As a Harvest Hub member you are part of a greater mission to support local growers, encourage growing with integrity, a giveback program to community members, reducing waste and part of the Harvest Hub Rethink movement.
The Rethink program is a Harvest Hub initiative and integral in the concept of our Communities – Farmer, Hub member and our surrounding community. In association with Love Food Hate Waste, the Crunch and Sip program, Macquarie Univeristy Sustainability, UWS Open Innovation program Harvest Hub encourage members to consider how we make purchase choices, looking at ways to reducing packaging, recycling, and as a group actively engaged in taking opportunities to educate others about our food management systems.
Every week a Harvest Hub member knows that nothing is wasted. The simple ordering system where you can adapt a bag means that a Harvest Hub member knows that the broken produce goes to Ozharvest who then in turn send it to groups to cook it up.
There is another way we reach out to community groups by dropping off produce left over after the daily divvy and produce markets to local community groups. Amongst these are the Macquarie Ivanhoe Salvos.
At Ivanhoe is a community House run by Nathan and his wife Moulds – it is an open house. They daily run workshops, gatherings and a drop- in centre. The Harvest Hub produce from the Macquarie Saturday market they share with over 600 residents living under quite financially challenging times. So Harvest Hub members are able to contribute directly to this community and support them in providing a sensible way to reduce waste.