Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hole in One with Chrissy Wolf

Catching up with Chrissy Wolf '14, EcoGastronomy and Recreation Management and Policy, she writes:

I am living in Jackson, Wyoming and working as a Barista at our local bagel shop, "Pearl Street Bagels". 
We boil and bake our bagels in house, continuously throughout the morning and early afternoon.
We are known for not toasting our bagels, but when you get one fresh out of the oven, there is nothing better.
We also make delicious coffee drinks, soups, salads, smoothies, etc.

I am also volunteering one day a week with Hole Food Rescue, a local non-profit organization whose mission is "to decrease food waste while increasing the level of nutrition for low-income, at-risk individuals of Jackson, WY."
So basically, volunteers go around town to the grocery stores and bakeries who are throwing out products, perishable or not due to minor product imperfections, expiration dates, etc. We bring it all to our "hub" and weigh and organize products. After it is brought back to the hub and organized, it is then redistributed to local organizations in need.  HFR is 100% volunteer run. 
I bring food once a week to the Senior Center and have so far, since January, "rescued" over 1,000 lbs of food.  There are over 50 people involved.
This summer I will be "barista-ing" as well as volunteering for Hole Food Rescue, and working for Cosmic Apple Gardens out of Victor, Idaho (the other side of Teton Pass).
 I will be a CSA Distribution person; in other words, I help set up the CSA pick up and give CSA members advice on how to cook their share for the week. 
In return I will be receiving a half share every week. Not a bad gig!  Unfortunately the farm gigs are slim out here due to the short growing season. but this is a step in the right direction and a way to still be involved and get local veggies into my diet.

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