MissionEveryone's Harvest's mission is to provide access to healthy, affordable fruits and vegetables through certified farmers’ markets and community food programs.
The Big IdeaEveryone's Harvest’s Big Idea is for every community to have a fair and sustainable food system. We serve more than 2,000 families each week in Salinas, Marina, Seaside, and Pacific Grove, and our six farmers’ markets partner with cities, hospitals, and public agencies to expand access to healthy food for all members of our community. At our farmers’ markets, low-income families can use public food assistance benefits and receive a bonus to expand their buying power through Market Match. In partnership with doctors, we empower youth to start eating fresh foods from our markets with Fresh Rx ‘prescriptions’ that support access to healthy produce for their families. In partnership with schools, public agencies, and professional chefs, we involve youth in learning about, preparing, and eating local foods to help inspire the next generation to value diverse, locally grown foods.
Fresh Rx changes the lives of my patients and their families. More than 60% of the children in the program decrease their Body Mass Index, and their parents’ health improves as well as the family develops healthy eating habits together.
- Dr. Nanette Millan