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Increase Purchasing and Use of Foods from Local Farms

Resources and Tools


  • Healthy Food, Healthy Hospitals, Healthy Communities (IATP: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy)
    This report showcases hospitals that are supporting sustainable agriculture. By bringing healthier food into healthcare, hospitals can address a major cause of disease.

  • Ordering Farm Fresh Produce for Worksites (CA Department of Public Health)
    This easy-to-use guide offers step-by-step instructions on how to order boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers and have those boxes delivered right to your worksite, or to a nearby location, with a schedule that meets your needs. This toolkit promotes participation of worksites in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program, one way increase the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables.

  • Worksite Program California Fit Business Kit (CA Department of Public Health)
    This is a tool to help employers modify the organizational culture and environment at their workplaces to support healthy eating. This kit contains 10 individual components designed to be easily implemented at any worksite. Topics include healthy meeting policies, vending machine food and beverage standards, healthy dining menu guidelines, establishing a worksite farmers’ market, and more.


  • Farm-to-School and Educational Garden Programs: A Resource Guide (PLACE: Promoting Local Agriculture and Cultural Experiences, Inc.)
    This toolkit includes guidance on how to start a Farm-to-School program, how to start a school garden, growing and caring for school gardens, garden-based curricula, and suggestions and tips, recipes, resources, and more.