Mary Wessel Walker graduated Bryn Mawr College near Philadelphia in 2006 with a degree in Philosophy. She has worked in the kitchen at Pendle Hill, a Quaker center near Philadelphia, and in Bryn Mawr College’s Dining Services. Mary grew up eating home-cooked food from the Community Farm of Ann Arbor and has been an apprentice there since 2004.
In working at the farm, Mary saw that many members of the farm get their vegetable shares and become somewhat overwhelmed with what to do with all of the diverse harvest. This thinking led her to begin a cooking CSA, offering farm members the option of having their shares prepared into delicious meals. Mary founded Harvest Kitchen in 2007 (as Community Farm Kitchen).
Today, Mary is joined in the kitchen by an amazing crew of cooks including head chef Kim Nichols. The enthusiasm and energy of our crew of cooks add the two secret ingredients to every Harvest Kitchen dish: joy and love.
Check out the blog for a glimpse into the kitchen and to meet some of the other cooks throughout the season.