Home Made Hummus
Who are we?
Founded in 2017, Home Made Hummus is now produced by the L’Arche Boston North Culinary Collaborative. The LBN Culinary Collaborative is an inclusive culinary training program for adults with developmental/intellectual disabilities. Twice a week, the team works together to make some of the best, local hummus you’ll find.
L’Arche Boston North Culinary Collaborative
Doing good never tasted so good! People with and without disabilities sharing life and making tasty food TOGETHER.
Real lives. Adults with disabilities learning, growing, and staying healthy.
Real impact. Gaining life skills for independence and employment.
Giving back. Serving the community by making meals and working with local food pantries.
Where to find Home Made Hummus:
Home Made Hummus is made fresh every week and can be ordered here on this website or found seasonally at the Haverhill Farmer’s Market.
You can find Home Made Hummus at the Haverhill Farmer’s Market from June through October every Saturday!
We offer the ability to reserve your hummus ahead and pick up at the Farmer’s Market! Or we do local delivery (within 15 miles of Haverhill, MA) and pick-up on Fridays, Mondays, and Tuesdays.
What is hummus?
Hummus is a smooth and creamy puree of cooked chickpeas, garlic, tahini sesame paste, oil (usually olive oil), and an acid (usually lemon juice). We like to add our own twist by using a variety of organic vegetables and spices. You’ll find our flavors include sweet potato, red pepper, carrot, beet, acorn squash, butternut squash, avocados, dates, and lots of herbs. Some are spicy and some are sweet. Give it a try and you might keep coming back for more!
Our Past Flavors
Hummus Program Recognized for Excellence and Innovation
L’Arche Boston North’s Homemade Hummus Team has been chosen as part of Santander Bank’s 2021 Cultivate Small Business Program!
Cultivate Small Business is a fully virtual, 16-week program that helps early-stage entrepreneurs from Massachusetts and New Jersey in the food industry build and sustain businesses through education, networks and mentoring, and opportunities to apply for grants. The program runs from March through June. http://www.commonwealthkitchen.org/cultivate-small-business
L’Arche is the only non-profit organization participating in this year’s cohort!
L’Arche Boston North Executive Director Jennifer Matthews says, “We are delighted to have been selected to participate in this year’s program. Homemade Hummus is so much more than chickpeas and tahini—it is a vehicle for meaningful inclusion and belonging for people of ALL abilities. We are grateful to our friends at Santander, Commonwealth Kitchen, The Cummings Foundation, and Babson College for being champions of inclusion and for providing us with the tools and access to opportunities necessary to take our vision to the next level!”
Program Leader Emma LeBlanc-Medeiros says, “I’m really excited to be a part of this program! It’s such a wonderful opportunity to learn from and connect with other people who are passionate about food and community. I have high hopes that this program will help me set up Homemade Hummus for long term success and sustainability, so that we can share our gifts and our snacks for many years to come!”
In the Media
The Haverhill Journal
L’Arche is Granted 2019 Cummings Grant – WHAV Wavelengths
L’Arche Boston North Executive Director Jennifer Matthews believes the [Cummings Grant] is going to be a game-changer, telling WHAV in a statement the Wingate Street-based group plans to use the funds to expand their “Homemade Hummus” brand sold at the city’s Farmer’s Market.
“We are incredibly excited and honored by this opportunity to grow in our mission and explore new ways of being present to the needs of our community, while continuing to be a sign of hope.”Jennifer Matthews, L’Arche Boston North Executive Director