Project Description

USDA, stakeholders included NGOs, community agencies, educators, farmers, local

Project Manager – USDA Rural Innovation Project, Santa Cruz County, AZ – Established a network of regular community-based farmers markets (“Fresh Fest” and “Earth Fest”) in partnership with local non-profit agencies and regional healthcare provider to improve access to fresh foods and healthier lifestyle options, strengthen economic development, advance social equality, and introduce the culture of wellness to a food desert.