Downtown San Bernardino Farmshare Market (SUMMER)!

Downtown San Bernardino Farmshare Market (SUMMER)!
Event on 2015-05-07 11:30:00

Let's eat healthy and well! The City of San Bernardino and local farmers Old Grove Orange are partnering to bring you "Downtown SB Farmshare Market": you can get locally grown, virtually all organic, truly fresh fruits and veggies direct from our neighborhood farmers with convenient pickup at San Bernardino City Hall Thursdays 11:30 to 1:30pm. 

What is a farmshare? It's when you join a farm and each week receive a selection of fresh local fruits and vegetables.  BYOB – Bring your own bag – preferably reusable.  Eat well, save our local open space, keep farmers in our neighborhoods, stay healthy!

When Does It Start?  You can join us to taste how this works for the 13-week SUMMER season, starting Thursday, May 7th when our first baskets will be delivered right to the park next to San Bernardino City Hall.  Convenient!  You can sign up and pay right here on this eventbrite site. 

What Do I Get?  There are two options: Full shares (good for a family of four) and Medium shares (good for singles and couples).  Full shares generally have each week five different kinds of fruits, five different kinds of veggies, and an herb.  Medium shares will have half counts on the five fruits, and half counts on four of the veggies.   Want to see what's in our shares?  See the picture of an example share below or visit our facebook site where you can look back on our weekly postings (and meet our farmers) right HERE:

How Much Does It Cost? The full-share costs /wk, while the medium share costs /wk. To make it easier on cash flow, you can join month by month instead of for the whole 13 weeks. 

Find out more about us at our website

Let's eat healthy, delicious, local, fair and humane!



Terms & Conditions of the Downtown San Bernardino Farmshare Market

1.      Farmshare: pre-paid weekly delivery of fruits and vegetables for 13 weeks/3months; 4 seasons/year

2.      Pricing: full share: 4, suggested for a family of 4 (/person/day); medium share: 4, suggested for singles or a family of 2

3.      Registration, Payment and Submission: online payment can be accessed at right here on this Eventbrite site; checks can also be made out to Old Grove Orange and sent to OGO, PO Box 534, Mentone, CA 92359; by registering, you also agree to submit a completed, “City of San Bernardino Volunteer Release & Waiver of Liability,” regardless if you volunteer or opt out from the “food security requirement” (see #15), accessible here:

4.      How I know I have been admitted: you will receive a confirmation email and/or call

5.      Schedule: every Thursday from 11:30AM-1:30PM, with some holiday exceptions – these will be noticed; rain or shine, but if it does rain, the location will move to under the breezeway at City Hall: 300 North D Street

6.      What produce I can expect: around 5 different fruits and veggies and 1 herb; the farmer’s goal is to provide complimentary items to make a salad, a stir fry, on the go snacks and something “adventurous” (see link for season specific lists:

7.      How much I can expect: while there is no weight measure, full shares, on average, accommodate a family of 4, and medium shares, on average, accommodate a family of 2 for a week

8.      What to do if I get items I do not like : Use the swap box!  If you really don't  like grapefruit for example, swap them for something else in the swap box; items left will be donated; recipe printouts are sometimes provided and posted on the Facebook group page

9.      I did not get any of X, Y or Z: please notify someone at the market, if this occurs; note, to ensure freshness, items are sometimes picked or changed last minute; quantities may also be estimated, resulting in a shortage of items; the market is doing its best to ensure you get your fair share every week, you may notice a “check-out process” to also help; medium shares will also receive less in quantity and variety – consider teaming up with someone else

10.  I am a family of 1: consider teaming up with someone

11.  What I can do when I cannot make it on a pick up day: send someone else in your place, and have them write their name in on the registration sheet

12.  Parking: there is  timed parking along D Street and in the lot off of Court & D Street, Court & E Street,  and in the parking structure with entrances on 2nd& D, 2nd& E and 2nd; the parking lot and structure and carousel mall is also available

13.  Bring Your Own Bags: in an effort to conserve resources, please bring your own canvas and/or plastic bags

14.  What happens to uncollected produce: all unclaimed produce will be donated to community agencies

15.  The volunteer and “food security” requirement: for each medium share, participants volunteer 2 hours/season; for each full share, participants volunteer 4 hours/season; there are two shifts: set-up 10:30AM-12:30PM and clean-up 12:30-2:30PM; there is an opt out option: for each medium share, it is /season; for each full share, it is /season; funds collected will go to augment shares for families who have requested subsidies (based on federal poverty guides); if you do not complete your hours or opt out by the 2nd to last market day, your week's share will be donated

16.  Feeding the homeless/panhandlers: as mentioned previously, the Healthy San Bernardino Coalition is working diligently to combat food insecurity; as such, the Market is not the correct forum to provide food for homeless individuals/panhandlers passing by

17.  How I can get more involved: the Healthy San Bernardino Coalition is comprised of various agencies working to improve access to healthy foods and increased physical activity, and it meets the 3rd Thursday of every month @ 8:30AM in the conference room on the 6th floor

18.  Refunds: refunds will be granted if the minimum amount of full shares (20) are not secured and paid for by the beginning of a season; for all other inquiries, they will be made on an individual basis at the determination by Old Grove Orange, and in some cases, the City

19.  Benefits of local produce: no waxes or acids because they are not traveling far; less to no chemicals

20.  Organic vs. natural: please visit Old Grove’s site for details:

21.  Origins of the Farmshare: a) the environment in the IE is rich for farming, but corporate farming is making it difficult for farmers to compete b) the Asian Citrus Psyllid is a small insect carrying a bacteria that will be killing off all citrus trees within the next 10 years (CA is the last area to be affected); Old Grove Orange reached out to the Healthy San Bernardino Coalition to begin its first pilot season

22.  Future enhancementstothe Farmshare Market: Farmshares will be the star, but the hope is to attract food trucks, food vendors (i.e. fresh baked bread and honey), resource booths, a walking club, recipe exchanges, cooking demonstrations and more to build community and a real marketplace for downtown employees and residents

23.  Future contact: we may use your contact information, for Farmshare related-purposes, such as updates and information about the current and future Farmshare seasons

24.  Media and marketing: by participating in the Farmshare, you grant us permission to use any pictures or videos taken onsite for future marketing or promotion of the Farmshare program

25.  Old Grove Orange: a consortium of approximately 8 local farmers working to connect local eaters to local farmers;’ for more information, please visit their website

26.  Contact information: email , visit or call (909)384-5233.



at City of San Bernardino
300 N. D Street
San Bernardino, United States

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