Berendo kickoff builds excitement for Community Supported Agriculture

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Our Health and Wellness department made their first delivery of local, organic produce to the the Berendo Middle School in Pico Union today.

The market is the latest member in an expanding network of drop-off sites being established in the LA Promise Zone. Earlier today the department launched their first market-style CSA site at the Hollywood Family Source Center.

The market in Pico Union will be open every Thursday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.

The market in Hollywood will set up every Thursday from 9am to 11am.

The effort to establish the sites has been a collaborative one, the plan for the program included support and consultation with Old Grove Farm Share, a network of 28 local farmers, and the Los Angeles Food Policy Council.

Once the Pico Union and Hollywood sites are established, the goal is to triple the number of sites in the Promise Zone. Sites have been strategically chosen to increase access throughout the Zone, while targeting the low-income residents in the area who might not typically participate in a CSA.

Our partnership has the capacity to offer 500 memberships to Promise Zone residents. Interested participants purchase a membership and in return receive seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.

For more information about the project, contact:

Cecilia Mejia Morales

Health and Wellness Advocate

e: ceciliam@ypiusa.org

t: (323) 836-0055

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