Farm Fresh Choice accepts EBT!
Youth Leaders spread the message.
We're bringing healthy back.
Farm Fresh Choice is the Ecology Center’s food justice program that engages low-income East Bay residents in reclaiming their optimal health through youth empowerment, nutrition education, and weekly produce stands. We make fresh, organic, regionally grown, and culturally appropriate foods convenient and affordable. Adult mentors and teen leaders facilitate peer-education workshops that raise critical health awareness. We’re Bringing Healthy Back!
The Farm Fresh Choice stand at Spiral Gardens is still running, near the side entrance on Oregon Street.
PRODUCE STAND HOURS & LOCATIONS
Shop our produce stands every week at the following locations:
2850 Sacramento Street
Tuesdays 3:00pm – 6:30pm
In 2001, the City of Berkeley released a Health Status Report that revealed striking disparities in the health and life expectancies between African American and Caucasian residents of Berkeley. Farm Fresh Choice grew out of the Berkeley Food Policy Council, fueled by these findings. Read More.
para información sobre Selección Fresca de la Granja (Farm Fresh Choice) y nuestros servicios incluyendo nuestros puestos agrícolas de cada semana, programa de desarrollo juvenil, y educación nutricional.
We hire youth from the communities we serve to staff our produce stands. Our youth gain valuable job, leadership, and advocacy skills, as well as knowledge about food, farming, and nutrition.
If you are a youth interested in volunteering for Farm Fresh Choice and would like to learn more, contact David McClellan, Farm Fresh Choice Coordinator at (510) 848-1704. We hire through City of Berkeley Youthworks as well as Berkeley Youth Alternatives’ Steps to Success.
RECIPES FOR HEALTHY EATING
Let Farm Fresh Choice help you eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables every day.
to access our easy and family-friendly recipes.
The produce that Farm Fresh Choice sells at our produce stands is sourced from small-scale farms. We offer the produce to our customers for the same price that we purchase it from these farmers. Currently, we source from the following farms:
|Avalos Organic Farm
Blossom Bluff Orchard
Full Belly Farm
|Berkeley Youth Alternatives
Catalan Family Farm
Guru Ram Das Orchards
River Dog Farm
FARM FRESH CHOICE VIDEOS
Learn more about Farm Fresh Choice and projects our youth are undertaking by viewing videos on our Farm Fresh Choice Video page