We’re on a quest to find recipes made with ingredients grown in Canada.
Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) Farms using HarvestHand CSA Platform tell us that recipes are the most shared and visited content on their blogs, yet it is a constant struggle to find good quality recipes made with Canadian grown ingredients.
When we asked food leaders in Atlantic Canada where they find recipes made with ingredients grown in Atlantic Canada and here’s what they shared:
We are very excited to announce that HarvestHand was chosen as the winner of the first annual Agriculture Innovation Accelerator Award. The Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce created the award as a way to recognize and support the innovative spirit of the agriculture and agri-food sector in the Valley,
Even though the HarvestHand CSA software product has been under development for the past four year, this happened to be our first major undertaking as a new partnership - Duncan, Patricia and Michael. The award helped us gel our vision for the company, and really solidified us as a work group. Winning is huge for us, but the process was incredibly valuable too.
Practically speaking, the package offered by this award offers tremendous resources to help us in the early phase of our business. Incorporation, maturing our business plan, accessing support on business development in general, and capital to allow us to hire our first employee are all items that this award will help us achieve in short order. We have big hopes to go after the Atlantic Canadian and Eastern USA CSA markets this year -- hopes that are that much more realistic with the resources offered by this award.
This is also a wonderful community event. Even though we can't speak for the other participants, it really felt like we and the other applicants were hitting a significant milestone in the evolution of our various products and businesses by participating in, and being recognized by, this award.
HarvestHand New Media Communities is a new partnership. Our vision is to create solutions that strengthen regional food systems. We are looking to revamp our website. We want to create a long term relationship with a web designer to address our immediate design needs and to evolve our HarvestHand website and web presence together over the next few years.
What we are looking to accomplish:
rewrite/refresh the text
reorder the flow of the information into appropriate pages
introduce new graphics/images/videos
possibly embed Facebook and twitter feed and calendar functions
possibly have a searchable database
create an attractive, easy to use, vibrant, positive and inviting space where people want to linger. Also create a space where people get relevant useful information that is helpful in choosing to use the CSA Platform and/or connecting to the 'HH food community'
You are invited to submit an application to work with us at HarvestHand.
Please include, for our consideration the following:
samples of your work
explanation of your experience or educational qualifications
explanation of your preferred method of working with clients
brief outline or example of ideas you have for our site based on what already exists (harvesthand.com) and what we have explained.
a quote for our consideration with an expression of whether an exchange of services/goods would be of interest to you for exploration.
Please submit to team at harvesthand dot com by October 20, 2013. If you have any questions please email the team address.