Nothing says summer quite like picking up fresh produce at a Farmer's Market, but fresh fruit and vegetables can be a luxury for families at-risk for hunger. To meet the need in our community and to increase access to fresh produce, Second Harvest launched the Farmer's Market program.
Fresh produce is delivered to our partner charities and clients at no cost throughout the summer season. The Farmer's Markets are made possible through the Ohio Agricultural Planters Program which distributes surplus produce through the network of Ohio Associatoin of Foodbanks to ensure that local families have access to healthy and fresh produce.
This past year Second Harvest worked with our partner charities and other partners to move fresh produce to as many families as possible by hosting 85 markets during the growing season and distributing 805,000 LBS of fresh produce.