We are aware of the continued challenges both food producers and eaters are encountering in relation and response to COVID-19. Please see below for information on sourcing locally grown food and supporting San Diego farmers (particularly urban farms and farms or gardens owned or operated by BIPOC and women) via Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), farm stands, and other local direct-to-consumer agriculture products.
We’re assisting farmers’ market operators in making locally-grown good food available to more low-income households in San Diego County, particularly for communities of color.
Farmers’ Markets for All is an initiative that supports farmers’ market operators (and farmers directly) extend their reach to provide fresh and locally grown good food to more people in need.
We offer free technical assistance and training to farmers’ market operators (and farmers directly) in San Diego County. Specifically, we provide support on: Applying for and managing food assistance programs onsite at the farmers’ market (WIC, Market Match, CalFresh EBT, Senior FMNP), healthy food and beverage vendor outreach, and providing healthy eating and active living tips for shoppers to promote buying locally grown food, preparing and cooking what’s in season, and walking and biking to the farmers’ market or farm stand.
Supporting Project New Village Get a Mobile Farmers' Market on the Road!
In 2021 we’re working with Project New Village to develop a mobile farmers’ market to serve Greater Southeastern San Diego. See more.
This work supports Live Well San Diego, the County’s vision for a region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely, and Thriving. For CalFresh information, call 2-1-1. Funded by the USDA SNAP, an equal opportunity provider and employer. Visit www.calfreshhealthyliving.org for healthy tips.