Eating Local is GOOD for the Earth

Today is Earth Day! At the Good Food Collective, that’s a time for us to remember why we are so committed to local and organic foods. When we shop for food grown a little closer to home, eat a diversity of vegetables nurtured in rich, chemical-free soil, and support our farmers to preserve open space, […]

3 Easy Ways to Find Your Location on Our Website

Now that sales are in full swing, we have had a few folks ask questions on how to find their locations in order to purchase their shares. We have made designed the site to have at least 3 WAYS of finding their locations landing page with their “add to cart” buttons. I’ve made a short […]

Two New Additional Shares

We have received a lot feedback from past members about how much they’ve enjoyed our additional share offerings. Thank you to all who let us know what you love about the Good Food Collective, as well as sharing the great ideas you have! It is important to us to incorporate member feedback as we continuously […]

Let’s welcome the first day of Spring!

Spring is on the way, I promise. I know this because today is the first day of the Spring Equinox. I’ve even sent this email at the exact moment. 12:57PM EDT to honor the coming of warmer days. Can you tell I’m desperate for it to arrive? Another sign Spring is very near is the […]

Winter Share: Distribution 6 – Final Week

Welcome to our sixth and final winter distribution! We have had a wonderful experience through this season embracing local GOOD FOOD with you and your families! In particular this week, we are very enthusiastic about the wonderful fresh GREEN treats that are still growing beautifully in the greenhouse and will be harvested fresh! We cannot […]

We Are Now a Certified B Corporation!

The GFC/Headwater Foods team has some very exciting news! (Headwater Foods is the umbrella organization of The Good Food Collective — started and run by the same GOOD team.) We are now a Certified B Corp! See our B Corp profile here. Read our press announcement below and learn all about B Corps and what […]

Cheese and Yogurt Shares are back for 2014!

We work closely with our local farmers and producers to create the best additional offerings to present to you in our Additional Shares. These select offerings are only available at our 5 Green Truck Distribution locations and the Midtown Athletic Club’s GFC Staffed Express Box location. This is to assure the highest food quality and […]

Winter Share: Fifth Distribution

Welcome to our fifth week of Winter distribution! We have been blessed by increasing sunshine and as our daylight continues to lengthen, fresh greens are coming along well in the greenhouses at Raindance Harvest. There has unfortunately not been enough growth during these extremely cold days to provide members with fresh product this week, but […]


  Kids explore food through play and a share of the Good Food Collective! A lot of you share your GOOD FOOD stories with us regularly, and we love this. We often hear about the experience of receiving a box of food each week and the excitement and challenge in deciding what to cook from […]

Job at Raindance Harvest: Vegetable Production Crew Member

Raindance Harvest is a diversified vegetable farm located in Webster, NY. (20 minutes east of Rochester by car) Raindance Harvest is a lead partner farm of the Good Food Collective, and directly retails at the Rochester Public Market and the Brighton Farmers Market. In 2014 the farm will cultivate approximately 15 acres of vegetables using […]

2014 Green Truck Distribution Locations

We are excited to announce the final line-up for our Summer Green Truck Distribution locations! We are extremely thankful to have such a supportive community here in Rochester. Amazing community efforts have allowed us to expand and build new partnerships with wonderful organizations and businesses. 2014 Summer Season GTD Line-Up: MONDAYS: JCC of Greater Rochester, […]

Winter Share: Fourth Distribution

We have endured quite the winter season indeed, and it’s not over yet! The weather undeniably plays an important role in the growth of our fresh product. The Polar Vortex has created exceptionally frigid temperatures that are not normal to our region and unfortunately this has considerably slowed down the production of our winter salad […]

Winter Share: Third Distribution

Welcome to the third distribution of our winter share! We are just about halfway through our winter season and hope you have been enjoying the GOOD FOOD as much as we have! We’re always open to feedback, we’d love to hear from you! Each week we aim to provide you with a beautiful and bountiful […]

2014 Membership Sales are OPEN!

We are very excited to welcome you back to the Good Food Collective for another growing season. Our mission is to provide you with healthy, sustainable food while strengthening your connection with local farmers and producers. We are improving Rochester’s local food system each year with the help of over 1,200+ members, partner farmers, and […]

2014 Winter Share – Week One (Change to Woodcliff Distribution)

2013 Fall Share — Week Ten (Final Share)

The last week of distribution (including the last meat share distribution) for our Fall Share season is this week. Ten weeks flew by and we thank you for being part of our GOOD FOOD journey in our first ever Fall Share.  We really enjoyed the autumn harvest and hope you did too. If you plan […]

2013 Fall Share — Week Nine

2013 Fall Share — Week Eight

We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. We enjoyed the photos, recipes and sentiments you shared with us via social media, email and distribution.  We are grateful for all of you, your enthusiasm and your mad skills in the kitchen. And although we know many of you are still making your way through leftovers, we […]

