Yolo Farm to Fork is a nonprofit organization supporting edible school gardens and providing garden-centered and farm-based education to students. We are dedicated to bringing locally grown farm-fresh food to school meals and to reducing waste through recycling and composting.
Our programs provide the real-life resources for kids to improve nutrition habits, fight obesity and integrate garden learning with classroom instruction while sustaining edible school gardens.
Locavores Unite at Park Winters Gala
The first day of spring, March 21, will see a celebration of Yolo County’s agricultural bounty at Park Winters in a Gala to benefit the programs of Yolo Farm to Fork. Foods from the farms, ranches and vineyards of Yolo County will be featured in the Gala dinner that begins with a wine and appetizers from 5:30 PM, continuing with a gourmet dinner at 6:30. The elegant event is an opportunity to enjoy an upscale dinner using fresh local and hyper-local food in an amazing setting, the simple country luxury of Park Winters.
The Gala will raise awareness and support for the 37 edible garden-learning projects supported by Yolo Farm to Fork throughout Yolo County through its three locally-based programs: Davis Farm to School, Kid Dig It!, and the West Sacramento School Garden Network. “Edible gardens are extremely cost-effective, hands-on learning environments where students experience the real world of biology, physics, math and literacy and link them to their classroom learning,” according to Suzanne Falzone, a career educator and current president of Yolo Farm to Fork, “not to mention the links to better nutrition, recycling, sustainable growing practices, and the life-long satisfaction that comes from eating food fresh from one’s own garden.”
Tickets for the event include dinner and beverages at $125 per person. A portion of the ticket cost is a tax-deductible donation to Yolo Farm to Fork. Advance ticket sales only are available at Brown Paper Tickets (www.brownpapertickets.com/) through March 15.