Our Programs

Program Impact Statement:

4Roots is dedicated to unearthing the power of food to build healthy communities. By engaging the community to think more deeply about where and how food is grown, and why it matters, 4Roots aims to restore and maintain the delicate balance between people and planet.

Program Details:

4Roots will invite the community to gather and collaborate on the creation of a strong local food system – developing programs that improve access to nutritious food, educate children and families about urban agriculture, explore the connections between diet and disease, offer hands-on learning experiences for aspiring growers, and much more.

Fresh by 4 Roots

Fresh by 4 Roots sells local, seasonal, and responsibly grown produce, meats, dairy products, eggs, and other pantry essentials – thus strengthening the connections between local farmers and consumers.

Meet the Need

Meet the Need sources fresh produce for distribution to various donation outlets, including churches, schools, and neighborhood centers. This program expands access to healthy food and helps to alleviate food waste.

K-12 Education

4Roots works with educational partners to develop and deliver hands-on learning experiences that inspire K-12 students to explore food and farming, and to consider careers in related industries.

Culinary Health Institute (CHI)

The Culinary Health Institute at the 4Roots Farm Campus will develop and implement programming related to the use of food as medicine. It will focus on improving health and wellness through nutrition research, education, and clinical application.

Reverse Demand Model

Reverse Demand Model strengthens our local food economy by encouraging food service partners to commit their buying power for produce to local farms.

O-Town Compost

O-Town Compost seeks to become a key component of Orange County’s waste diversion infrastructure to help the City of Orlando meet its zero waste goal and extend the life of Orange County’s landfill.