For more than thirty years, Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op has continued its tradition of consumer advocacy, education, community outreach and support in the greater Sacramento area. Through programs, projects and activities developed by dedicated staff and Co-op owners, the Co-op serves the greater Sacramento community by providing services to consumers in our store (such as food tasting fairs, product demos and consumer literature), offering classes, seminars and special events at our Co-op Community Learning Center, participating in community events, and making donations to local non-profit organizations.
Soil Born Farms—2013 Autumn Equinox Celebration
September 22, 2012
Five Hundred guests enjoyed a spectacular evening at the Soil Born Farms 10th Annual Fundraiser. Highlights included samples of seasonal organic food prepared by local prominent chefs; fine wine, beer and cider; live music, beautiful scenery and an exciting raffle. The Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op was a title sponsor and hosted a Co-op tasting area with organic apples, local wines, artisan cheese, deli salads and organic chicken tacos. All of the proceeds go toward the Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture & Education Project.
Soil Born Farms—A Day on the Farm
May 20, 2012
Thank you for your generous support of A Day on the Farm! We welcomed over 2,200 people to the American River Ranch to learn, eat, play and celebrate. It was a great day. The event is a labor of love with many wonderful people and organizations collaborating to make it happen. It was exciting to see people of all ages enjoying the farm.
Proceeds from this event will be used to develop our outdoor kitchen. The kitchen will support our efforts to teach basic cooking skills and inspire youth and adults to prepare simple, nutritious and delicious meals at home using farm fresh produce.
We hope you will stay involved with Soil Born Farms. We rely on your generous donations of time and money to help us grow organic food, feed families, educate youth and adults, inspire healthy living and create a regional center for food, health and the environment. Together we can make a difference and improve the quality of life in our community. Stop by this summer, our farm stand is open every +Saturday from 8am -1pm !
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Co-op helps introduce kids to farm fresh foods
Soil Born Farms Adopt-a-School Program Co-op adopts
The Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture & Education Project provides an experiential, hands-on Youth Education Program that includes discovery field trips for schools from pre-school to grade 12. Kids meet the farmers, the farm animals and explore the natural wonders of the farm. Trips are led by credentialed and certified educators who help guide students toward a deeper understanding of the local food system.
To learn more about Soil Born Farms and to get involved with this program, visit www.soilborn.org.
Kids at Capitol Heights Academy eat fresh!
Capitol Heights Academy is a public charter elementary school in Oak Park. When the school received a Fresh Fruits and Vegetables grant from the USDA, Principal Nate Monley contacted the Co-op about distributing fresh produce to the school’s 300 students, as funded by the grant. The Co-op connected the school with Veritable Vegetable, an organic produce distributor in San Francisco, to purchase California grown organic produce for student snacks.