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Episode 199. Fiery Ginger Farm and Natomas School: Why Farm to School

This episode of Voices from the Field is a the second part of a discussion between Ben Thomas of California Alliance of Family Farms, Hope Sippola of Fiery Ginger Farm in West Sacramento, California, and Vince Caguin of the Natomas, California, Unified School District.

The conversation begins with Vince asking Hope and Vince what inspires them to be involved in farm-to-school markets.

In the first part of the discussion, Hope and Vince talk about ways the relationship between Fiery Ginger Farm and the school district has evolved and how the farm set about maintaining school sales through the COVID 19 pandemic.

The link to that discussion is in the notes accompanying this podcast.

Ben, Hope, and Vince’s discussion is part of the Bringing the Farm to School pilot facilitator workshop being developed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology and the National Farm to School Network.

Related ATTRA Resources:

Schools and COVID

Farm to School Sales: Profiles of Ranches Making it Work

Food Hubs and School Sales

Accessing USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Other Resources:

Fiery Ginger Farm

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This podcast episode is one of a number of case studies featuring farmers successfully navigating school sales as part of Bringing the Farm to School, a training program developed as a cooperative agreement between NCAT, the National Farm to School Network and the USDA Food and Nutrition Services.