harvest_about_event_head11Harvest Home Farmer’s Market will host its fourth annual Savor the Season Uptown, a dine-around tasting event benefitting Harvest Home’s mission of providing healthy farm-fresh food to underserved communities in food deserts citywide.

“After 21 years, Harvest Home is not only still here, but we continue to make a difference in New Yorkers’ lives through programs like our Eating for Good Health workshops, which address childhood obesity and improve health outcomes by teaching healthy meal preparation,” says CEO Maritza Owens. “The bottom line is that we are helping people in our community live longer and healthier lives, and Savor the Season Uptown is a celebration of these accomplishments, as well as the collaborations and supporters that make it all possible.”

There will be food, wine, and Honorees at this year’s Savor the Season Uptown event. The honorees of this year will include:

harvest_2016_homepage_2Lifetime Achievement Award Barbara Brenner: adjunct associate professor of preventive medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. She established the first Farmers Market at Mount Sinai Medical Center and has been an advocate for the expansion of additional markets in East Harlem and other low income communities.

NY Sports Legend Award Erik Coleman: current New York Jets commentator on SNY and retired NFL Safety for the New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions. Coleman became one of the Jets’ most important defenders, cementing his starting role with interceptions in each of his first two NFL games. During his 4 year tenure with the New York Jets, from 2004 to 2007, he started in 45 of 48 regular season games. Coleman moved on to the Falcons for three years in 2008, and then the Lions in 2011 and 2012. After a nine-year NFL career, Coleman retired from playing football with 653 tackles, 11 interceptions, and 35 passes defensed.

CEO Martiza Owens also acknowledged that neither Harvest Home nor Savor the Season Uptown would have been possible without their perennial partners Settepani and Levain Bakery. New to this years’ and many other participants include Serafina, and Anita Trehan’s new restaurant Chaiwali. These and many other participants have remained dedicated to providing quality food and dining to all New Yorkers, regardless of circumstance, over the years. Proceeds from this vital fundraiser go to support and expand Harvest Home priority programs and services.

Savor the Season Uptown will be a night not to miss, taking place in the Museum of the City of New York on Thursday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. For 21 years, the organization has been improving the health of communities in need through a growing network of farmers markets and other healthy eating and lifestyle programs. Tickets to the event start at $200 and can be purchased online

About Harvest Home

“Founded in 1993 Harvest Home Farmer’s Market is a NYC non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to local, farm-fresh produce to low-income neighborhoods. The markets create a community gathering place that educates the public about health and nutrition supports regional agriculture and provides job opportunities six days a week during the summer season”. – Savortheseasonnyc.org