Nutrition & Physical Activity Community Resources
The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Health Programs Office offers a variety of health services for PUSD families, ranging from immunizations to asthma education.
Buy fresh, local produce and farm products directly from the farmers who grow them! All markets are cash only and accept electronic benefit transfer (EBT). Click on the hyperlinks below for more information and for directions.
Pasadena Certified Farmers' Market
Saturdays (8:30 am to 12:30 pm) - Victory Park (Sierra Madre Blvd at Paloma St)
Tuesdays (8:30 am to 12:30 pm) - Villa Parke (E. Villa St at Garfield Ave)
Wednesdays (3:30 to 7:30 pm) - Playhouse District (500 block of Union St, 2 blocks east of Los Robles Ave)
Altadena Certified Farmers' Market
Wednesdays (3:00 to 7:00 pm) - Loma Alta Park (600 W. Palm St)
Through the Market Match Program, individuals receiving CalFresh (EBT), WIC, or Social Security (SSI) get an extra $10 to spend on produce at the market.
Muir Ranch at John Muir High School
Muir Ranch is a 2-acre learning farm and educational program at John Muir High School. Students grow fresh vegetables and flowers and sell them through a produce subscription program called, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), and cook the vegetables in the Muir Ranch Food Lab.
Every week, CSA subscribers receive a bag or box of fresh produce grown at Muir Ranch and other regional sustainable farms. Proceeds from the CSA are used to fund paid internships for students at the farm year-round. Subscriptions are 50% tax deductible.
For Community and School Garden Educators:
Every third Saturday of the month, from 9 am to 1 pm, Muir Ranch donates organic seeds and seedlings as part of its mission to spread urban gardening culture. Get there early because these events are becoming popular! Parking and entrance are on the southweat part of John Muir's campus, off of Canada Street.
Having a garden is one strategy for improving access to fresh produce and physical activity opportunities, but many Los Angeles County residents live in apartments or homes with no space for a garden. Community gardens provide that much-needed space by repurposing vacant land. Community gardens rent out plots of land for gardening to the public. Membership fees and plot sizes vary.
Community Garden (corner of N.
Oakland Avenue and E. Maple Street, Pasadena)
Contact: Terry Allen
Pasadena Community Gardens
Pasadena Avenue, Pasadena (between West
California and Bellafontaine)
Altadena Community Garden
Lincoln Avenue, Altadena (southwest
corner of Loma Alta Park)
garden plots, classes and workshops throughout the year
Search for local farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area by visiting http://www.localharvest.org.