Local Food Promotion Program

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Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included.

Establishing the promise of lifelong health and fitness for students and families has long been a priority for the Youth Policy Institute. We’re excited to be extending our existing efforts with the introduction of a two-year Local Food Promotion Program in the Los Angeles Promise Zone. We’re partnering with Old Grove Farm Share, a community driven farm share, to open six pick-up sites to increase access to fresh, healthy foods for low-income families.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local food directly from a farmer. While the popularity of CSAs and local farmer’s markets has soared in Los Angeles, there are still parts of our Promise Zone where access to fresh local produce is scarce.

Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of "shares" to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a membership and in return receive a box of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.

This program was made possible with a two-year grant from the US Department of Agriculture.

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