Friends of the Farm Program

Friends of the Farm is a pilot program that allows Arizona’s farmers and growers to expand their market reach and support food banks to get a reliable quantity of local fresh food for clients in need. Our goal is to purchase fresh, Arizona-grown produce, dairy, and protein and distribute it to Arizonans struggling with hunger through the statewide emergency food relief network. The focus is to purchase from small growers to provide unique variety to food banks that complement other product being distributed at the same time. We define “small growers” according to the USDA farm classification scale of annual gross cash farm income below $350,000 or 150 acres (both will be considered on a case by case basis).

If you are a grower interested in providing a proposal for purchase of product available now, please fill out this form to provide details.

If you are a grower and interested in providing a proposal for future planting, please contact Kate Radosevic, Friends of the Farm Coordinator at kate@azfoodbanks.org.