A new year will be upon us, let's lay some new seeds and start anew. Our spring Read It & Eat box is focused on fruits & seeds! This book & food subscription box is extra special because it includes entirely Buffalo-based businesses!
Did you know that the #2 Goal of the United Nations is Zero Hunger. To do so, the UN outlined multiple key targets under that goal and one focused entirely on food and seed diversity:
"2.5 By 2020, maintain the genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and their related wild species, including through soundly managed and diversified seed and plant banks at the national, regional and international levels, and promote access to and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge, as internationally agreed."
This is why I was SO inspired to create this fruit & seeds box and work with the African Heritage Food Co-Op. We can all do our part and plant some seeds this spring also learn how to harvest them ourselves and preserve this seeds!"
☕ Shipping Notice ☕
This product ships May 2022
☕ The Non-Profit Your Purchase Supports Field and Fork Network ☕
Field & Fork Network is a New York State nonprofit that connects communities to innovative solutions that foster a sustainable food system. I live only a quick drive away from Niagara Falls, so I am especially interested in the Niagara Falls Local Food Action Plan.
Healthy Food Healthy People began with a simple vision of having Niagara Falls residents understand the value of, be able to, and choose to eat healthy foods. Through the work done over the past several years with local leaders and institutions, it became clear that a cohesive plan of action for food access issues in Niagara Falls was needed.
☕ The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers ☕
The Monk of Mokha is the exhilarating true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war.
Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen’s central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country’s rugged mountains and meet beleagured but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people.
☕ A Coffee Sampler Trio from New Day Coffee ☕
New Day Coffee Roasters believes that every New Day is a blessing and should be started with a great cup of coffee. New Day Coffee Roasters is committed to bringing you the best coffee from all over the world with an emphasis on socially responsible coffee. Many of our coffees come from small farms where we know the farmers are being paid a fair price for their hard work (Direct Trade, Fair Trade, Organic)
All of their coffee is roasted in small batches to bring out the best flavor for each type of bean. Small batch roasting enables attention to detail bringing you the best cup of coffee possible. We also believe in giving back to the community, so a portion of the profits from every pound of coffee sold will be donated to local charities. We hope you enjoy your coffee purchase and will continue to put New Day in your cup.
☕ Bookish Coasters from the Homebody Society ☕
The Homebody Society (formerly Hello World Paper Co.) is an online gift and home goods shop founded in 2014. They believe that your home is full of love and comfort and that coziness and snuggles should be celebrated!
This coaster set will give anyone the daily dose of encouragement they need! This set includes the four different designs. The coaster blanks are manufactured in Portugal and then The Homebody Society engraves the designs on them in their home studio. Each coaster measures just under 4 inches in diameter and the set comes tied with baker's twine for a simple eco-friendly packaging option.
☕ Coffee Spoon by Markey☕
☕ Custom Stickers made by Sunbreeze Studio☕
☕ Custom Bookmarks made by SparkMarks☕