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The Food Bank for Humboldt County
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Free Farmers' Market-Style Produce Distributions

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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. Please try to bring your own bags. View the 2016 season schedule below.

 

Free Produce Distribution Schedule (May-October 2016)

Food for People

307 W. 14th St., Eureka

Fortuna Community Services

2331 Rohnerville Rd.

Garberville Presbyterian

Church

437 Maple Ln.

Redway Baptist

Church

553 Redway Dr.

3rd Thursdays 12-2pm3rd Wednesdays 11:30am-1:30pm2nd Tuesdays 10:30am-12:00pm2nd Tuesdays 12:30-1:30pm
May 19thMay 18thMay 10thMay 10th
June 16thJune 15thJune 14thJune 14th
July 21stJuly 20thJuly 12thJuly 12th
August 18thAugust 17thAugust 9thAugust 9th
September 15thSeptember 21stSeptember 13thSeptember 13th
October 20thOctober 19thOctober 11thOctober 11th

 

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 funding through the St. Joseph Health Care for the Poor Grant 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 here to see a great video about the California Association of Food Banks' program, Farm to Family.