With Thanksgiving right around the corner, several San Pasqual Academy foster youth made their bimonthly delivery of certified, organic produce to County employees. The accessibility of the door-to-door deliveries of fresh organic produce is to encourage HHSA employees to eat healthier for the holidays - part of County’s year-round plan to Build Better Health.
Employees who signed up to be part of the subscription program pay only $20 per box for fresh fruit or vegetables every two weeks. Boxes also include recipes.
Although the San Pasqual Academy Agriculture program was established in 2004, the organic produce program began a year ago when students came up with the label name, Dragon Organics. The program has grown roots and students began selling to local venders such as Whole Foods, Jimbos, Seaside Market, and Stone Brewing Company. They have also expanded to farmer’s markets throughout the county.