Yolo Food Hub Network – Esparto Facility Barn Warming and Community Celebration
Yolo Food Hub Network Facility
October 21, 2022
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
* Registration is required for planning purposes.
Join the Yolo Food Hub Network as we celebrate the acquisition of our new site in Esparto!
About this event
The Yolo Food Hub Network (YFHN) invites you to attend a Barn-Warming in the historic 22,000 sq ft Oakdale Barn, part of a five-acre property New Season Community Development Corporation recently purchased on behalf of YFHN in Esparto!
The property will serve as the facility anchor for the Yolo Food Hub Network. The building will provide storage space and other needed support infrastructure and will support regional farms and ranches to diversify their market opportunities across the region. The goal of the facility is to eventually provide distribution, storage, processing, and packing services. The Yolo Food Hub Network’s facility in Esparto will also increase consumer and buyer access to healthy and diverse local foods, improve farmer and market sales, and strengthen relationships between farmers, institutions, and local communities.
Attendees of the celebration will include Yolo Food Hub Network partners, community leaders, elected officials, and other collaborators who are passionate about local food systems. Come learn more about the Yolo Food Hub Network and celebrate with us Friday, October 21st from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM at 17720 Oakdale Ranch Road Esparto, CA 95627. The event will be co-sponsored by Slow Food Yolo, which will provide local food for attendees. Registration is required for planning purposes.
MORE INFORMATION YOLO FOOD HUB NETWORK
The Yolo Food Hub Network formed in 2021 with the goal to establish a new food hub facility in Yolo County that supports local and regional agriculture production, purchasing, and consumption. The Yolo Food Hub Network expects the facility to expand food production and distribution channels in Yolo County and in the Greater Sacramento Region, while at the same time improving healthy food access, stabilizing food markets, increasing employment and job training opportunities, and providing pandemic relief for farmers, particularly for BIPOC and historically underserved communities.
The Yolo Food Hub Network project team includes: New Season Community Development Corporation (NSCDC), Capay Valley Farm Shop (CVFS), Yolo Food Bank, Durst Organic Growers, Spork Food Hub, Esparto Train Station, Hatamiya Group, Kitchen Table Advisors, and Valley Vision as the project manager.
We encourage organizations and individuals who are passionate about the local and regional food system, to join us for this exciting event on Friday, October 21st from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SLOW FOOD YOLO
Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us. Since its beginnings, Slow Food has grown into a global movement involving millions of people in over 160 countries, working to ensure everyone has access to good, clean and fair food. Slow Food believes food is tied to many other aspects of life, including culture, politics, agriculture and the environment. Through our food choices we can collectively influence how food is cultivated, produced and distributed, and change the world as a result.
Slow Food Yolo is excited to collaborate in sponsoring the Barn Warming and re-launching our chapter once again. Our wish is that this facility will educate the next few generations on the importance of building local food systems.
Please contact Grace.Kaufman@ValleyVision.org with any questions about the Barn-Warming. If you’d like instructions on how to place orders from local farms, contact Spork Food Hub (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Capay Valley Farm Shop (email@example.com).