Fresh produce, farmers’-market style, plus nutrition guidance and peer support

At our Passion For Produce sites, you can choose the fresh produce you want for you and your family–potatoes, carrots, and onions, plus fruits and vegetables that are in season. Trained volunteers from the community are there with food tastings, meal ideas, cooking tips, and other information to help you stay active and healthy. Plus, at our gold sites, our Nutrition Ambassadors lead a 20-minute interactive class that’s informative and fun!

En nuestros sitios de distribución de Passion for Produce, podrá elegir las frutas y verduras que desea para su familia: papas, zanahoria y cebolla, además de las frutas y verduras que estén en temporada. Habrán voluntarios preparados para ofrecer degustaciónes, ideas de platos para preparar, consejos de cocina y demás información para ayudarle a mantenerse activo y saludable. ¡Además, en las distribuciónes “gold,” nuestros embajadores de nutrición dan una clase interactiva de 20 minutos educativa y divertida!

Second Harvest Cookbook

Find tasty–and healthy–meal ideas for the produce found at our sites!

Passion For Produce pic

I got days when I don’t want to leave the house, but I look forward to seeing people here and get excited about the food—it connects you, and you take that home with you.

-Soquel participant

Hay días que no me dan ganas de salir de la casa, pero ver a la gente aqui y la comida me dan entusiasmo—te conecta y eso te lo llevas contigo.

-Participante de Soquel

Where to Find Passion For Produce

You can see the locations, days of the week, and distribution times below. Passion for Produce is a farmer’s market style distribution, please bring your own bagsNote: please call the Community Food Hotline to verify the distribution day and time, as they are subject to change (especially around holidays). The hotline is answered between 8am and 4pm from Monday to Friday: 831-662-0991.


Dónde encontrar Pasión por Frutas y Verduras

Puede ver las ubicaciones, los días de la semana y los tiempos de distribución a continuación. Pasión por Frutas y Verduras es una distribución de estilo de mercado, ¡por favor traiga sus propias bolsas!  Nota: por favor llame a la línea directa de alimentos comunitaria para verificar la hora y día de distribución, ya que están sujetas a cambios (especialmente alrededor de los días festivos). La línea directa se contesta entre las 8am y 4pm de lunes a viernes: 831-662-0991.

Passion For Produce Schedule - Updated 5.31.19
CitySite NameSite AddressDay of DistributionWeek of the MonthStart Time
of Distribution
End Time of DistributionLanguage for Class
WatsonvilleAlianza School115 Casserly Rd.Thursday1st and 2nd4:30PM5:30 PMN/A
WatsonvilleAmesti School25 Amesti Rd.Wednesday1st and 3rd4:00 PM5:00 PMSpanish
AptosFreedom Roads7200 Freedom Blvd.Tuesday2nd and 4th10:00 AM11:00 AMN/A
WatsonvilleCalabasas Elementary202 Calabasas Rd.Tuesday1st and 2nd3:45 PM4:45 PMSpanish
WatsonvilleChurch of Nazarene710 Green Valley Rd.Wednesday2nd and 4th3:30 PM4:30 PMN/A
FreedomCorralitos Creek125 Pajaro Cir.Tuesday2nd and 3rd4:00 PM5:00 PMSpanish
WatsonvilleDon Bosco2401 East Lake Ave.Thursday1st and 3rd8:30AM (90 min)10:00 AMSpanish
Santa CruzEast Cliff Village1635 Tremont Dr.Wednesday1st and 3rd10:00 AM11:00 AMN/A
Santa CruzElizabeth Oaks1460 Jose Ave.Wednesday1st and 3rd11:30 AM (45 min)12:15 PMN/A
Santa CruzEmerald Bay Apartments2500 Soquel Dr.Tuesday4th11:30 AM12:30 PMN/A
Santa CruzFaith Community Church115 South Morrisey AveTuesday2nd and 3rd10:30 AM11:30 PMEnglish
FreedomFreedom Elementary25 Holly Dr.Wednesday1st and 4th5:00pm6:00 PMN/A
SoquelInner Light5630 Soquel Dr.Tuesday1st and 4th11:00 AM12:00 PMEnglish
WatsonvilleLa Manzana521 Main StFriday1st10:00 AM11:00 AMN/A
Santa CruzLive Oak Elementary1916 Capitola Rd.Thursday2nd and 4th6:30 PM7:30 PMSpanish
Santa CruzNeary Lagoon81 Chestnut St.Friday1st and 3rd3:00 PM4:00 PMBilingual Spanish/English
FreedomPacific Terrace131 Landis Ave.Thursday3rd1:00 PM (45 min)1:45 PMN/A
WatsonvilleParkhurst Terrace100 Parkhurst Cir.Wednesday1st and 3rd12:00 PM (45 min)12:45 PMN/A
WatsonvilleSan Andreas Housing295 San Andreas Rd.Wednesday2nd and 3rd5:00 PM6:00 PMSpanish
Santa CruzSan Lorenzo134 Dakota Ave.Friday1st and 3rd10:00 AM11:00 AMN/A
SoquelSDA Soquel Bilingual Church2501 Porter St.Friday2nd and 4th5:00 PM6:00 PMBilingual Spanish/English
AptosSea Cliff Highlands151 Canterbury Dr.Tuesday1st and 3rd5:00 PM6:00 PMN/A
WatsonvilleStarlight Elementary225 Hammer Dr.Thursday1st and 3rd4:00 PM5:00 PMBilingual Spanish/English
FreedomSunny Meadows220 Ross Ave.Friday2nd11:00 AM12:00 PMN/A
WatsonvilleVillas Del Paraiso340 Paraiso Dr.Thursday4th4:30 PM5:30 PMN/A
FreedomVista Verde Apts.45 Stewart Ave.Thursday2nd and 4th6:00 PM7:00 PMSpanish
WatsonvilleWatsonville Senior Center114 E. Fifth St.Thursday4th10:00 AM11:00 AMN/A