Homeschooling and homesteading husband and wife Duo, Ryan and Shauna Royten, relocated their family from Los Angeles, CA to California City, CA in search of a better life. To their surprise California city was a food desert which lacked even a grocery store. They spent the next three years traveling 1.5 hours each way multiple times a week to get organic produce for their growing family. Instead of complaining about what their new city did not have, Ryan and Shauna decided to create the change they wanted to see and this is how REACH was born.
In 2019, Royten's Enrichment Academy Community Hope created a community garden using regenerative and organic practices; giving the California City community access to fresh and local produce free of charge. With the onset of a worldwide pandemic, REACH found it even more important to bring food security to their community and worked feverishly in pursuit of a weekly year round farmer's market.
After overcoming many obstacles, in 2021, the Cal City Farmer's Market was formed; bringing together local farmers, artisans and crafters every Saturday to serve California City and neighboring communities.
The Cal City Farmers Market and REACH Community Garden have become a staple in California City providing residents with a sense of pride in community as well as access to fresh, all natural and local produce.
Through research, resources and education, REACH has made a monumental impact on their community and have begun helping other underrepresented communities to do the same.
Join R.E.A.C.H in becoming a staple in California City, providing residents with a sense of pride in the community as well as access to fresh, all natural and local produce.
R.E.A.C.H. is a California based 501(c)(3) dedicated to improving health and wellness in underrepresented communities by providing resources, education and research. R.E.A.C.H. believes in the future of self sustainability and localism through regenerative organic community gardening and farmers markets.
Two thirds of California City, CA children live in poverty and have no access to fresh and healthy foods. These children are enrolled in the National School Lunch Program and receive breakfast and lunch each weekday. But what do they eat on the weekends? Hunger leads to health problems, stunted growth, lack of concentration, poor school performance, and a host of emotional issues.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.