Want more organic, fresh food for your family?

CalFresh is a food benefit program that gives you reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.  The average CalFresh allotment per household in California is $304 each month.  This helps to supplement your food budget so your resources can be spent on other items.

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There are 17,000 Nevada County residents who are eligible to receive Calfresh and need assistance to consistently feed themselves and their families.  Sierra Harvest can help!  

Contact us for:

-Assistance applying for your CalFresh benefit – 

-Scholarships for low-income residents to participate in our Sierra Gardens Program

-Tips for how to shop for nutritious food on a budget

-Double your dollar when you pick your own organic veggies at our Food Love Farm

-Using your Calfresh Market Money Benefits at Western Nevada County farmers markets. Spend 10 EBT dollars on tokens and get 10 tokens free at every market. Over and over, all season long, from June 1st to November 23, 2021. Redeemable at Nevada City Farmer’s Market, The Market at Grass Valley, Pine Creek Shopping Center, and McKnight Crossing. 

-Buying plant starts and seeds for your garden

Nevada County residents can apply for CalFresh benefits by making an appointment at the Department of Social Services (DSS) at 950 Maidu Avenue in Nevada City or at Joseph’s Center at 10075 Levon, Suite 202 in Truckee.  You can also apply online at

For more information about CalFresh, call DSS at (530) 265-1340 or visit