Haven’s Kitchen is a recreational cooking school, specialty food shop, and event space. Located in a carriage house two blocks from Manhattan’s Union Square, their business is dedicated to the preparation and enjoyment of delicious, sustainable, seasonal food.
Haven’s Kitchen has quickly become a celebrated neighborhood café and gourmet shop, a one-of-a-kind event venue, and an ideal place to learn about cooking and sustainability. Most importantly, they have become a place to reconnect with food, our community, and each other.
While working towards a Masters in Food Studies in the fall of 2010, owner Alison Schneider imagined a food community where people could learn about, prepare, and share delicious food that sustains people, our environment, and our local economy. Her hope was to build a business that educates people, and in doing so, increases the demand for locally and sustainably grown produce. This demand would ideally help small and mid-sized farmers make a good living, grow more food, and feed more people.
At Farm Aid, we love to celebrate businesses actively promoting good food from family farmers. Haven’s Kitchen is not only developing a viable market for farmers, they are doing so in a way that actively engages eaters in revelry and fun.
Farm Aid is holding our second annual Manhattan fundraising event at Haven’s Kitchen on April 24. We are thrilled to be working with Alison and her staff to create another intimate, celebratory event based around delicious seasonal food sourced from local family farmers –– and wonderful music from Amos Lee! Join us for what promises to be a lovely evening.