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Farm Fresh Food Relief During the COVID-19 Public Health and Economic Crisis 


Farm Fresh Food Relief is a project of Fresh Approach and Pie Ranch in order to activate the local San Mateo County food system as an emergency food relief effort in response to COVID-19. With a pilot run that began in Pescadero with partner organization PUENTE de la Costa Sur, the project is now moving hundreds of readymade fruit and veggie bags weekly to food insecure families in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. The bags are designed by nutritionists and include recipe cards and wellness information in English and Spanish. The project was designed to provide both emergency food relief and economic stimulus. By purchasing the produce directly from local farmers, this project keeps these small businesses afloat and has allowed farms to rehire workers that were laid off. This week’s bag included organic carrots, beets, and kale from Gallardo Organic Farm as well as cabbage and lettuce from Blue House Farm. Find out more here: