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South Central Farmers' Cooperative

(Los Angeles,CA)

You are invited to participate in South Central Farmers' Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA). The Farm is located in Buttonwillow, CA and serves most of Los Angeles and Kern County. This organization and CSA, however, is based out of South Central, Los Angeles. It is organized and operated by the South Central Farmers' Cooperative, a grassroots economic development of the South Central Farmers' Health and Education Fund 501c(3) organization. This program was designed by those who once grew produce on the 14 acres, known as the South Central Farm (which was bulldozed in 2006), to meet the need to provide fresh, healthy grown produce to its community members. The South Central Farmers' CSA program has expanded beyond the 14 acre piece of property located at 41st and Alameda by linking locally grown produce to all members of Los Angeles, regardless of race, ethnicity, background, and economic status. This CSA believes that all residents are entitled to fresh, healthy food choices. Its mission to educate, grow and harvest produce, thus improving the current status of food sovereignty within Los Angeles communities, is fostered through the work and positive actions of the CSA program. Additionally, this CSA program provides an avenue for residents, organizations, faith based groups to help fellow community members receive fresh, healthy, locally, grown produce, through an option offered by the CSA program, in which one person or a group can purchase one box or multiple boxes of produce to be delivered to those who do not have access or monetary means to purchase fresh, healthy produce. The Farm is Certified Organic, no chemicals at all, only integrated pest management and biodiversity practices are used. All produce is grown and harvested on land leased by our cooperative. The farm is located in Bakersfield, California and with the help of Los Angeles community members the fresh food is brought down each week. Visit our website: www.scfcoop.southcentralfarmers.com

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