What is the Yolo Food Hub?
A food hub is a facility that aggregates, processes, and distributes fresh foods on behalf of farmers in the area. Food hubs help connect farmers and food entrepreneurs with regional markets and institutional buyers, such as schools, hospitals, and food banks to access source-identified, locally grown products.
A focus of Yolo Food Hub will include connecting small, economically disadvantaged, Veteran, and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color farmers to new markets and improving the resiliency of the regional food system through strengthening local supply chains. Yolo Food Hub will contribute to the region’s economic recovery from the challenging impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yolo Food Hub will make the region’s agricultural bounty more accessible and affordable to economically disadvantaged community members. In addition, the facility’s increased storage and processing capacities will lengthen the seasonal availability of local foods.
The project builds on the work of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments' Rural-Urban Connections Strategy Food Hub Feasibility Analysis and the 2021 Sacramento Region Food System Action Plan.
The Yolo Food Hub is a collaborative project between Capay Valley Farm Shop (CVFS), New Season Community Development Corporation (NSCDC), Yolo Food Bank, Durst Organic Growers, Spork Food Hub, Fiery Ginger Farm, Hatamiya Group, Kitchen Table Advisors, and Valley Vision. Valley Vision is the planning project manager.
For more information, contact
Grace Kaufman, Grace.Kaufman@ValleyVision.org