find out how we're reshaping the local food system
Farmer Foodshare is changing the food system by creating markets for local farmers and delivering fresh, healthy food to hungry people in need. Find out how you get involved today.
There are two sides to a healthy food system.
Small and mid-scale farmers, along with disadvantaged women and farmers of color are having an increasingly difficult time making a living despite their importance in healthy communities.
There is a paradox between obesity and hunger in our country. We are experiencing an epidemic of diet and weight related illnesses, while too many in or communities simply don't have enough to eat.
Volunteers use cash donations to purchase fresh produce at farmers markets. The purchased and donated food is given to local agencies.
We create opportunities for local growers to supply produce to grocery stores, universities, schools and other institutions.
We offer fresh food and food system education in school cafeterias, after-school programs and hunger relief agencies to build healthy eating habits.
Our produce buying club also builds in nutrition education to engage a community around fresh, locally grown food.