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Building Farm to School Bridges at Long Beach Foodways Summit

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Newsletter highlights California Farm to School projects, funding opportunities, community of practice and more

Click here to view the California Farm to School Network March newsletter. The California Farm to School Network includes farm to school practitioners and enthusiasts statewide. Visit the CDFA Farm to School Program webpage to subscribe to these monthly updates that include … Continue reading

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CDFA awards $11.67 million for urban agriculture projects across California

CDFA’s Office of Farm to Fork is announcing the Urban Agriculture Grant Program — awarding $11.67 million to 33 projects across California that enhance the viability of urban agriculture.  “Urban agriculture provides places for community gathering, skills-sharing, workforce development, agricultural … Continue reading

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Apply by April 4 for 2023-24 CA Farm to School Incubator Grant Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Farm to Fork (CDFA-F2F) is accepting applications for the 2023-24 California Farm to School Incubator Grant Program, until 5 p.m. PDT April 4, 2024. The program will award competitive grants to support … Continue reading

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CDFA participates in 44th annual EcoFarm Conference

CDFA staff was happy to participate and answer questions for farmers and ranchers at the 44th Annual EcoFarm Conference at Asilomar in Pacific Grove. Topics of interest included the CDFA State Organic Program, Organic Certification Cost Share Program, CDFA Organic Input Materials Program, … Continue reading

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CDFA awards $9 million to 103 projects in Healthy Refrigeration Grant Program

CDFA’s Office of Farm to Fork  is pleased to announce approximately $9 million in grants for 103 projects through the Healthy Refrigeration Grant Program. The grants will fund energy-efficient and climate-friendly refrigeration and freezer equipment for corner stores, small businesses, and … Continue reading

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Apply by Jan. 19 to be on Farm to Community Food Hubs Program Advisory Committee

CDFA’s Office of Farm to Fork is accepting applications through January 19, 2024, for those interested in serving on the inaugural Farm to Community Food Hubs Advisory Committee. The 10-member committee will advise CDFA’s secretary on education, outreach and technical … Continue reading

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California Farm to School Network newsletter highlights successes, opportunities, funding and more!

Click here to view the CA Farm to School Network Fall Newsletter. The California Farm to School Network includes farm to school practitioners and enthusiasts statewide. Visit the CDFA Farm to School Program webpage to subscribe to these monthly updates that include … Continue reading

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CDFA accepting public comment for California Farm to School Incubator Grant Program RFA

The California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Farm to Fork (CDFA-F2F) announces it is seeking public comment for the 2023-24 California Farm to School Incubator Grant Program’s draft request for applications (RFA). The RFA is open to public … Continue reading

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California Farm to School Conference celebrates champions building local, resilient food systems

More than 300 school food leaders, farmers and educators joined California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross and the Alice Waters Institute at the 2023 California Farm to School Conference October … Continue reading

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