San Diego Region

San Diego






San Diego Region:

San Diego & Orange County

Regional Lead:

Nora Stewart, Food Systems Manager, CHIP’s Farm to Institution Center,

The Farm to Institution Center is a division of Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP). Established in 1995, CHIP has been a leader in innovative, collaborative solutions to address critical community health issues in the San Diego region. The Farm to Institution Center has a two-fold mission:

1) To improve community health by improving access and consumption of healthy foods.

2) To support farmers in creation of a vibrant, diverse, and growing local agricultural scene.

The Center works to create this healthy and sustainable local food system, focusing primarily on the connection between local farm and institution as a pathway of good food into the community.

Farm to School Resources

State of Farm to School in San Diego – a report on a survey of Farm to School growers and buyers in the region, and an excellent model for other regions to follow

CHIP’s 2017 Grower Engagement Research Brief & San Diego County Crop Availability Chart

Overview of the San Diego County Farm to School Taskforce

2-page Farm to School Profiles for all 42 San Diego County School Districts

Regional Farm to School Updates

CHIP’s Farm to Institution Center

How to Get Involved

Visit the SD Farm to School Taskforce website to sign up for the newsletter and contact list for the Taskforce. Also, contact Nora Stewart at or (858) 609-7978

Stay up to date on CHIP’s recent activities and upcoming events by visiting the CHIP Farm to Institution Website at

To connect with San Diego Farm to School Efforts:

Local Food Initiatives in the region

North San Diego Food Policy Council

Orange County Food Access Coalition

San Diego Food System Alliance