The Tessemae’s Foundation (501 c.3) started the Crop Circles Initiative in 2014. Through public-private partnerships, we create an overnight Pop-Up Farmer’s Market inside of healthy food priority areas (previously known as food deserts) across the United States.
A one-day Crop Circles event provides over 2,500 families with a week’s worth of nutritional food, information on health and nutrition and is designed to reinforce and strengthen local community organizations, public agencies, and food retailers that “together we can solve the healthy food priority areas problem”
Pop-up Farmer’s Markets executed inside the hearts of healthy food priority areas across the country. Completely free, local families receive 1 week’s worth of beautiful, fresh produce and Tessemae’s dressing
A community celebration complete with live music, cooking demonstrations, and local business support
A disruptive and unexpected event designed to challenge conventional approaches to bringing access and awareness to healthy food
Small leadership grants to local community organizations and ongoing dissemination about promising practices that improve access to healthier food.
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