Fresh Focus Summer 2023 Team sharing a meal

Fresh Focus Impact Report: Summer 2023

Campus is quieter in summer, but with two Lead Student Farmers, Fresh Focus's team kept summer students supplied with fresh produce, grown by summer students. In the impact report linked below, read highlights from the quarter, including distribution to partners in Knights Landing and Davis Night Market, and learn more about the dedicated team of Lead Student Farmers, Student Farm interns, and staff. This great work is supported by Aggie Compass and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - Thank You!

The Fresh Focus program reduces food loss while supporting student access to fresh produce. It is a central component of the Student Farm's efforts to build a more equitable and just farm and food system by cultivating student initiative, leadership, and experiential learning.

Read more: Summer Impact Report (pdf)

Spring Highlights

  • Distributed 3,187 pounds of fresh produce
  • Irrigated Fresh Focus’ potato beds
  • Distributed to our summer partners, Davis Night Market and Knights Landing
  • Sent out 116 bins to 4 partners

What I enjoyed most about my experience working at Fresh Focus was the sense of community on the farm. I greatly enjoyed the weekly lunches and lectures with everyone! I also love how at the farm, everyone comes from different educational backgrounds and the LSFs are understanding of everyone having different levels of experience with farming. Everyone is more than willing to help teach farm skills and ensure that everyone feels welcome no matter what their prior farming experience may be." - Graham, Summer Intern (and 2023-2024 Lead Student Farmer, 3rd year Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning Major


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