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 food to people in our community who need it most through partnerships with farmers and healthcare providers. We focus on “food as medicine” by empowering youth to build lifelong healthy eating habits through our Fresh Rx produce prescription program. In collaboration with local physicians, Everyone’s Harvest provides weekly ‘prescriptions’ of fruits and vegetables from local farmers. Our certified farmers’ markets in Salinas, Marina, and Pacific Grove serve over 2,500 families weekly, and our innovative nutrition programs meet the challenges of food insecurity and nutritional health. At our farmers' markets, families attend Edible Education cooking demonstrations and people using public food benefits can double their fresh produce purchases through our Market Match program. Over the past ten years, Everyone’s Harvest has provided over $1,000,000 in Healthy Food Incentives to address inequities in food access and nutrition.
The Fresh Rx Program is a collaborative program that aims to improve the health and well-being of our community through access to fresh produce and increased consumption of fruits and vegetables. Fresh Rx approaches health and wellness in a holistic way by providing participants weekly recipes, health screenings and access to programs that encourage physical activity and promote mental well-being, such as mindfulness meditation. Through the Fresh Rx program we are able to educate and impact the health of our community in a sustainable way.
- Amanda Meyer