Women, Infants and Children (WIC) at DeLaney Community Farm
WIC’s mission 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 (TCHD) have partnered for more than 10 years, allowing WIC clients to participate at DeLaney.
Please note: Due to extremely wet weather, the WIC at DeLaney Work Days will not start until Wednesday, June 24th at 8:45am. Please call Erika at 720.503.6779 for more information.
WIC at DeLaney: WIC participants can provide one hour of work each Wednesday at DeLaney in exchange for a standard share of freshly harvested produce.
WIC Orientation: All WIC clients are encouraged to attend this event! Learn about DeLaney & Tri-County Health Department’s partnership including the work exchange program at DeLaney. Bring the entire family! Free.
2015 Orientation Date: Saturday, June 6th, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Are you a WIC client who is interested in participating in this program? Here’s how it works:
Arrive at DeLaney Community Farm for sign-in at 8:45am, Wednesdays, June 24th – October 7th. The program is available to the first 15 WIC recipients to arrive at DeLaney. We will begin promptly at 9:00am. We will begin the day with a brief, educational talk and demonstration, followed by one hour of work together on the farm. Tasks will include planting, weeding, harvesting, working with compost and more. After working for one hour, you will take home a freshly harvested share of organically grown produce and a recipe.
The program is free to all WIC participants & children are welcome. Pack a picnic and use our outdoor sitting area!
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.
Q: When can I come to the farm?
A: In 2014, the WIC program takes place at 8:45am, Wednesdays, June 10th – October 7th. The program is available to the first 15 WIC recipients to arrive to DeLaney.
Q: Do I need to call before I come?
A: Nope! Just arrive at the farm on during the times listed above.
Businesses, organizations, and individuals may support WIC through share purchases, which are $650 for the season. Contact Erika for more information.