The Food Policy Council held a roundtable with a group of panelists to inform the public ways to combat public policies that discriminate people of color and the working class through food inequalities.
The Mack Road Farmers market is at 6100 Mack Road Sacramento, CA 95823 every Friday from 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM but only for two more weeks! Check them out in the video below and take a look at their facebook site here.
The land around the community, whether it’s used or not, will have an impact on the community itself. Vacant lots have been a recent topic of discussion for communities leaders in Sacramento. Is it better for the city to sell the publicly own vacant lots to investors or to leave it for the community to decide it’s fate?
Access Sacramento’s Will James and Jim Dimino narrate highlights of Game of the Week’s Season 19 opener: the Folsom Bulldogs hosting the Jesuit Marauders:
Access Sacramento has girls volleyball next with St. Francis at El Camino, and football coverage resumes Sept. 15 with Vista del Lago at Cordova.
Why should you care about empty parking lots or large grass field? They could be a hotspot for crime since there are no security there. Instead of being vacant it could be repurpose to a housing area or buiness infrastructure.
The Food Literacy Center and Oak Park Sol Community Garden are working together to provide knowledge on the importance and skills of cooking and locally grown food.
To many Americans, a spiritual place is an important part of the community whether they are religious or not. It gives people a place to go to when having a hard time, or unite the community to celebrates their differents. The 70th Annual Japanse Bazaar is in the Buddist Church of Sacramento is one such place where people gather and support their community.
Oak Park’s farmers market is celebrating its 7th year and still running strong! On August 20th from 10 AM to 1 PM, they are hosting a Oak Park Skills Fair. It’s a great opportunity for community members to come show others their ability with food.
There is three competitions for anyone to participate in. At the Homegrown Produce event you can enter your own self-grown vegetable or fruit. The categories for this event are Largest Home Grown Veggie or Fruit, Ugliest Home Grown Veggie or Fruit, Smallest & Largest Egg, and Play with your food – Food Art. The other two events that community food growers may participate in are the photography challenge in which you take a picture of your garden and show it off and a cooking/baking event where you may enter either an appetizer, entree, dessert, jam, or non-alcoholic drink. Of course, all ingredients for your dish must be grown by you or bought from the Oak Park Farmers Market. There will also be a scavenger hunt for the kids where they may earn a fruit or veggie gift bag.
The reason for the fair and for the competition is a simple one; it’s to bring more attention to the need and the greatness that comes in locally grown, home-made food. The Oak Park Farmers Market has been around for a while now and continues to strive for community awareness and unity with food. Every week they’ve got live music, yoga classes, and local chef demonstrations. All of these efforts certainly do not go unnoticed as the community has worked hard over the past few years to make their goals a reality.
“NeighborWorks Sacramento met with Oak Park residents who wanted to achieve the dream of establishing a Farmers Market in Oak Park,” says Sharon Eghigian from NeighborWorks.
“NeighborWorks Sacramento worked closely with resident leaders, including Joany Titherington, a long-time leader and Oak Park Neighborhood Association Board member, to develop a plan for the Market. Several months later, after much hard work, NeighborWorks Sacramento launched the Oak Park Farmers Market in May 2010 with Joany Titherington as the Farmers Market Manager.” So if you’re a fan of locally grown food, or if you just want to have a good time with your community members and bond over the food and the love that it brings to your families, check out Oak Park Farmers Market at 3500 5th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95817, or attend the Skills Fair on August 20th starting at 10 AM. You can also visit their website here.
Oak Park Community Garden, located at 3733 Broadway brought locals out for an evening of fun to plant fall veggie seeds, share some food, and enjoy each others company.