WIC at DeLaney Community Farm
The Mission of WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) is to improve the nutrition and health status of low-income women, infants, and preschool children by providing nutritious foods, nutrition and health education. DeLaney and Tri-County Health Department have partnered for nearly 10 years, allowing WIC clients to participate at DeLaney. During the growing season, WIC participants can provide one hour of work each week at DeLaney in exchange for a half share of freshly harvested produce.
Are you a WIC client who is interested in participating in this program? Here's how it works:
- Arrive at DeLaney Community Farm on Tuesdays and Saturdays through October 1st (excluding September 3rd) any time between 9:00am until 11:00am.
- Ask for a DeLaney staff member or intern, and they will help you get started with a farm task, such as weeding or harvesting.
- After working at your task for one hour, you can take home a freshly harvested share of organic produce!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Can I bring children to the farm?
A: Yes! DeLaney is a family-friendly farm, and children are welcome.
Q: How much does it cost to participate?
A: Participation in DeLaney's WIC program is free for WIC clients, thanks to the generous support of Tri-County Health and other Denver Urban Gardens supporters.
Q: How do I get to the farm?
A: DeLaney is located at 170 S Chambers Road in Aurora. Click here for directions.
Q: When can I come to the farm?
A: In 2011, the WIC program takes place on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9:00am until 12:00pm, from June 7th until October 1st (excluding September 3rd, when the farm is closed). In order to participate, you must arrive at the farm by 11:00am.
Q: Do I need to call before I come?
A: Nope! Just arrive at the farm on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9:00am until 12:00pm, from June 7th until October 1st (excluding September 3rd, when the farm is closed). In order to participate, you must arrive at the farm by 11:00am.
DeLaney staff provides demonstrations at WIC's prenatal and breast-feeding clinics. Various dishes are offered for clients to taste, primarily using fresh, seasonal vegetables from the farm in simple, family-friendly dishes. Clients are given the recipes, highlighting the nutritional information of the vegetables used. The goals of the outreach include increasing awareness of seasonal harvest, the nutritional value of vegetables, and the availability of the CPS program at DeLaney.