Projects

Northside Heritage Meadows

The NHM project will be the first urban agriculture project in Riverside’s disadvantaged Northside neighborhood. The neighborhood is considered a “food desert” according to the USDA Economic Research Service. A nearly $3M Urban Greening Grant has been awarded to the City of Riverside to purchase over 7 acres of blighted farmland. This project will be a collaboration of the Northside community, the Riverside Food Systems Alliance (RFSA), local groups, agencies and the City of Riverside. Additional in-kind and matching funds by various partners will be leveraged to complete the multiple components:

The project will improve air and water quality, increase wildlife habitat, as well as provide healthy, locally grown food.

If you are interested in getting involved with NHM, join our Facebook page — Northside Heritage Meadows Community.

RFSA is coordinating the Market Match Program for local farmers markets.  This gives our families participating in Cal Fresh (SNAP) the option of purchasing local, fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables with an additional $10 to match $10 spent.

The program empowers SNAP customers to make healthy food choices, and benefits our small and mid-size local farmers.

Find Market Match programs at the Tyler Galleria, San Jacinto, and Banning Farmers Markets.

Did you know that the Riverside Food Systems Alliance (RFSA) is the community-based, nonprofit partner that helps plan, promote, and produce the annual GrowRIVERSIDE conference, technical workshops and Growers’ Forums?