Community Market Farms Program
• Drop-in volunteer hours
From February to November, our sites are open to drop in volunteers at the following times. During these open hours, volunteers of all ages are welcome to drop-in and help out. If you have questions, please feel free to call us at 510-763-4241.
Union Plaza Park:Fridays from 10am - 5pm
West Oakland Farm Park:OPENING MAY 2016.
Ralph Bunche Nursery:Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1:30pm - 5pm. If your group is larger than three people, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a visit -- we have limited space at the nursery and cannot accommodate larger groups.
Seasonal Schedule Changes
From Thanksgiving to February, our community market farms sites are closed for drop-in volunteer hours.
About the Community Market Farms Program
Our Community Market Farms Program takes vacant or underutilized land and transforms it into market farms. All the food produced on the farms is distributed on a sliding scale basis at our Saturday farm stand. In an area where access to healthy foods is limited, our farms make it possible for many families to eat fresh vegetables rather than processed foods. The program creates sustainable food systems that provide affordable, nutritious food directly to traditionally underserved populations in West Oakland. In 2010, we secured a grant to purchase a 1.4-acre lot that will serve in perpetuity as a an Urban Farm and Park for West Oakland.
Learn more about our individual farms.