Our mission is to build, cultivate, and sustain a beautiful life by eradicating food insecurity through sustainability education programming, community outreach, and food systems advocacy.
LTBSC (formerly LTBCSGA) was founded in 2015 as a school garden initiative, two years later we began creating sustainability education programming that concentrates on agriculture and local food system advocacy. Since interdependence is an important practice of sustainability, OHM (Our Helping Meals) our community outreach program, was created in March 2020 as response to the covid-19 pandemic to support single family households and economically disadvantaged, immunosuppressed, and elderly individuals. Our newest venture, Native Nosh CO-OP & Kitchen will increase access to fresh food within our region by changing the infrastructure of our local food system by connecting underserved communities and small farms. The supportive services that we provide the farms and communities that we work with ensure economic, environmental, and social sustainability for the future.
Our Seeds of Change
Helping others help themselves. One day, one smile, one meal at a time.
Food System Advocacy
Improving access and ensuring equity for underserved consumers and agricultural communities one bite at a time.
Our Stem of Support:Who and How
Lettuce Turnip the Beet Sustainability Collective encourages everyone to play their part in building, cultivating, and sustaining a beautiful life. The only way we succeed is when the change comes from within, and we want to empower you to take an active role. Learn more about the opportunities available to lend your support as well as those who continue to support us.
Native Nosh Farm to Family Food Box Drive
Our newest venture Native Nosh CO-OP & Kitchen will be open to the public on Nov. 27 2021 for membership registration. Here CO-OP members, and consumers will be able to purchase affordable farm fresh food box subscriptions (1-12 months) and pickup/delivery through our online platform and virtual call center. The boxes start at $30.00 for local commodity produce, dairy, eggs, grains and cooked/ cured meats. By making a donation today you will help offset the cost of a subscription box for one of our OHM participants or CO-OP members who use SNAP for purchases. With this donation you are not only helping a local family in need but also our local agricultural community! A $30.00 dollar donation will pay for the purchase of a small food box for a family of 3-4 and delivery and 93% of the proceeds will end up back in the pockets of our local farmers! We welcome donations of any amount through the general donation button or you can choose to donate through the $30.00, $60.00, $90.00, $120.00, or $150.00 perk button and receive a coupon for 10%- 50% off of your Native Nosh first purchase.
Our work is never done, and we can use all the help we can get. One of the ways you can take part is by Volunteering. Spread the word about all that Lettuce Turnip the Beet Sustainability Collective is doing, and help us gain the support we need.
Interdependence is an important facet of Sustainability, and we couldn’t get by without a little help from our friends!
The funding that has supported our leaves of change.
OHM Emergency Food Stock Up Fund
The covid 19 pandemic has magnified the holes in the seams of our food system that perpetuate economic inequities for financially burdened consumers in Southwest PA. OHM (Our Helping Meals) our community outreach program, was created in March 2020 as response to the covid-19 pandemic to support single family households (particularly single mothers) and economically disadvantaged, immunosuppressed, and elderly individuals. Since March 16, 2020 OHM has supplied over 60,000 pounds of food to its 624 participants with assistance from private donors, local businesses, farms, and non profit organizations. Through continued communication with our OHM (community outreach program) participants (700+) and the communities that we service in Allegheny, Washington and Westmoreland counties many residents stated that they do not have consistent access to affordable local food often do not have the ability to prepare healthy meals with food box donations as well. 98% of our community outreach participants stated that food from charity distributions is wasted when the recipient does not know how to prepare the items or what an item is,or it is not palatable for their families. The OHM Emergency Food Stock Up Fund provides a quarterly "stock up" of provides staple items between $60.00 and $120.00 based on family size and helps to bridge that gap. Thank you for your donation and support!