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Agricultural Institute of Marin
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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. This third round of grant funds will be used to purchase 875 more reusable plastic totes and distribute them to eight 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 5,105 wax-coated cardboard boxes annually (6,637 pounds) with an estimated cost savings to farmers of over $6,000/year.