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Nourishing the community through food.

The Orange Home Grown Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit established to cultivate community and reconnect people to a healthy sustainable food system.

About Us

Reconnecting people to a healthy and sustainable food system.

Orange Home Grown Foundation works to promote environmental and holistic health by providing creative environments and programs that foster education, awareness, and action. Our hope is to enrich our community while changing how people measure the value of food and the impacts it has on our lives and the environment.

Our Programs

Farmers & Artisans Market

Every Saturday 9 AM – 1 PM • Rain or Shine

303 West Palm Avenue

The Certified Orange Home Grown Farmers and Artisans Market (OHGFAM) is a food hub where the community comes to connect. The market sources small family farms from the Southern, Central, and Northern California regions that hold a California Certified Producer's Certificate (CPC). Food Artisans participating at the market sell items such as breads, cheeses, oils, and dips that are made using traditional methods. Activities at the market include: live music, dog sitting, kid’s club, cooking demos, yoga, educational classes, and more.

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Education Farm

Open Every Friday to Volunteers from 9 AM - 11 AM 

356 N. Lemon Street Orange, CA 92866

The Orange Home Grown Education Farm is a community urban farm space dedicated to providing hands-on regenerative farming, volunteer opportunities, and educational events for all ages. The Education Farm is a collaborative space open to anyone who wants to put their hands in the soil.

Seed Lending Libraries

The Orange Seed Lending Library is a free self-serve system located at the Main Orange Public Library, Taft Library, and El Modena Branch Library in the city of Orange, and every third Saturday of the month at the Farmers Market. Community members are invited to borrow seeds for their garden and return seeds to share with others in the community. Seed donations are accepted at the Main Orange Library and at the farmers market information booth.

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Youth Food Literacy Program

The Orange Home Grown Youth Food Literacy Program (YFLP) is a nine month course where Orange Unified School District (OUSD) high school students engage in the entire food production cycle, from seed to dinner table, and beyond. This course gives them the tools to make powerful choices related to food, their health, and their future. It offers opportunities for volunteering and potential job experiences after the program ends.

Annual Scholarships

Each year Orange Home Grown awards multiple scholarships to high school seniors or college level students whose studies align with the Orange Home Grown Foundation mission. Assisting youth with aligned interests and goals is both a win for those awarded and our community.

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Hart Park Orange Grove Maintenance

The City of Orange and the Orange Home Grown Foundation partner together to support the clean-up and maintenance of the Robert D. Hoyt Historic Grove, along with the harvesting of the fruit. Easily 10,000+ pounds of citrus are harvested each year by dedicated volunteers and donated to local organizations such as Abound Food Care, who help distribute the fruit to those in need throughout Orange and surrounding cities.

Our Impact

Through our program initiatives we’ve impacted the lives of our local schools, neighborhoods, and the greater community.

80,000 lbs

of Food Donated

Since 2009, Orange Home Grown has donated over 80,000 lbs of locally grown, seasonal produce to volunteers, schools, homeless shelters, restaurants, chefs, student groups, and neighbors.

10,000 lbs

of Citrus Harvested Annually

The Hart Park Grove Gleaning Program harvests about 10,000 lbs of citrus annually. This produce gets donated to Abound Food Care to support those in need while helping to reduce food waste.

$86,500

in Scholarships Awarded

Since 2013 the Orange Home Grown Foundation has awarded 47 scholarships valued at over $86,500 to high school and college level students.

Help enrich your community

Every donation is used to support the branches of the Orange Home Grown Foundation directly benefiting the Orange community and its surrounding cities.

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Volunteers are vital to our programs

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available with the Orange Home Grown Foundation.

 

We’d love to have you be a part of our mission.

Orange Home Grown Education Farm

Fridays - 9am to 11am

Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market 

Saturdays - 9am to 1pm

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Orange Home Grown Community Cookbook

As an extension of Orange Home Grown projects, this collection of seasonal recipes and information for creating an abundant kitchen garden was compiled to promote even more appreciation for the food we eat.

