6 community partners awarded $550K to fight food insecurity in Harris County
HOUSTON – Harris County is providing $550,000 to help combat food insecurity. The Harris County Healthy Food Financing Initiative will increase the availability of fresh and nutritious food in underserved communities by funding innovative solutions through community partners, the county announced Wednesday in a press release. Here is how the organizations plan to allocate the grant:HOPE Clinic : Teach restauranteurs to prepare healthy food for their menus. Houston Food Bank : Increase food pantry capacity and SNAP enrollment. Kristen House, Houston Food Bank Partner Capacity Manager, said:On behalf of Houston Food Bank, we are so grateful and excited to start working with our partners on HFB’s new Targeted Enhanced Partner Capacity Project.
Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Bludorn Takes on Prime Rib for Sunday Supper
^ Keep Houston Press Free Support Us LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free. The celebratory package ($78) includes one pound each of chopped brisket and German style sausage, a rack of St. Louis style pork ribs and Feges BBQ pork rub. This year’s list of participating restaurants includes Benno’s Cajun Seafood, Mosquito Cafe, Blake’s Bistro, Hubcap Grill and more. Two- and three-course dinners will be priced between $20 and $35, while two-course lunches, breakfasts and brunches will cost between $10 and $20. Grand Opening of Clutch City CluckersFriday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.5550 Val VerdeDue to last week’s winter weather conditions, new halal Houston food truck Clutch City Cluckers has moved its grand opening celebration to this weekend.houstonpress.com
Homeowners rush to protect property ahead of freeze
HOUSTON – As the temperatures continue to drop, homeowners across southeast Texas are doing what they can to protect their property. AdPerry also encourages homeowners to water the roots of the plants before the freeze. Carol Burton, who also works at Urban Harvest, suggests bringing any plant you can pick up into your house or in your garage. Urban Harvest also recommends taking precautions when it comes to your sprinklers. As far as swimming pools, Sunshine Pools in Houston suggests making sure your pool equipment is running 24 hours a day during the freezing temperatures.
Do these things now to keep your lawn looking green and lush year-round
HOUSTON – While you’re putting out the pumpkins, it’s the perfect time to pay attention to your lawn. The green thumns at Urban Harvest say no matter how terrible it looks, you can turn it around. We interviewed Carol Burton, the Director of Garden Education to find out exactly what you should do now to get your lawn lush, green and healthy. Native plants are always a good bet because they use less water and require less care. Almost any nursery will have a section of plants native to your area.
Houston’s largest farmers market, Urban Harvest helping community with nutritional clinic and outreach program
HOUSTON – Houston’s Urban Harvest farmers market has been in operation since 1994 and has become recognized in Houston as a market that gives back to the community. They are focused on educating the community about how sustainable fruits and vegetables can flourish in Houston’s unique climate, and locally grown, healthy food can revitalize and empower our region. For the fall season, they’ve partnered up with another non-profit called Plant It Forward which empowers refugees to develop sustainable urban farming businesses that produce fresh, healthy food for our community. Urban Harvest educational program (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.) To find out more information about Urban Harvest’s farmers or educational classes, click here!
Urban Harvest now has Back-to-School Grow Kits for at-home gardening
HOUSTON At-home gardening is a great activity for parents to do with their kids, and Urban Harvest now has Back-to-School Grow Kits to teach students, children, and adults how to grow seasonal herbs and vegetables from seeds and transplants. The Grow Kit includes a 5-gallon grow bag, soil from Farm Dirt, decorate your own plant labels, two seasonal plant starts Basil and Dino Kale, flower seeds, Microlife fertilizer and detailed instructions for the gardener to follow. Each kit is $20, and there is also an option to Buy One, Give One for $35, when supporters buy a grow kit, another kit will be donated to the students of Kashmere Gardens Elementary School. Keep in mind, the kits must be pre-ordered by Thursday at 5pm prior to the Saturday pick-up on the website. Click HERE for more information.
Upcoming Houston Food Events: Enjoy a Local Stay-at-Home Picnic
But that doesn't mean all hope is lost, as Houston's food community has proven to be a strong one. Here's a look at what's going on in the food world during the COVID-19 crisis, including a citywide #StayAtHomePicnic, Sunday Supper fundraising event and Indian food pantry to-go. To celebrate National Picnic Day (Thursday, April 23), PR group Public Content has teamed up with local Houston restaurants to launch a #StayAtHomePicnic campaign to engage Houstonians with special picnic offers to enjoy at home. Customers will have the option to walk-up or pre-order from individual food vendors for pickup at their respective events. In addition to its full menu of to-go dishes, Verandah Progressive Indian Restaurant, 3300 Kirby, is now offering sauces, spices and other ingredients to-go so you can cook Indian food at home.houstonpress.com