Quick Roasted Broccoli

With the holidays upon us, it helps to have a fridge full of Good Food and a few quick recipes handy. Broccoli is one of my favorite staple vegetables because it truly is versatile– you can saute it in a curry or stir fry, add it to pasta water at the end of cooking, grill […]

2013 Fall Share — Week Seven

Happy Thanksgiving week!  We, like so many of you, love this week.  We are overwhelmed with gratitude as we surround ourselves with friends and family and celebrate the many things that bring fulfillment to our lives. Our GFC team feels lucky to know so many farmers and the work and love that go into bringing […]

Fall Share: Week 7 Thanksgiving Preview

We have confirmation that these items will be in next weeks share: Butternut Squash Potatoes Leeks Carrots Kale Brussels Sprouts Turnips Celeriac Lettuce Garlic Pears Apples TURKEYS ON WEDNESDAY If you purchased your Turkey through us, please don’t forget they are ONLY available on Wednesday at Harley School. IMPORTANT DISTRIBUTION CHANGES Next week will be […]

2013 Fall Share — Week Six

Week Six of our Fall Share brings a new addition for the share — dried beans. We will also have cider! We know you are all gearing up for Thanksgiving week. We’ve had a lot of questions about distributions that week! Lots of businesses are closed or on a modified scheduled Wednesday and Thursday, so […]


With many businesses closed Wednesday, November 27th and certainly everything is closed on Thursday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving Holiday, we have worked what is the best possible solution for everyone to receive their weekly share. THURSDAY PRE-BOX SHARES WILL BE DELIVERED ON TUESDAY TO YOUR LOCATION around the same time of weekly delivery. * […]

FALL SHARE: Pre-Box Share Days and Times UPDATED

This is an updated list of the times to pick up pre-boxed shares at chosen locations. Let us know if you know this data to be incorrect. Thanks, The GFC Staff TUESDAY Unity St. Mary’s Campus 2:00-7:00 PM PRIVATE Arnett Branch Library 2:00-7:00 PM PUBLIC Semrock 2:00-5:00 PM PRIVATE Unity Hospital 2:30-7:00 PM PRIVATE Ortho […]

2013 Fall Share — Week Five

Apple Pancakes

Friends, does it seem like the apples multiply in your refrigerator when you’re not looking? Even though I eat an apple a day this time of year, it always seems like I can never make a dent in the apple bin. So I was excited to find this old recipe for apple pancakes, which have […]

Replacing Celery with Brussel Sprouts

Last night, the cover on the celery blew off and it froze our weeks supply of celery. This is a challenge farmers face at the end of the growing season in Upstate New York. Grateful to announce the Brussel Sprouts are ready and will be the replacement product. If you are new to Brussel Sprouts, […]

2013 Fall Share — Week Four

Happy November, everyone! I do believe it is officially soup weather. Check out our Facebook page and Twitter feed to stay current on what everyone has been making with those local goods each week. And don’t forget to sign up for our Thanksgiving Shares if you plan to. Current Fall Share members will be receiving […]

2013 Fall Share — Week Three

Hello, Week Three! We hope you have been enjoying your fall bounty as much as we have. We’ve had lots of good questions at distribution about what to do with what. And our Facebook page and Twitter feed are hopping with lots of inspiration from our members! We super dig that you take the time […]

Thinking Outside and Inside the Box

When you become a member of the Good Food Collective, you join a pioneering group of Rochesterians who care about quality food, healthy communities and creating a strong, sustainable, local food system. One of our challenges as a community is to find the greenest, most sustainable methods to efficiently pack and deliver your weekly share […]

2013 Fall Share — Week Two

2013 Fall Share — Week One

What a beautiful week to start Week One of our new Fall Share! An important reminder for those picking up at URMC: There has been a change of location for the entire Fall Season! The Children’s School at URMC 55 Castleman Road Rochester, NY, 14620 Now, back to the GOOD stuff…. Here’s what you’ll be […]

URMC – FALL SHARE – Location Change

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DISTRIBUTION LOCATION We were informed by administration that our distribution location for the ENTIRE FALL SHARE will now be at: The Children’s School at URMC 55 Castleman Road Rochester, NY, 14620 We believe it will be in the parking lot of The Children’s School located at the North/North West side […]

Fall Share: Location and Times

Just a reminder for those new to the GFC. !!***NEW ***!! FALL SHARE DISTRIBUTION DATES TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013 – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013 MIDTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB 12:00-2:00 PM GREEN TRUCK WOODCLIFF OFFICE PARK 4:00-6:00 PM GREEN TRUCK Unity St. Mary’s Campus 12:00-2:00 PM PRIVATE Arnett Branch Library 12:00-2:00 PM PUBLIC Semrock 12:00-2:00 PM PRIVATE […]

Building a Sustainable Food System in Rochester Lecture

YOU ARE INVITED TO A FREE EVENT. WHAT: “BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM in ROCHESTER” WHEN: Weds., Oct. 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm WHERE: School Without Walls Auditorium at 480 Broadway, Rochester, NY COST: This event is free and open to the public. If you are free tomorrow evening, we would love for you to […]