Upcoming Events

  • Yoga at the Farmer's Market
    Yoga at the Farmer's Market
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Mar 02
    Orange
    Mar 02, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Orange, 303 W Palm Ave, Orange, CA 92866, USA
    Mar 02, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Orange, 303 W Palm Ave, Orange, CA 92866, USA
    Sunspark Yoga visits the farmer's market the first Saturday of each month
  • Growing with IV Organics
    Growing with IV Organics
    Sat, Mar 09
    Orange
    Mar 09, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Orange, 356 N Lemon St, Orange, CA 92866, USA
    Mar 09, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Orange, 356 N Lemon St, Orange, CA 92866, USA
    Come learn from IV Organic's co-founder and author Charles Malki about planting, pruning, whitewashing and fertilizing.
  • Monthly Rotating Cooking Demo
    Monthly Rotating Cooking Demo
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Mar 09
    Orange
    Mar 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Orange, 303 W Palm Ave, Orange, CA 92866, USA
    Mar 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Orange, 303 W Palm Ave, Orange, CA 92866, USA
    Each month we highlight a different restaurant, chef, or home cook to share their seasonal inspirations with the community sourcing ingredients from the weekly farmer's market.
  • Tomato Talk with Jeff and Consuelo Haysom
    Tomato Talk with Jeff and Consuelo Haysom
    Sat, Mar 16
    Orange Home Grown Education Farm
    Mar 16, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Orange Home Grown Education Farm, 356 N Lemon St, Orange, CA 92866, USA
    Mar 16, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Orange Home Grown Education Farm, 356 N Lemon St, Orange, CA 92866, USA
    It's almost Spring and time to plant your tomatoes!
  • OHG Kid's Club
    OHG Kid's Club
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Mar 16
    Orange
    Mar 16, 2024, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Orange, 303 W Palm Ave, Orange, CA 92866, USA
    Mar 16, 2024, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Orange, 303 W Palm Ave, Orange, CA 92866, USA
    Kid friendly crafts and activities for the little ones at the farmer's market.
  • Spring Plant Sale with California Organic Gardening Club
    Spring Plant Sale with California Organic Gardening Club
    Sat, Mar 23
    Orange Home Grown Education Farm
    Mar 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Orange Home Grown Education Farm, 356 N Lemon St, Orange, CA 92866, USA
    Mar 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Orange Home Grown Education Farm, 356 N Lemon St, Orange, CA 92866, USA
  • Foraging Class
    Foraging Class
    Sat, Apr 06
    Orange
    Apr 06, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Orange, 356 N Lemon St, Orange, CA 92866, USA
    Apr 06, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Orange, 356 N Lemon St, Orange, CA 92866, USA
    Come listen to Professor Douglas Kent share his knowledge on local urban foraging
  • Earth Day Workshop: Native Beehouses with Art Ando
    Earth Day Workshop: Native Beehouses with Art Ando
    Sat, Apr 20
    Orange Home Grown Education Farm
    Apr 20, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Orange Home Grown Education Farm, 356 N Lemon St, Orange, CA 92866, USA
    Apr 20, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Orange Home Grown Education Farm, 356 N Lemon St, Orange, CA 92866, USA
  • OHG Farmers & Artisans Market 13th Anniversary and Scholarship Recipients and Volunteer Awards Ceremony
    OHG Farmers & Artisans Market 13th Anniversary and Scholarship Recipients and Volunteer Awards Ceremony
    Sat, May 11
    Orange
    May 11, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Orange, 303 W Palm Ave, Orange, CA 92866, USA
    May 11, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Orange, 303 W Palm Ave, Orange, CA 92866, USA
    Come out and celebrate with Orange Home Grown!
  • OHG Annual Kid's Craft Fair
    OHG Annual Kid's Craft Fair
    Sat, May 18
    Orange
    May 18, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Orange, 303 W Palm Ave, Orange, CA 92866, USA
    May 18, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Orange, 303 W Palm Ave, Orange, CA 92866, USA
    Calling all young entrepreneurs! We want to see your creativity!
  • Shine On, Harvest Moon - Farmers Market-to-Table Dinner
    Shine On, Harvest Moon - Farmers Market-to-Table Dinner
    Sat, Aug 17
    Chapman University
    Aug 17, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Chapman University, 1 University Dr, Orange, CA 92866, USA
    Aug 17, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Chapman University, 1 University Dr, Orange, CA 92866, USA
    The Annual Farmers Market-to-Table Dinner is a favorite local community event and fundraiser. This multicourse, al fresco meal features locally sourced, sustainably grown, and ethically harvested seasonal foods from local farmers and food artisans that participate in the weekly farmers market.
  • Tree Pruning Workshop
    Tree Pruning Workshop
    Sat, Nov 09
    Orange
    Nov 09, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Orange, 356 N Lemon St, Orange, CA 92866, USA
    Nov 09, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Orange, 356 N Lemon St, Orange, CA 92866, USA
    Come learn some pruning skills by local Master Gardner Chris Glos
  • Tool Cleaning Class
    Tool Cleaning Class
    Sat, Dec 07
    Orange
    Dec 07, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Orange, 356 N Lemon St, Orange, CA 92866, USA
    Dec 07, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Orange, 356 N Lemon St, Orange, CA 92866, USA
    Hands-On workshop
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