ESPERANZA COMMUNITY FARMS
Promoting healthy eating and economic justice in the Pajaro Valley by supplying sustainably farmed, affordable produce for people of limited income, grown by former farmworkers newly trained in organic practices.
Esperanza Community Farms is the first and only Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program targeted directly to limited income residents of the Pajaro Valley. Now in our second season, we:
- form partnerships with local property owners who offer us land and water at no cost
- recruit skilled farmworkers to be our farmers, and support them in attending an organic farming training program
- cultivate crops chosen by our members as traditional staples in their family diet
- deliver weekly boxes of fresh-picked, culturally relevant organic produce to our members–$15/box
“These are foods that we eat on a daily basis. I didn’t have to go to the store because I had everything I needed in those boxes.”
“For the first time ever, my kids asked for more vegetables! Right away, they could tell the difference in the taste and freshness of the organic produce.”
Please help Esperanza Community Farms prevent and reduce high rates of diabetes and obesity in the Pajaro Valley.
2018 Fundraising Goal: $35,000
Donations of any size welcome!