Community Programs & Partnership

Community Programs & Partnership

Heritage Education Group, CDU, Vermont Village CDC Farmers' Market

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in partnership with Heritage Education Group and Vermont Village Community Development Department (CDC) have initiated the opening of a new Farmers’ Market in South Los Angeles. With funding from the federal government’s, Department of Agriculture Famers’ Market Promotion Program (F MPP), the new Farmers’ Market opened in February 2013. This is a CDU student run enterprise and the grant for the project was written by former students in the university’s College of Science and Health’s Urban Masters in Public Health program. The Farmers’ Market is open every Friday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and on the second Sunday of each month. The Farmers’ Market is located at 7901 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90044. Organic and non-organic fruits and vegetables can be found at the market as well as non-food items including, jewelry, body oils and soaps, clothing, and cupcakes, sandwiches, Thai and Hawaiian BBQ, Tamales, Soul Food, and Kettle Corn. The project has also initiated a new program targeting elementary school-age youth who are invited to the Farmers’ Market on a fieldtrip where they can tour the market, taste free samples of fruit and vegetables, participate in a hands on demonstration of how to start a home garden and win free prizes for their participation. The Program Director of this project is Cynthia Davis, MPH. Professor Davis can be reached at (323) 563-9309 and her email address is cynthiadavis@cdrewu.edu

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