Dear Friends & Supporters,

It has been a long hot summer, but hints of fall are in the air here at Land-Based Learning as we are already thinking about all that is Farm-to-Fork during the month of September.

However, we couldn't wait for September--we started the celebration early with Sactown Magazine. Check out the August/September issue in which we collaborated with many of our partners to create a very special advertising section titled: "The Real World Behind Farm-to-Fork: How the Center for Land-Based Learning is Shaping the Future of Agriculture". We were able to tell this story because of advertising support of our partners-Rabobank, Nugget Market, Raley's, CA Safe Soil, Fulcrum Property, Bayer Crop Science, Valley Truck and Tractor, Park Winters, Wells Fargo, Discover Winters, and California Walnuts.

In this section you can read stories of our alumni who have made careers in agriculture; from FARMS Leadership alum, Cristal Verduzco who now has a career with Driscoll's to our California Farm Academy graduates who have started their own farm businesses throughout the region. Learn how we got to where we are today and how our work is evolving to meet the growing demand to fulfill nearly 58,000 new jobs STEM jobs (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in agriculture each year. These stories exemplify our work and our passion for agriculture, the environment and the future.

In closing, I want to let you know that we are gearing up for our Fall Dinner on the Farm which will be September 13. Like last year, this year's fall dinner will be off the Farm. We are thrilled to be hosting this dinner at the location of our new, second office in the Bridge District in West Sacramento. Chef Allyson Harvie, culinary director for LowBrau & Block Butcher Bar and chef Fred Reyes from Buckhorn Steakhouse will serve up a seasonally inspired meal. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, August 13. I'll look forward to seeing you there!

With Thanks,

Christine McMorrow
Director of Development and Communications

 



West Sacramento Farm Stand Dates, Locations & Times
 
West Sacramento Urban Farm Stand
Various incubator farmers from 5th & C Street.
Tuesdays 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Corner of 5th & F Streets in West Sacramento.
 
Cummins Way Farm
Root Cause Farm
Mondays 2 - 5 p.m.

Corner of Cummins and Douglas, West Sacramento.
Lake Washington Farm
Flowerstone Farm, Six O'clock Farm, and Zen Farms.
Sundays 10 - 2 p.m.

Located directly across the street from Nugget Market at 1990 Lake Washington Boulevard in West Sacramento.
 
Save the Date!
Farmer's Market at Turkovich Winery in Downtown Winters

Saturday, August 15th: 10am-2pm


Join California Farm Academy farmers at the Turkovich Winery Tasting room in Winters on August 15th for an old-fashioned Farmers Market.

Come support a worthy cause and enjoy fresh local produce, flowers, and wine as we bring the farmers' market back to Winters!
Call to Action
The Center for Land-Based Learning is pleased to announce a partnership with Western Growers Association to host Agriculture, Natural Resources and Food career pathway exploration at CareerGPS 2015. CareerGPS is a project of NextEd and is the largest career exploration event in Northern California, hosting thousands of high school students from throughout the Capital Region at Cal Expo. This years' event takes place September 30 - October 1, 2015.

This is the first time in the history of Career GPS that Agriculture, Natural Resources and Food will have an entire building at Cal Expo to showcase our industry. We hope you will join us as an exhibitor at this event. Please use the links below to register with NextEd. Be sure to choose the Agriculture and Food Production Building.  Questions?  Contact Christine McMorrow,
530-795-9569  [More Information]
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