Yolo Food Hub Network
Facility Barn Warming and Community Celebration
October 21, 2022
The Yolo Food Hub Network (YFHN) thanks all who attended the Barn Warming in the historic 22,000 sq ft Oakdale Barn, part of a five-acre property New Season Community Development Corporation recently purchased on behalf of YFHN in Esparto.
The property will serve as the facility anchor for the Yolo Food Hub Network. The building will provide storage space and other needed support infrastructure and will support regional farms and ranches to diversify their market opportunities across the region. The goal of the facility is to eventually provide distribution, storage, processing, and packing services. The Yolo Food Hub Network’s facility in Esparto will also increase consumer and buyer access to healthy and diverse local foods, improve farmer and market sales, and strengthen relationships between farmers, institutions, and local communities.
Attendees of the celebration included Yolo Food Hub Network partners, community leaders, elected officials Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Yolo County Supervisors Dan Saylor, Jim Provenza, and Angel Barajas (Chair), and other collaborators who are passionate about local food systems.
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