Tag: Farmers Markets



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Are farmers markets located where they should be?

When farmers markets came into being in California in 1978, one of the goals was to provide for greater access to fresh foods in underserved and low-income communities. Even before the term “food desert” was coined, people were thinking that farmers markets would serve communities where grocery stores could not. Today, there are over 130 […]



Piloting a fresh, new Harvest of the Month at Northeast LA schools

LAUSD teachers fondly remember Harvest of the Month: a nutrition education program using seasonal taste-tests to expose children to new fruits and vegetables. This month, we started a new pilot program using Harvest of the Month to bring together teachers, parents, and local farmers markets. Last week at Latona Ave. Elementary School, UEPI staff Rosa […]

Oxy Food Justice Programs receive $1.5 million in grants

Three grants totaling $1.5 million made it possible for Occidental College’s Urban & Environmental Policy Institute to expand regional food justice projects that over the past two decades have led to healthier food choices in public schools and created new markets for local small farmers. Read more from the Oxy Newsroom