Everyone’s Harvest Community Projects

    

 

The basis of Everyone’s Harvest is running Certified Farmers’ Markets (CFMs) in Monterey County (MC) to provide access to fresh local organic produce from small and medium-scale California family farmers. EH has grown from one CFM in 2003 to five in 2013 including

  • Marina – 215 Reservation Road – year round – Sun. 10am to 2pm

  • Pacific Grove – 550 Central Ave – year round – Mon. 3pm to 7pm

  • Natividad Medical Center (NMC) – 1441 Constitution Blvd. in Salinas – May to Oct. 11am to 3:30pm

  • Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare (SVMH) – 450 East Romie Lane in Salinas– May to Oct. – 2pm to 6pm

  • Alisal – 632 Alisal Street in Salinas – June or July to the end of Sept. – 11am to 4pm

 

EH is unique in running CFMs (outside of EH community projects) because:

  • Our CFMs accept Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), the modern day food stamp.

  • We run two CFMs that serve low-income residents – Alisal in East Salinas where 56% of the residents are at or below the Federal Poverty Rate and NMC, which is located adjacent to a USDA Low Income/Low Access Area (Tract #0605300400).

  • We run two CFMs in collaboration with two medical institutions – NMC and SVMH.

  • Vendor fees charged to farmers and local businesses are at least 30% less than the going average.

  • We provide free space to other nonprofits, to community groups, and to government entities at EH CFMs to outreach to the public and raise funds.

  • EH include an EH Information and Kid’s Booths and when volunteers are available a Garden and Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Booths

 

Through the work of running CFMs, EH has developed awareness of many other needs around local food systems. EH community projects are our way of addressing some of these issues. Currently, EH five community projects including (Click on each link for more information):

 

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