farms together

Farms Together coordinates collaboratives of small and mid-scale family and BIPOC farmers to provide healthy, fresh, and local food to California families in need while opening up access to new and emergent marketplaces for local food. Through Farms Together, food hubs and aggregation partners work directly with producers to bring finished farm boxes and bulk food pallets to food banks and other community sites for distribution.

Farms Together was developed by the California Association of Food Banks (CAFB), Fresh Approach (FA), and the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) with original support from the CA Dept. of Social Services & CA Dept. of Food & Agriculture via the US Dept. of Agriculture Local Food Purchasing Assistance Program.

OBJECTIVES:
  • Maintain and improve food and agricultural supply chain resiliency by building and expanding economic opportunity for small, local and socially-disadvantaged producers in California
  • Support food banks and community distributors in purchasing and distributing fresh, nutritious food from farmers to food insecure community members.
  • Create a transparent process designed for inclusion that is flexible to the needs and recommendations of local food system participants. 
More details on how to participate coming soon!
 Alameda County Community Food Bank Alameda
 Community Action Agency of Butte County Butte
 Food for People Humboldt
 Community Food Bank of Imperial Imperial
 Inyo / Mono Advocates for Community Action Inyo/Mono
 Clear Lake Gleaners Lake
 CalFood Logistics of behalf of Lassen & Modoc Counties Lassen/Modoc
 Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Los Angeles (RFB)
 Westside Food Bank Los Angeles (WS)
 Mendocino Food and Nutrition Program – Fort Bragg Food  Bank Mendocino
 Community Action of Napa Valley Napa
 Community Action Partnership of Orange County Orange (CAP)
 Placer Food Bank Placer
 Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino Counties Riverside FA
 Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services Sacramento
 Community Food Bank of San Benito County San Benito
 Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County San Bernardino
 Feeding San Diego San Diego
 Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank San Diego
 San Francisco-Marin Food Bank San Francisco/ Marin
 Emergency Food Bank of Stockton San Joaquin
 San Joaquin County Aging & Community Services San Joaquin
 SLO Food Bank San Luis Obispo
 Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Santa Barbara
 Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara/San Mateo
 Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz
 Dignity Health Connected Living Shasta
 Great Northern Services Siskiyou 
 Redwood Empire Food Bank Sonoma
 Salvation Army Modesto Citadel Stanislaus
 Tehama County Gleaners Tehama
 Trinity County Food Bank Trinity
 Food Share of Ventura County Ventura
 Gleaners Food Bank, Inc. Yuba/Sutter