD morning

Join us for our 1st GOOD event of the 2014 season – a GOOD morning! When: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 11:00 am Where: Good Luck, 50 Anderson Ave, Rochester, NY 14607 What: A ticketed jazz brunch and silent auction to benefit our subsidized share program, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, $45.00 per person For Tickets: email – or call – 585-270-1992 At Headwater […]

Employment Opportunities with Headwater Foods

HEADWATER FOODS is hiring! a community food enterprise Position: Distribution Crew – The Good Food Collective Start Date: June 18, 2014 End Date: September 30th, 2014 (with the possibility of continuation) Hours: Shift A (30-35 hrs/wk): M- 9 to 2PM; TU, W, TH- 9 to 6PM Shift B (28-33 hrs/wk): TU- 2-8PM, W, TH- 9 to […]

GFC on WROC Trending in Rochester

Shannon Prozeller, Director of Operations and Chris Hartman, President of Headwater Foods, Inc. spoke with Rachel Barnhart of WROC about the upcoming 2014 SUMMER SHARE. Watch the video here!

Rochester’s First and Only Year-Round Local, Sustainable Food Share

The Good Food Collective Closes Seasonal Gap By Offering Rochester’s First and Only Year-Round Local, Sustainable Food Share The Good Food Collective is helping Rochester build a more durable and ecologically sound food economy by kicking off its year-round membership share program with the new Spring Membership on April 11th April 8, 2013, Rochester, NY […]

Week Thirteen — GOOD Things Ahead

What an amazing weekend to celebrate what has been another beautiful Rochester summer. When I woke up this morning, I (like many of you, I’m sure) refused to acknowledge that it’s back to work and school today. But after some coffee, I realized that there are so many good beginnings to come! (See our Winter […]

Week Six — Calling All Rain Dances

Wow, do we need rain. So much GOOD FOOD to come is sitting in the fields, stunted by the heat, waiting for a rain to revive them so they can be harvested.  Green beans, peppers, and others… They need rain so they can be grown, picked, and sent home to your kitchens. We hope everyone […]

Brighton-Pittsford Post Features Farm to School program

Headwater Foods (with a little help from the mighty Green Bean Machine) kicked off its pilot Farm to School program on November 28 with deliveries to the Harley School and University of Rochester.  Alysa Stryker from the Brighton-Pittsford Post featured this exciting new step forward for the school food programs in our area. To see […]

Chris Hartman TEDx SJFC Talk — Dec 5

Mark your calendars!  The inaugural TEDxSJFC event will be December 5th. The focus will be Understanding Community. But wait.  There’s more!  Our very own Chris Hartman is one of the speakers! Chris will join Tom Proietti, Robert Boyd, Katrina Rex and Rebecca Priest.  Chris will be going first (at 5:30PM) giving a talk on a community-scaled, GOOD […]

Headwater Foods Launches Farm to School Efforts

Headwater Foods will kick off its pilot Farm to School program on Monday, November 28, with delivery of regionally grown frozen vegetables and fruits to the University of Rochester and the Harley School. Headwater Foods Inc., a Rochester-based organization committed to the development of sustainable and localized food systems, is proud to announce its groundbreaking […]

Good Food Collective in “Dinner at the Vineyard” Article photo of Kala Stein, left, and Kathryn Money drums up excitement for Cuisine Culture’s first annual “Dinner at the Vineyard.” Cuisine Culture is an organization that launched in December 2010 with a mission of strengthening local communities and commerce through art and GOOD FOOD. Finger Lakes Region natives, Kathryn Money and Kala Stein, […]

The GFC Featured on Channel 8′s “Go Green” Feature

Rochester’s Channel 8 has a news feature called “Go Green.” Last week, the GFC’s own Chris Hartman and Raindance Harvest’s Brian Beh were invited to share with viewers the benefits of yummy local food. Anyone who knows Chris knows what a great ambassador for local food he is. And he did not disappoint, as he […]

Chris Hartman and The Good Food Collective in the Democrat & Chronicle

The D&C announced Chris’ upcoming talk in Quick Takes. We’ve included the excerpt below.  To see the whole thing, click here.   Talk Healthy food system Chris Hartman, founder of the South Wedge Farmers Market and the Good Food Collective, will give a free talk April 9 on A Healthy Food System. The discussion runs […]

Sure It Looks Funny, But It Tastes Really Good

The Democrat & Chronicle made St. Patrick’s Day even greener by featuring The Good Food Collective and our very own Chris Hartman out for the last Winter CSA distribution of the season.  The mighty Green Bean Machine and Chris’ groovy Hawaiian shirt make this photo extra fantastic. Thank you to all our Winter CSA supporters, […]

Edible Finger Lakes article about GFC The Good Food Collective Feeding Rochester from Many Farms Story by Christina Le Beau • Photo by Dylan Buyskes There’s a statistic in local food circles that stumps even the most faithful. It is this: Less than 3 percent of food dollars is spent on local food. That’s despite the most significant farm growth […]

DnC article: Local colleges increase buying from area growers EXCERPT With her stethoscope around her neck, nurse practitioner Martha Lightfoot spends part of her Friday lunch break picking up her weekly drop-off of fresh produce. A converted bread truck — painted a bright green — pulls into a parking lot next to the University of Rochester Medical Center, where Lightfoot works. The truck […]

CSAs: Choosing the Food Less Traveled article in CITY paper

We are happy to be included in this local selection of farms providing CSAs. EXCERPT While popular culture isn’t exactly offering up healthy-life-choice alternatives, the past decade or so has seen increased public discussion surrounding our impending dietary doom. Films like Robert Kenner’s “Food, Inc.” and literature by Michael Pollan and Barbara Kingsolver warn […]

2010 First Distribution at SWFM

We had a beautiful evening at the South Wedge Farmers’ Market. Great see so many of our GFC members from last year and meeting our new members. We hope everyone enjoys their GOOD FOOD! [nggallery id=10]

Chris Hartman Speaks at the Simon School

Chris Hartman spoke at the University of Rochester Simon School regarding his local economic plan centered around creating a local food hub for the Rochester area. The Simon School blog featured Chris and his talk:

Entrepreneur aims to boost delivery of food

A CSA – with Choice!

Hello Rochester Community, Thank you for your interest in the GOOD FOOD COLLECTIVE. This is a value filled membership program providing weekly deliveries of vegetables and fruit from local, sustainable farmers and direct access to a wide range of other foods from local farms and producers. Each week the GFC delivers to area workplace partners […]

GFC in the Democrat and Chronicle

April 2009 Diana Louise Carter Democrate and Chronicle Staff writer One day last summer, Fred Forsburg arrived at Honeyhill Farm in Livonia, Livingston County, not sure how he got there. He was so fatigued from farming and selling at four different farm markets each week, he couldn’t recall the drive home.

Channel 8′s “Go Green” Feature: The Good Food Collective

    Transcript from Channel 8′s “Go Green” The Good Food Collective Feature, September 14, 2009: (To see video, click here.) Locally grown fruits and veggies are easy to find at farmer’s markets in the summer. But a new program aims to make it even easier to reap the benefits of locally grown food. At […]