Student Farmers Market

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Our Student Farmers Market program provides Yolo County's elementary- and high-school-aged children access to local produce and nutrition education. Students enjoy fruits and vegetables procured directly from local farmers in the area.

More than 2,650 households receive locally-grown produce every month at 18 school sites across Yolo County. Students are guided during or after-school to learn about, sample, and select their own fruits and vegetables using play money to simultaneously provide insight into the economic value of food and its impact upon the food system. Children return home from school with 5-10 pounds of healthy produce for their families, setting the stage for a more food secure future for Yolo County’s next generation.

Program Coordinator
Schools Served

Washington Unified School District, West Sacramento

  • EPIC Charter School
  • Elkhorn Elementary School
  • Riverbank Elementary School
  • River City High School
  • Westfield Elementary School

Woodland Joint Unified School District

  • Beamer Elementary School
  • Dingle Elementary School
  • Freeman Elementary School
  • Gibson Elementary School
  • Maxwell Elementary School
  • Plainfield Elementary School
  • Prairie Elementary School
  • Tafoya Elementary School
  • Whitehead Elementary School
  • Yolo County YMCA (College Street)
  • YMCA (Lemon Avenue)

Davis Joint Unified School District

  • Korematsu Elementary School
  • Birch Lane Elementary School
  • Marguerite Montgomery Elementary School

Winters Joint Unified School District

  • YMCA (Myrtle Avenue)

Esparto Unified School District

  • Esparto Elementary School

Services at these school sites are limited to families with children who participate in after school programs.

For information about food distributions for the general public in these communities, please see our Eat Well Yolo program.

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Are you a non-profit looking for food?

Become a Yolo Food Bank nonprofit partner and you can shop at the Sutter Health nonprofit nutrition center or visit our warehouse for large quantities.