Farm to Fork is happy to cosponsor the Farmer and Food Service Professional Workshop!
January 24, 2:30 – 6 PM
UC Davis Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science
As local food becomes more a part of our daily routine, farmers and schools are looking for innovative ways to increase the amount of fresh seasonal produce in school lunches. The Yolo County Department of Agriculture will host an afternoon workshop exploring the use of distributors and aggregators in this process. Although some farmers sell directly to schools, many farmers and food service directors have learned that communication issues, invoicing, and the level of insurance necessary to sell to schools can be prohibitive. The use of a distributor/aggregator streamlines the process and helps move more fresh produce onto school lunch trays throughout the year. The event, held at the UC Davis Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, will include discussions from distributors, food service directors, and farmers from around the state, including Thaddeus Barsotti of Capay Organic Farm Fresh to You, Trini Campbell of Riverdog Farm, Steve Del Masso of Bay Cities Produce, and Jenn Gerard of Monterey Peninsula School District. The program will be followed by a reception with the hopes of networking and further collaboration.
For a full look at the event agenda, visit the Harvest Hub Yolo event page.
This is a free event.
Who: Food service directors, farmers of all sizes seeking new markets, and nonprofit groups involved in farm to school
When: January 24, 2014 2:30 – 6 PM
Where: UC Davis Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater
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