Basic Needs

Farm-to-FRESH


FRESH Hub Membership Registration Form 

Section 1

Farm-to-FRESH vouchers help supplement our pantry distributions with additional access to fruits and vegetables during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this program, our pantry visitors can get additional food support and receive monthly vouchers (or more for students with children) to use at the Tanaka Farms Drive-Through Produce Market Stand.

Please note that we are requiring applicants to first tap into our food & toiletry pantry distributions before requesting supplemental support via these vouchers. Visit our FRESH Pantry page for more information about our pantry distributions.

Section 2

Farm-to-FRESH

TO JOIN THIS PROGRAM: 

  1. Fill out the FRESH Hub Membership Registration Form. This form only needs to be submitted once per academic year. Once you have submitted the form, you are eligible to receive vouchers for Winter 2021 and Spring 2021. Please do not submit more than once and kindly wait for a confirmation email stating the status of your application. 

    2. Approved applicants will pick-up their vouchers on a monthly basis at FRESH Basic Needs Hub during our Wednesday and Thursday pantry distributions. You will receive your vouchers when you check-in for your pantry appointment. More details regarding the pick-up process is explained in the confirmation email. 

    3. Visit Tanaka Farms’ Drive-through produce market stand, shop seasonal/locally grown produce from your car window, and pay with your voucher. You must write your UCI Student ID at the top right corner of the voucher to pay. Please note that these vouchers are restricted to food purchases only.

Farm-To-Fresh Winter Dates

The produce market stand is open Monday through Sunday from 9am - 4pm. We encourage you to visit the farm Mondays to Thursdays for shorter wait times. 

Tanaka Farms is located 3 miles from campus at:
5380 3/4 University Dr., Irvine, CA 92612 

Important! Please plan ahead to make your visit smoother! Check out the list of available produce and prices below:

Tanaka Farms Price List


Questions about Farm-to-FRESH? Email fresh@uci.edu or text (949) 473-2806.

Additional Information

How do I use my vouchers?:

  1. Drive up to Tanaka Farms (5380 3/4 University Dr, Irvine, CA 92612) during their hours of operation. We encourage you to visit the Farm Monday through Thursday from 9am-4pm for shorter wait times.
  2. Follow the signs for the Drive-Thru Produce Market Stand.
  3. A Tanaka Farms staff member will be standing at the market stand and you will shop from your car window.
  4. At the end of the line, present your vouchers with your UCI student ID to pay. You will need to write your student ID # at the top right corner of the voucher to redeem them. 

Notes about Voucher Redemption:

  • Each voucher is worth $30. Please plan ahead and check their price list (link) so you know how much you can buy with $30 or $60, etc.  

  • If your total charge exceeds your voucher amount by $3, you will not be charged. If you total charge exceeds $4 and more, you will need to pay the difference. 
  • Additionally, if you are under the voucher amount, you will not receive any money back.