Delaware Urban Farm and Food Coalition

The Delaware Urban Farm and Food Coalition (DEUFFC) is located in New Castle County.  DEUFFC is a committed partnership of citizen advocates; state, county, local agencies; nonprofits; farmers; health care organizations; business and industry that helps grow fresh fruits and vegetables in and near Wilmington, Newark, and other urban neighborhoods.  The coalition seeks to:

-expand the growing of fruits and vegetables in and near urban areas of northern Delaware;

-improve access to healthy foods for those who currently don’t have wide access;

-provide information regarding healthy eating.

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Visit UD’s Institute for Public Administration (IPA)  to learn more about food access.

Catch us during Delaware Agriculture Week

Exhibit Hall Board Room (Remote by Satellite)
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6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.
Growing Delaware’s Agriculture in Urban Communities

The Delaware Urban Farm and Food Coalition (DEUFFC) is committed to expanding the production, distribution, and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables in the greater Wilmington area – as means to improve public health, as well as to increase job opportunities and beautify blighted neighborhoods. Attend this session to hear from DEUFFC members and partners – government agencies, nonprofits, academia, farmers – who are building agricultural capacity, increasing positive social impact, and facilitating economic growth for urban and rural residents alike.

Arsht Hall, Room 117, University of Delaware Wilmington Campus, 2600-2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington, Del., 19806. Remote broadcast at the satellite location, Exhibit Hall Board Room, Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, Del.

Preregistration is encouraged but not necessary. To register, contact Carrie Murphy, Extension Educator, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension cjmurphy@udel.edu or (302) 831-COOP. Please indicate which location you will be attending and provide contact information.  Inclement weather information can be obtained by calling (302) 388-8352ext. 109 or by visiting the website.

Interested in learning more about the DEUFFC contact Carrie Murphy, Extension Educator, cjmurphy@udel.edu 302-831-2506 or Tara Tracy, Urban Agriculture Manager, DE Center for Horticulture and Co-Chair, DEUFFC, ttracy@thedch.org 302-658-6262 ext. 109.