Everyone's Harvest's mission is to provide access to healthy, affordable fruits and vegetables through certified farmers’ markets and community food programs.
Everyone's Harvest provides healthy, local produce to people in our community who need it most through partnerships with farmers and healthcare providers. We pioneered Food is Medicine in Monterey County over a decade ago with various community food programs–Fresh Rx, Market Match, and Edible Education. Fresh Rx is a collaboration with physicians to provide weekly ‘‘prescriptions” of produce from local farmers at our certified farmers’ markets in Salinas, Marina, Pacific Grove, and Seaside. Fresh Rx empowers patients with diet-related diseases to improve health outcomes and build lifelong healthy eating habits. Market Match doubles all CalFresh (today’s food stamps) purchases for customers using public nutrition benefits with up to $15 extra for fresh produce. Edible Education provides cooking demonstrations and healthy recipes at our markets. Over the past ten years, Everyone’s Harvest has provided over $1.25 million in Healthy Food Incentives to overcome the challenges of food insecurity and nutritional health.
Salinas Valley Health has been fortunate to partner with Everyone’s Harvest to bring fresh produce to our local community through a seasonal farmers’ market for the past decade. Through our farmers’ market and the Fresh Produce Prescription program we are able to positively impact the health and wellness of our community. Salinas Valley Health and Everyone’s Harvest share the same goal of making our community healthy through access to fresh fruits and vegetables and promoting an overall healthier lifestyle. Our program continues to grow each year and it feels good to know we are making a difference. Amanda Meyer Health Promotion Manager Salinas Valley Health
- Amanda Meyer