Our Community Produce Stand program is a network of eight weekly pop-up markets throughout Oakland.
Located at the North Oakland Senior Center, the West Oakland Health Council, the Oakland Public Library and five elementary schools, our program sources from and supports limited-resource, sustainable farmers that grow within 200 miles of Oakland. We work collaboratively with our in-house distribution center--Mandela Produce Distribution-- to ensure that our program sources from and supports these farmers with competitive pricing and stable retail outlets.
Our mobile markets bring fresh, high quality, and sustainably grown fruits and vegetables to communities that are under-served by more established farmers market programs. Mandela Partners' school stands are also supported by a robust network of parent assistants who volunteer weekly at the stands to provide healthy options and develop strong relationships within their community.