Since 2011, Good Cheer has offered apprenticeships at the intersection of farming and food access. These positions have been paramount in allowing us to grow and provide our community with the freshest, most nutrient-dense food possible. We are now accepting applications for our 2019 apprenticeship. If you are interested in pursuing a career in farming, … More Now Hiring 2019 Garden Apprentices!
The most common recipe you may have for zucchini is zucchini bread. While that works well as a healthier dessert or popular brunch option, what if you are in the mood for a savory snack? Zucchini are a great source of potassium and vitamin A, and baked zucchini strips are lower in calories than the … More Summer Recipes – Baked Zucchini Fries
Love pickles, but always wondered how to make your own? It’s simpler than you might think – just some cucumbers sitting in some kind of vinegar for a period of time. You need canning jars, or something that you can seal tightly, and there are a few other ingredients you can use, like dill and … More Summer Recipes – Homemade Dill Pickles
Ever heard of fennel and wondered what it might taste like? The white bulb is a crispy, slightly sweet vegetable that can be sautéed, stewed, grilled, or even eaten raw. The leaves can be used for salads or as a garnish, similar to dill. Fennel is a good source of antioxidants and vitamin C. An … More Summer Recipes – Roasted Fennel with Parmesan
While the easiest way to prepare cucumbers is to slice and shake some salt over them as a snack, adding them to a salad sounds more exciting. Unlike the past two recipes that involved grilling, this cucumber salad involves no cooking. The hardest part is the preparation, which only involves slicing and dicing the main … More Summer Recipes – Cucumber, Tomato, & Red Onion Salad
Almost all of us have used garlic in a few of our recipes, but what about garlic scapes? If you’re wondering what relationship they have to garlic, they are the long leafless stalk that grows from the garlic bulb. Scapes are known for their less intense and brighter garlic flavor. They are normally cut off … More Summer Recipes – Grilled Garlic Scapes
We have so many new faces at Good Cheer this season! The latest is Hakan, who joins us as a summer intern from the University of Washington. I’ll let him introduce himself in his own words: “My name is Hakan Cakir and I am excited to be assisting Good Cheer Food Bank as part of … More And Then There Was Hakan
Hey y’all! My name is Izzy Fawson and I just finished my first week as the new Americorps summer associate at Good Cheer! My first day was on a Monday with loads of grocery rescue to sort through; I dove right in and started sorting celery, asparagus, carrots, and lettuce out of gigantic banana … More Introducing Izzy
Last year our garden apprentice, Corey, applied for and won a Sponsor-a-Hive grant through the Honey Bee Conservancy. Congrats Corey! The Honey Bee Conservancy is doing amazing work in bee conservation and environmental stewardship all around the world. Additionally, they’ve made the important link between increased pollinator activity and food access. The Sponsor-a-Hive program places … More Honey Bees Added to the Big ACRE!