Farm-to-Families is a Food Justice Program of Wild Willow Farm & Education Center that strives to increases knowledge of the connection between food, health, and wellbeing. In order to addresses the barriers to healthy food access and the root causes of food and health disparities in San Diego, CA. The Farm-to-Families (F2F) program achieves its mission by delivering free weekly farm vegetable boxes and free cooking, nutrition, and garden education classes. Also, each participating family receives a garden build at their home. Through these actions F2F makes space for families to find self-defined success, and empowerment with food and health. Read more in our strategic plan here.
How it Works
Farm-to-Families is a hands-on, family oriented, 'Food Skills' education program at Wild Willow Farm. Using fresh fruit and vegetables, participants learn how to cook, grow, harvest and preserve healthy food.
Starting May 4th, during this 6-month bilingual (English and Spanish) program, participants:
Receive fresh fruit and vegetables grown at Wild Willow and partnering farms.
Meet every other Saturday, from 3-5pm, with their family members to pick up their food box and take a class in nutrition/diet, healthy lifestyle or vegetable gardening.
Receive a 'Garden Build;' built for eligible families while working together and with farm staff to establish vegetable gardens at their homes.
We look for participating families in the South Bay that have a genuine commitment to health improvement and agree to attend all the classes and garden builds.
To Apply for Farm to Families
Summer 2019 Session: Applications were closed on April 20th.
Future Sessions: Sign up to be notified when our next session begins.
For questions, please contact Farm to Families Coordinator, Ariana Arroyo Neves: firstname.lastname@example.org