Those who are familiar with Traverse City’s favorite food truck, Roaming Harvest, will delight in knowing it is adding a stationary location. Harvest will be located in the alley directly behind Brew, creating the perfect opportunity for downtown Traverse City to experience creations cooked up by owner, Simon Joseph. Although no date has firmly been set, Joseph says they are aiming to open for business in the early summer months.
Roaming Harvest has experienced tremendous success as a food truck. As summer turns into fall, then quickly into winter, however, things start to slow down. With a stationary location, customers will be able to come inside and stay warm while they enjoy their food. Additionally, Harvest’s employees will remain busy year-round. In fact, between the food truck and the stationary location, Joseph states that he will be able to employ up to ten individuals.
Perhaps one of the best parts about the creation of Harvest is the opportunity to expand the Roaming Harvest menu. A moving kitchen limits the variety and quantity of food that can be produced, not to mention the crowding of the cooks. With a large, industrial kitchen, Joseph and his staff will not only be serving up the original, popular items, but much more will be added. “The main focus is and will continue to be on utilizing local Michigan produce, meats, and products to make up our menu items,” Joseph stated.
As many Traverse Citians know, there is a rumor going around that the building Harvest will be housed in is jinxed. When asking Joseph how he felt about this, he replied,
“I don’t believe in buildings being jinxed or cursed. In fact if you really want to know the truth, I think that the building is perfect. I have always loved this building and the location. I think it has just needed the right person with the right vision. Typically I believe that if you make good food people will find you and if you continue to make good food they will come back.”
Joseph’s philosophy has certainly held true for Roaming Harvest. Everyone loves the food produced there; the ingredients are fresh and local and the meals are fast, creative, and generous. Word has quickly spread about the quality of food served and customers seek out the food truck’s location on a regular basis. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the grand opening of Harvest, and like this delightful restaurant on Facebook so you don’t miss a thing.