Local Farmers Feature in Taste Community Restaurant’s Fall Menu
Taste Project’s nonprofit restaurant, Taste Community Restaurant, launches its new Fall Menu this week. This season, in partnership with local growers, the organization continues its commitment to provide healthy nutritious food regardless of financial means.
According to the most recent Consumer Price Index Summary, the cost of food rose 10.9% in July. Low-income families are especially burdened since they spend almost 1/3 of their budget on groceries, compared to 12% by middle-income families. As a result, according to the USDA, low-income families are more likely to choose more economic foods which are less nutritionally dense.
Seasonal menus are not a new concept in Fort Worth, but at Taste Community Restaurant everyone can access healthy nutritious food. The menu has no prices. Guests are simply asked to:
- Pay what you can afford;
- Pay what you would typically pay; or
- Pay what you would typically pay, plus a little extra to help a neighbor in need.
Whether you have dined at Taste Community Restaurant before, or if you are new to the pay-what-you-can concept, the restaurant’s new fall menu provides a reason for everyone to visit. This season’s menu is marked by fresh greens and Tuscan kale, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin. Fresh and healthy options include a sausage and kale omelet, vegetarian breakfast hash, fall greens salad with grilled chicken breast, sweet potato and apple soup, pumpkin curry, and so much more!
“Serving local food has always been important to us,” says Jeff Williams, founder and executive director of Taste Project. “But being able to partner directly with growers in the Fort Worth area is exciting.”
This season, Taste Community Restaurant will serve fresh greens from Hollow Trace Market Farm (formally Shines Farmstand). Taste Project will add additional local growers as the fall growing season begins to flourish in Texas.
More than 125,000 people have dined at Taste Project’s Taste Community Restaurant in Fort Worth since opening in 2017, and nearly 3,000 people have volunteered. To serve and engage even more Tarrant County residents, the organization will expand with a second location in Arlington, TX scheduled to open in early 2024.
Taste Project’s Taste Community Restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch on weekdays, and brunch on weekends. Reservations are not required but recommended. You can reserve a table online at www.tasteproject.org
Taste Community Restaurant
1200 South Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Open for Breakfast and Lunch: Tuesday – Friday (9:00am – 2:00pm)
Open for Brunch: Saturday and Sunday (10:00am – 2:00pm)
(Closed on Mondays)