|Supporting Sustainable Agriculture|
The Co-op has initiated a host of programs to support and advance sustainable agriculture in our community.
Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture & Education Project
The mission of this project is to create an urban agriculture project that strengthens and supports local food systems by educating youth and adults about food, nutrition, sustainable living and ecological farming; building relationships between farmers, consumers and educators; and contributing to food security in our community.
For more information about this project, call (916) 363-9685. You can also visit Soil Born Farms' American River Ranch at 2140 Chase Drive in Rancho Cordova; or the Farm on Hurley Way at 3000 Hurley Way in Sacramento.
Farm to Table Demo Program
The Co-op periodically invites a local farmer to share a recipe featuring their fresh seasonal produce. This program gives the community members the opportunity to sample tasty dishes and to meet the people who grow our food.
The Co-op offers financial support to farmers who plant and grown heirloom crops. This project grew out of our desire to offer hard-to-find, unique and flavorful foods. By continuing to plant and preserve non-hybrid varieties of vegetables and fruits, these growers protect the genetic diversity of our local food system. Because heirlooms reproduce through natural or open pollination, control of seeds is kept in the hands of the farmer.