What do we do?
The staff at San Diego Co-Harvest are driven by a single goal; to make healthy-food affordable and accessible in all communities. To achieve this goal, our members' unused (residential, commercial, agricultural) space transformed into an efficient system of micro-farms throughout San Diego communities. These micro-farms are tended to by our Four Categories of Co-Harvest members and SD Co-Harvest staff. The food produced is then given to community food banks and back to the Co-Harvest member. Our Co-Harvest members agree to donate 50% or more of their harvests!
We currently operate and harvest from 35+ urban farms in San Diego, CA.
A Journey Towards Food System Equity
Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who aren't afraid to challenge community norms. Our mission has been inspired by trends in food insecurity and dietary disease within San Diego nieghborhoods. We will not stand by as our global environment, regional economies, and local communities are devastated by our current food system. San Diego Co-Harvest has emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support low-income communities without access to healthy food. Established in 2019, we’re an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support. Contact us to learn more and get involved.
Our members and volunteers are the backbone of Co-Harvest Foundation. Their innovative use of excess urban space enables the production of healthy food for food-insecure families throughout San Diego. Our 35 current Co-Harvest Members are eager to end food-insecurity and change the way we produce food. They have grown over 10k lbs of food, and as a result are reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the nutritional input into food-insecure communities.
Our growing membership consist of teachers, healthcare workers, service workers, entrepreneurs, families, veterans and seniors. These people from all walks of life are more efficiently using their space in a diverse network of micro-farms spanning 10 of San Diego's communities. These individuals and families and doing there part in trying to make our city more food secure and environmentally friendly.
About Our Employees
The management of Co-Harvest Foundation consists of Director Avery Cramer, leaders at Bayside Community Center, and input from our employees/membership. This business was founded as a social enterprise that incorporates a cooperative element within its membership. This membership cooperation and input is so important to our success because in order to create a societal shift towards more local agriculture, we must influence community norms about where food should come from. Our founder understands it will take input from all sectors to transform the food system and complete our mission.
Social enterprise intern
Community Farm Manager
Isabella is our new plant-loving intern! She studied dietetics and food systems at the University of Vermont where she has worked in multiple community gardens and farms. Isabella believes that we are all healthier when we have a culture of caring for one another. She is passionate about working in the intersection of agriculture, social justice and community-building to bring more equity to the food system.
This position will be responsible for managing 35+ micro-farms and must demonstrate extreme passion and drive for environmental justice and hard work. Change the world with your agricultural knowledge,and this position has room to grow as the organization expands!
Founder Avery Cramer is a San Diegan with a vision for a more environmentally sustainable and equitable future. Avery has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Policy from Loyola University of Chicago and has experience working on farms, restaurants, and at a community food bank.