Oakland Fresh is a network of school produce markets throughout OUSD that sell fresh, mostly locally grown and pesticide-free fruits, vegetables, eggs, nuts, honey and other healthy foods at public schools. More than 70% of students at these schools qualify for free/reduced school meals, and the schools are located in neighborhoods that have an abundance of liquor stores and corner stores. Produce is purchased from local family farmers and produce distributors, and sold by parents and students during after-school hours every week at each school site. Oakland Fresh School Produce Markets are open to parents, students, staff and community residents, and also accept EBT food stamps. All school produce markets offer monthly cooking demonstrations and tastings, a Student Buyer Card program, and a Market-to-Classroom Lesson Toolkit for teachers.
Farm to School Supervisor