Veggielution Community Farm believes that everyone deserves to eat healthy, affordable food. Every day, we put fresh fruits and vegetables straight from our farm onto the plates of low-income families. We do this because unhealthy food is making our community sick, and we have the power to create a better alternative.
We rely on the generous support from people like you to do our important community work.
Help us raise $10,000 by December 31
to keep our farm running!
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Veggielution is a 6 acre non-profit community farm dedicated to creating a more sustainable food system in San Jose. We empower people to change the way they think about food by getting their hands in the soil, connecting with the land, and tasting the fruits of their labor.
10:00a – 12:30p
12:30p - 1:30p
8:30a – 12:30p
Holiday Workday Cancellations - Veggielution will not be open:
Dec. 24th - Jan. 4th
647 S King Rd
San Jose, CA 95116
Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education - December 7th, 9-3pm. $10 donation suggested, but no one is turned back for lack of funds.
Yoga on the Farm - Every 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00am - 9:45am. Suggested $10 donation.
Art in the Garden - Every 1st Saturday of the month from 1:30p to 3:30p. Free class with supplies included.
Find the Farm
Veggielution Community Farm is located in Emma Prusch Park at:
647 South King Road
San Jose, CA 95116
CAUTION! GPS may lead you to the wrong place!
-Exit King Road. Turn Right onto King Road.
-At the first stoplight, turn Right into the park at Lido Way.
- Once you enter the park, go down the long driveway to the main parking lot. Follow Veggielution signs, and drive parallel to the freeway. Park in the narrow lot at the far end of the lot. Head up to the red farm stand, sign in, and fill out a liability waiver. Welcome to Veggielution!
From 101S or 101N:
-Exit Story Road East.
-At the second stoplight, turn Left onto King Rd.
-At the first stoplight, turn Left into the park at Lido Way.
-Once you enter the park, go down the long driveway to the main parking lot. Follow Veggielution signs, and drive parallel to the freeway. Park in the narrow lot at the far end of the lot. Head up to the red farm stand, sign in, and fill out a liability waiver. Welcome to Veggielution!
*We are not the gardens in the front of the park, we are the farm at the far end of the park*
Recent Blog Posts
How can we begin to explain all the ways the farm we have created together affects the lives of people in our community? As an example, you can listen to the personal testimonial of Nikki Nisby. For Nikki and the many other low cost Farm Box participants, our farm is a life-line to healthy and affordable vegetables.
My name is Nikki Nisby, and I am one of the participants of Veggielution’s low-cost Farm Box program. Last year I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I decided to go the route of alternative treatments that I didn’t know were available. In a majority of the treatments I researched, it was necessary to change my eating habits. The specific treatment I decided to use required me to be a vegetarian and not eat sugars, sweets, and junk foods. Being able to get my veggies from Veggielution at an affordable price was a God send. My insurance doesn’t cover my treatments and supplements so I have to pay out of pocket. I was grateful to have one less thing to worry about.
If you haven’t met Ishmael Gallegos yet, you probably haven’t stopped by the Veggielution kitchen on a Saturday workday. Once a chef who worked in restaurants throughout California, Ishmael can now be found at the farm every weekend, helping to prepare meals for the Saturday potlucks.
Ishmael’s appreciation for cooking started as a child. His mother taught him to cook while he was only 7, chopping and preparing the ingredients, while Ishmael would mix, stir and cook. As the oldest of 6 kids, he would often end up cooking for his brothers and sisters as well. At the age of 17, Ishmael entered the restaurant industry and began working in kitchens to make a living.
Meet Pamela Venzie: Veggielution's Artist in Residence.
Pamela has volunteer at the farm for over 2 1/2 years now. She is a Workday Leader, helping to facilitate our Friday morning harvests, and is a very active member of our Outreach Committee. Most recently she helped to coordinate our involvement in the San Jose Museum of Art's Around the Table exhibit, which opened Friday, November 8th. Pamela sits on the board of the Hillview Neighborhood Association, and is also on the board of the Prusch Farm Park Foundation.
Just behind the school garden at San Jose’s McKinley Elementary is no longer a barren white wall, but instead an inspiring canvas of imaginative color. The artist behind this transformation is San Jose native, Mike Borja. As Borja’s first large scale mural, he admits that this project has been “a big chapter of my life”.
Even if it's been a week or two since we've seen Emily around the farm, we know that when June Magnaldi is around our favorite goose will come running. Emily literally follows our resident goose-whisperer around where ever she goes.
June has been helping at Veggielution once or twice weekly since June of 2011, taking the 1 1/2 hour bus ride from Santa Cruz to get here. She's been a Workday Leader for most of that time, and takes the responsibility of educating her volunteers very seriously.
Reflecting back on our first year on six acres, our team of Veggielutionaries really have done an incredible job. This year to date we have grown over 53,000 lbs of food, filling 75 Farm boxes for 23 weeks, attending two farmer's markets during the summer and donating thousands of pounds of produce to volunteers and our soup kitchens to boot. With all of our new infrastructure in place, there ain't nothing stopping us now and we're looking forward to an even better 2014 season.