Agri-Cultura Network (ACN) works with over 40 local farmers growing fruits and vegetables like carrots, cucumbers, salad greens, and apples, and producing healthy value-added products like fresh salsas and baby foods. They are USDA Harmonized GAP+ Certified and ready to serve anchor institutions in the community. To learn more and place orders contact Agri-Cultura.
" At First Choice Community Healthcare, we believe that being healthy involves more than just treating disease. By improving access to locally-grown produce and providing a boost to our South Valley farmers, we can begin a cycle of investing in our community's economy and its health!”
– Dr. Jesse Barnes
Benefits of partnership
The Local Food Solutions team has grant support and a committed group of local and national organizations working to make healthy, local food available at an increasingly common food access point: dollar stores. Joining this partnership would provide access to tailored support and connection to community leaders to increase your hospital’s local purchasing and advance the goals of your community health improvement plans.
Local Food Solutions is a collaborative group that includes both local and national organizations: Agri-Cultura Network, Los Jardines Institute, Coming Clean, Health Care Without Harm, Natural Resources Defense Council, Campaign for Healthier Solutions, and Just Transition Alliance.