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Help Bring Farm Fresh Produce to Families in East End Houston

East End Houston’s Finca Tres Robles is earmarking a percentage of their produce this upcoming Fall to go to up to ten (10) families at Ninfa Laurenzo Early Childhood Center and they are looking for Community Sponsors to provide these shares free of charge. Finca Tres Robles was founded and built with the purpose of being a positive resource for our community. They are fully committed to ensuring that their produce remains here in the neighborhood and are continuing to work to find ways to better serve our neighbors.

Located less than 1/2 a mile from the farm, Ninfa Laurenzo Early Childhood Center offers a full day Pre-Kindergarten program to children in the area and last year sent students by for a field trip to Finca Tres Robles. Having also taken the initiative to start a garden at the school, the community farm also decided to help expand on the great work that the school has been doing to improve the health opportunities available to the children and families they serve. With just a relatively small contribution, you can have an impact on deserving East End families.

Through the Houston Food Bank, these parents will also be able to attend free healthy cooking and nutrition classes on the farm throughout the season to help parents navigate ways to use the seasonal produce, some of which may be unfamiliar to them. Finca Tres Robles hopes that through this partnership they can help the youngest in our community form healthy habits that will positively impact their lives for many years to come.

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Program Details

  • 12 Week Program – $204 for the season ($17 per week)
  • Each Friday the farm will deliver a bag of freshly harvested produce to Ninfa Laurenzo for parents to pick up with their little ones.
  • The Houston Food Bank will facilitate a free class on the farm each month to teach ways to cook, prepare, and integrate the seasonal produce into their regular diets.

What will Finca Tres Robles be growing this Fall?

Asian Greens, Beets, Basil, Bok Choi, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cilantro, Collard Greens, Celery, Dill, Escarole, Green Onions, Kale, Lettuce, Mustards, Parsley, Radishes, Radicchio, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Turnips

Please contact them if you have any questions and thank you for supporting our community and neighbors.

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East End Improvement Corporation (EEIC) and Wells Fargo unveiled the first of seven BCycle “Art Stations” as part of a community program to connect residents and visitors to public art and businesses in East End Houston. The unveiling ceremony included the donation of 36 bicycles and helmets to East End students in coordination with local non-profit Wellness On Wheels (WOW). 
longest-serving urban farms, Finca Tres Robles, is getting ready for some big changes in the year ahead. Umbrella organization Small Places is transitioning to a 501(c)(3) to help revamp the farm and increase its impact in serving the East End community. In the months ahead, Finca Tres Robles will be celebrating 7.5 years of work in the East End as it pauses field operations at the end of 2021 to prepare for its next chapter.

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