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FLP Programs & Events


The Food Literacy Project (FLP), is HUDS’ food education initiative. With focuses on sustainability, nutrition, food preparation and community, the FLP seeks to empower everyone to make informed food choices. Every undergraduate house/dining hall has a fellow, and several graduate schools (GSAS, HKS, SPH) also participate.

The FLP also leads several initiatives. Subscribe to the weekly newsletter to stay up to date. 



The FLP Manager and Fellows plan 100+ events each school year to educate the Harvard community about all aspects of food. We break down the year into monthly themes. For example, November’s theme was nutrition, so some events that took place throughout the month included a Protein Tasting, Francophone Film Screening + Vegan Potluck, and Yoga & Mindful Eating Workshop. Some FLP event highlights from this past school year included:

  • Pierce Bros. Coffee Talk & Tasting
  • Farm field trip to Allandale Farm
  • Food and Podcasting at PRX Garage
  • Intro to Fermentation Panel Discussion and Tasting
  • Eating Meat in the 21st Century
  • Veguary Cooking Class
  • Dinner and Discussion with @bostonfoodies founder
  • Piano Recital & Tasting: Hear the Preludes, Taste the Preludes
  • Cinnamon: A Talk and Tasting at Curio Spice Co.

Check out the sidebar on the right, or HUDS' calendar, for upcoming events! Reach out to if you’re interested in partnering with FLP for an event.


Virtual Speaker Series

FLP hosts a virtual speaker series every other Wednesday afternoon from 4:00-5:00pm (ET) and invites a guest speaker to address different topics in our food system. Guests have included Martin Breslin, Director of Culinary at Harvard University; Bill Creelman, Founder of Spindrift Beverage Co., Simca Horwitz from Massachusetts Farm to School, Claire Cheney, Founder of Curio Spice Co. and many more!

Read more about our Fall 2020 Guest Speakers, and register to attend for free. 


Field Trips

Due to COVID-19, there will be no in-person field trips for the Fall 2020 semester. Keep an eye on our Events Website here to participate in our Speaker Series and/or cooking classes.

FLP understands there is much more to learn about food than at Harvard’s campus! FLP leads trips to farms, restaurants, and other institutions to increase food literacy through experiential learning. Trips have included Ward’s Berry Farm, Red’s Best, Salt & Olive, Boston Public Market, Costa Fruit and Produce, Taza Chocolate, Formaggio Kitchen, Follow the Honey, and more!


Volunteer Opportunities

FLP has a vast set of connections, and opportunities to get your hands dirty working in the food system. Contact if you’re interested in volunteering at the Harvard Farmers' Market, Food for Free, or other organizations doing work in the food system.




Sep 22 2020 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Join us at the market every Tuesday. No sign-up or appointments required!

Sep 29 2020 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Join us at the market every Tuesday. No sign-up or appointments required!

Oct 6 2020 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Join us at the market every Tuesday. No sign-up or appointments required!