BriarPatch is working with local schools and Sierra Harvest on an ongoing program called Apples For Gardens that raises money for school gardens.

We donate 10 cents for every pound of apples sold. At the end of each month we funnel that money directly to a local school to help cover the costs of school educators and garden infrastructure.

Even during COVID-19 and Distance Learning, school gardens need upkeep and maintenance. With customer support of this program, we keep gardens thriving so they can be ready when children can safely return to school.

Look for signage in the Produce Department and other areas of the store and updates via our website, eNews and social media platforms. Read the Press Release!

Here’s a line up of the schools we are supporting*:

April 2021 – Union Hill School
May 2021 – Yuba River Charter School
June 2021 – Nevada City School of the Arts

*Subject to change

For more details or to inquire about participation, please contact Jason Patton, Community Engagement Coordinator, at or (530) 272-CO-OP (2667) X145