Food For People Fund

Food For People Farmer Fund

Pictured: Kelsey Perone from Rain Fog Farm

Our Food for People Farmer Fund has benefited our local food bank, farmers, and our many neighbors in need of healthy food since 2010. The fund enables Food for People to contract with local farmers each Spring to provide the food bank with fresh local produce throughout the season. The fund is a unique collaboration between Locally Delicious, Food for People, local farmers and the community; farmers get an economic stimulus, the food bank can ensure a supply of healthy food throughout the year, and hungry Humboldt residents have access to fresh, healthy, local food.

Donate to the FFP Farmer Fund (It is important to designate Locally Delicious Farmer Fund in “Designation Box” on the form.)

Community partners include the St Joseph Hospital Community Benefit Department, and we collect donations throughout the year, both directly through our website and at various community events in which we participate. Donations can also be made at the Food for People website

LAST YEAR, THE FOLLOWING FARMERS PROVIDED PRODUCE TO FOOD FOR PEOPLE THROUGH THE FUND:

Green Fire Farm (summer squash)
Luna Farm (carrots, beets, turnips, kohlrabi)
New Moon Organics (delicata squash)
Rain Fog Farm (cucumbers, leeks)
Blue Blossom Farm(kale, chard, lettuce)
Laughing Mother Farm (beets, carrots, broccoli)
Freedom Farm (kale, sprouting broccoli, leeks)
Corn Crib (tomatoes, bell peppers)
Trident Lightning Farm (melons)
Organic Matters Ranch (broccoli, cauliflower)
Feisty Dog Orchard (apples)
Flood Plain Produce (green onions)

THE FUND ALSO ALLOWED FOR OTHER FARMERS TO SUPPLY PRODUCE TO THE FOOD FOR PEOPLE KIDS’ COOKING CLASSES AND SENIOR PROGRAMS AS NEEDED:

Fine Feather Ranch (eggs)
Willow Creek Farms (summer squash corn, turnips, kale, winter squash)
Rain Fog Farm (cucumbers, cilantro)
Valley Flower Vegetables (tomatoes)
Little River Farm (kale)
Deep Seeded Community Farm (snap peas)

Since the fund began in 2010, Locally Delicious has raised nearly $100,000 in donations, providing almost 100 tons of local food to Food for People.