The Agriculture Institute of Marin (AIM) currently manages seven Certified Farmers Markets in the Bay Area (San Francisco, Alameda, and Marin Counties), a mobile market, and provides hands-on educational programs to thousands of children and adults about the connections between the environment, agriculture, and health. Grant funds will be used to purchase 875 more reusable plastic totes and distribute them to eight new farm participants to transport produce to farmer’s markets in Oakland, Hayward, and Newark. It is estimated that the reusable totes will prevent the purchase, use, and disposal of 6,637 lbs. of cardboard boxes annually with an estimated cost savings of over $6,000/year.
Agricultural Institute of Marin