Esperanza Community Farms

“Esperanza Community Farms is a system-changing, sustainable community agriculture project focused on increasing food security and good health among families living in the Pájaro and Salinas Valleys, especially those from under-resourced communities. In 2023, we will continue to cultivate vegetables for our free community CSA boxes using regenerative farming practices on 3 acres of land in Watsonville and we will continue to partner with 9 Organic Farmers-of-Color in the region to supply our second year of the Farm-2-Cafeteria project in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties.”

Funding supports the purchase of a cooler that will be cooperatively maintained and operated by the 9 Organic Farms Co-op with support from Esperanza Community Farms. This cooler will increase food production by an estimated 4-times its current output and enable the expansion of all projects, including the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and Farm-to-Cafeteria programs that are co-designed with the community to deliver fresh, organic, culturally preferred produce to school and home.

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