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We host seasonal free farmers' markets at 4 locations monthly, May through October. This includes Eureka (here at Food for People), Fortuna, Garberville and Redway. After holding our final produce distributions of the 2014 season in October, this program is currently closed for the winter and will resume in spring 2015.
More About Our Free Produce Distributions
Food for People sponsors four locations of free farmers’ market-style produce distributions throughout Humboldt County from May through October. This program is available thanks to partnerships with California Association of Food Banks’ Farm to Family program, Foodlink, and thanks to grant funds that offset costs. Farm to Family supplies Food for People and other California food banks with fresh produce directly from the fields of the Central Valley. (View an informative video about the state-wide Farm to Family program at the bottom of this page.) Along with locally grown and freshly gleaned fruits and vegetables from Humboldt County, we are able to host a monthly, free outdoor produce market, the People’s Produce Market, at the food bank in Eureka, and sponsor sites monthly in Fortuna, Garberville and Redway, to ensure that all of our neighbors have equitable access to the nutritious, seasonal fresh produce we all need for good health.
Our Nutrition Education staff is available at each market to answer questions about nutrition or cooking with the fresh produce available and to provide free healthy recipes and taste tests of recipes using fresh fruits and vegetables. We also have information about CalFresh, and our Outreach staff can help interested households apply for the program. CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program that helps income-eligible households afford to purchase healthy food. CalFresh benefits can also be spent at local farmers’ markets on food and plants and seeds that produce food. To learn more about CalFresh, click here to visit our CalFresh Outreach page.
Click below to see a great video about the California Association of Food Banks' program, Farm to Family.