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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; FLP also has a presence at GSAS. 

Each year, we hire undergraduate FLP Fellows between May-June for the upcoming Fall semester! Read more about the Fellowship here.

Subscribe to the weekly FLP newsletter or follow us on Instagram @hudsinfo, to stay up to date on events. 




The FLP Manager and Fellows plan 50+ events each school year to educate the Harvard community about all aspects of food. We break down the year into monthly themes. For example, the theme in March was nutrition, so some events that took place throughout the month included a Plant-Protein Tasting, Francophone Film Screening + Vegan Potluck, and Yoga & Mindful Eating Workshop. FLP event highlights from past school years include: 

  • 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.


Guest Speaker Series

FLP hosts a speaker series every other Wednesday afternoon from 4:30-5:30pm and invites a guest speaker to address different topics in our food system. Visit the link here to learn about upcoming guest speakers. Guests have included Robert Paarlberg: Author and adjunct professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and an associate at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center; Julia Turshen: Cookbook author and food activist; Martin Breslin, Director of Culinary at Harvard University; Christine Tobin: Culinary creative and food stylist for film, television & editorial; Bill Creelman: Founder of Spindrift Beverage Co.; Mariana Velásquez: Food stylist and recipe developer; Michelle Gallant: HUHS Dietitian; Claire Cheney: Founder of Curio Spice Co. and many more!

Sign up for The Eater's Digest e-newsletter to learn about upcoming events. 


Field Trips

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, Harvard's Arnold Arboretum, Boston Public Market, Costa Fruit and Produce, Taza Chocolate, Formaggio Kitchen, Follow the Honey, and more!


Volunteer Opportunities

Contact if you’re interested in volunteering at the Harvard Farmers' Market, the Heat-N-Eats Program, Food for Free, or other local organizations doing work in the food system.




Jun 18 2024 - 11:30am to 5:30pm

The Farmers' Market at Harvard will open for the 2024 season on Tuesday, June 18th

Jun 25 2024 - 11:30am to 5:30pm