In Oakland, school produce stands are becoming a weekly fixture

Produce for sale at Hoover Elementary on Tuesday. Tribune photo by D. Ross Cameron/StaffWest Oakland may not have a full-service grocery store (that’s another story), but it does have another produce stand. Here are some photos we took on Tuesday at Hoover Elementary School’s new weekly market.

The Oakland school district and the East Bay Asian Youth Center opened two more stands this week — at Hoover in West Oakland and Global Family and Learning Without Limits in East Oakland — bringing the total to 12. They plan to expand the number to 25 by September. Glenview Elementary has one too, run by parent and community volunteers.

These mini farmer’s markets are open to the public, as well. Here’s the schedule:

Produce stand at Hoover Elementary. Tribune photo by D. Ross Cameron/Staff

Franklin Elementary School
Tuesdays – 1:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Garfield Elementary School
Tuesdays – 2:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Bridges Academy
Tuesdays – 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

New Highland Academy & Rise
Tuesdays – 2:15 – 6:00 p.m.

Hoover Elementary School
Tuesdays 2:15 – 6:00 p.m.

Parker Elementary School
Tuesdays – 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Manzanita Community School & Manzanita Seed
Wednesdays – 2:15 – 6:00 p.m.

Global Family & Learning Without Limits
Wednesdays – 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Melrose Leadership Academy
Wednesdays – 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Community United & Futures School
Wednesdays – 12:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Esperanza & Fred Korematsu Discovery Academy
Wednesdays – 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

East Oakland Pride
Wednesdays 12:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Produce stand at Hoover. Tribune photo by D. Ross Cameron/Staff

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.

  • Katy Murphy

    While we’re on the subject of healthy food… I wrote about the Oakland School Food Alliance last year. If you’d like to get involved, the alliance is holding a meeting Thursday, Oct. 28 in the Chabot Elementary School library.

    Here’s a copy of the invitation:

    The Oakland School Food Alliance will be hosting a community gathering to initiate next steps in the organization’s efforts to support OUSD school food reform. The meeting will be held Thursday, October 28th, 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Chabot Elementary School library at 6686 Chabot Road. The agenda is an overview of the past 2 years of work followed by the newly developed strategic plan and a call to participate on work committees.

    The Oakland School Food Alliance unites families and community partners for school food reform in the Oakland Unified School District. The Food Alliance is a city wide organization of students, families, OUSD staff, educators, health professionals, local government and community organizations.

    Through advocacy and support, the Food Alliance works for the highest standards of nutrition and a sustainable system that cultivates lifelong healthy choices for Oakland students.

    When: Thursday, October 28th
    Where: Chabot Elementary School, Library at 6686 Chabot Road
    Time: 7:00 to 8:30 pm