Welcome to Yolo Farm to Fork
Yolo Farm to Fork currently supports 30 edible school gardens, provides garden- and farm-based education to elementary students, and is dedicated to bringing locally grown farm-fresh food to school lunches and reducing waste through recycling and composting programs. Learn more.
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An easy way to support Yolo Farm to Fork's programs is to use a Nugget scrip card each time you make purchases at any Nugget Market and also at Cameron Park, Vallejo and Woodland Food 4 Less stores. The card is free - and up to 4% of your purchases will be donated to us. Read more.
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Yolo Farm to Fork supports edible school gardens, provides garden- and farm-based education to elementary students, brings locally grown farm-fresh food to school lunches, and reduces waste through recycling and composting programs. Our passions are preserving our agricultural heritage, cultivating a taste for fresh, healthful foods, and sharing the value of eating food straight out of the garden. See our short YouTube video at http://bit.ly/XXGtDz

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Birch Lane’s garden-to-table connection

Students at Birch Lane Elementary in Davis made a true garden-to-table connection this week. Fifteen 6th graders harvested and field washed 23 pounds of lettuce for the Birch Lane and Davis High School salad bars – enough for 6 days. (Due to the upcoming holiday...

YoloArts hosting 7th annual Art Farm Gala

7th annual Art Farm and Harvest Gala Friday, November 7, 5:30-8:00pm 709 Main Street Woodland (Former Daily Democrat print shop) Yolo Farm to Fork is a partner of Yolo Arts and participates each year in the Art & Ag Project, which cultivates a dialogue between...

Garden news from Dingle Elementary

Isn’t it great to know that kids benefit from edible school gardens every day? Here’s what’s happening at Dingle Elementary in Woodland. Fall is here…The Dingle garden has been harvested from summer, and replanted with fall and winter veggies....

Art Farm Harvest Gala, 11/7

Yolo Farm to Fork is a partner of Yolo Arts and participates each year in the Art & Ag Project, which cultivates a dialogue between artists, farmers, and the community to raise awareness of the importance of preserving farmlands and the visual arts in Yolo County....

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Students at Birch Lane Elementary in Davis made a true garden-to-table connection this week. Fifteen 6th graders harvested and field washed 23 pounds of lettuce for the Birch Lane and Davis High School salad bars - enough for 6 days. (Due to the upcoming holiday break, some of the produce went to Davis High School). The kids saw a rainbow of colors on their salad bar and agreed it was delicious. Sustainability is key - and the garden produce was purchased by DJUSD's Student Nutrition Services, sending funds back to the Birch Lane's garden. It's a win-win-win situation: The kids in the garden are excited and proud, the school lunch program benefits with delicious, garden-fresh food, and the funds from Student Nutrition Services go right back to support the garden.

Congrats to garden coordinator, Hope Sippola, for a job well done!

Background: Partnering with Yolo Farm to Fork and Davis Farm to School, Birch Lane Elementary launched their innovative program earlier this year to promote nutrition, farm education, and program sustainability. Birch Lane has a rich history of gardening and visiting farm animals going back 15 years. They have an expansive gardening space totaling over 2300 square feet, a small orchard with fruit trees, chickens and a coop. Traditionally, plots were maintained by individual classrooms and parent volunteers and produce was utilized on a classroom by classroom basis. For the harvest project, the garden program took steps to move towards a more “global” system of whole school gardening by targeting a number of plots to serve as "pilot plots" for a community harvest.
The results have been impressive. Garden coordinator Hope Sippola and parent volunteers help students propagate from seed, plant and harvest. (7 photos)
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