The Gluten Free Chef’s 2nd Saturday at Harts Local Grocers | March 18, 2017

I am thrilled to feature products from F. Oliver’s at this month’s in store demo at Hart’s Local Grocers

F. Olivers is a Rochester based company that specializes in artisanal oils and balsamics using processes, techniques, and ingredients that are fresh, natural, and organic, 

As many of you know; on the 2nd Saturday of each month I pop up at Hart’s Local Grocers to promote gluten free living and products from local and national brands that are carried by the independent grocery store. Since last Saturday was the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade; we decided to move my demo to March 18 (the third Saturday) since Hart’s sits within the main route of the parade.

Unfortunately, for parade enthusiasts, last weekend’s parade was jilted by cold winds and the aftermath of a devastating wind storm that swept through our region and left thousands without power.  YIKES!

Fortunately, our region is in storm recovery mode just in time for St. Patrick’s Day and my demo tomorrow. If you live in Rochester, join me tomorrow Saturday March 18 from 12:00-2 PM for my Gluten Free in store demonstration. I’ll be sampling the three olive oil flavors and three vinegars that Hart’s Local Grocers carries as well as three new original that incorporate F. Oliver’s amazing oils.

If you can’t join me in person, don’t fret; the recipes will go live tomorrow afternoon and be available to everyone no matter where you cook. What’s even better is that F. Oliver’s products can be shipped directly to your door so you too can discover how high quality olive oil & balsamics a can change your life. Visit them on the web ( or by clicking here.

And be sure to learn more about F. Oliver’s in the next blog post.

The Harts & 540WMain Cares December Fundraising Campaign

We are thrilled to announce The Harts 540WMain December Cares Fundraising Campaign

Today is the official launch of  The 540WMain Cares Initiative

The 540WMain Cares Initiative sees 540WMain, our community center in the Susan B. Anthony district that houses the Rochester Afterschool Program, holistic living workshops and art programming partner with local and regional corporate sponsors in an effort to increase its reach in the Greater Rochester community and beyond.

The Harts 540WMain December Cares Fundraising Campaign

Throughout the entire month of December Harts Local Grocers, an independent full service grocery store in Rochester’s East End will allow its customers to donate to 540WMain at checkout in increments of $1, $5 or by rounding up. Shoppers will also have the option to donate supplies or healthy snacks to 540WMain’s flagship program; The Rochester Afterschool Program.

I am thrilled that Harts Local Grocers has partnered with us to help us continue our mission of providing culturally rich academic programming, workshops, and events to Rochester’s Westside and the Historic Susan B. Anthony District.

As regular shopper of Hart’s since their opening in 2014, I am truly honored that they are  supporting us through this unique partnership.

The public is invited to meet 540WMain’s Founder and Creative Director during a meet and greet, which will take place on Saturday December 3 from 2 to 4 pm at Harts Local Grocers, located at 10 Winthrop Street. Part of the meet and greet will be live streamed on 540WMain’s Facebook page,

Additional events to promote The Hart’s & 540WMain December Cares Fundraising Campaign will happen throughout the entire month of December and will include a special field trip hosted by Harts for scholars enrolled in The Rochester Afterschool Program and indie makers faire featuring Harts hosted by 540WMain on Sunday December 18, 2016.

For more information about Harts Local Grocers, visit For more information about 540WMain, visit