Jan 062014

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 1, 2014 — The Yolo Farm to Fork (YF2F) organization plans to award $10,000 in grants to Yolo County elementary schools that participate in its “Taste Our Garden” initiative. To encourage kids to eat fresh produce, YF2F wants more schools to involve students in creating edible gardens. With sponsorship from […]

Sep 022013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 28, 2013 — Festivities around the opening of the Japan-based Nippon Shokken food seasonings plant in Southport weren’t the only thing in West Sacramento business news this month. According to various media reports: —  Petco opened one of two new Sacramento-area stores on Aug. 19 near Ikea in West Sacramento. […]

May 122013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 8, 2013 — Submitted by the County of Yolo A new website aims to let local farmers publicize what they have for sale — and allow consumers, school districts and restaurants to connect and buy fresh and direct. It’s called “Harvest Hub Yolo,” and you can find it at www.harvesthubyolo.org. […]

Jun 052012

NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 30, 2012 — By John Young, Yolo Co. Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights & Measures Farm-to-School programs combine public health and agricultural marketing objectives with the potential to change the way young people eat, think about food and improve their health through development of life-long healthy eating habits. Farm-to-School Yolo is […]