Events like the Farm-to-Fork Festival celebrate our Northern California community

Here in the Central Valley, we are blessed with one of the most incredibly diverse agricultural industries in the world. Our valley feeds the world because we can grow almost anything. The Farm-to-Fork Festival brings us a free event at the Capitol Mall next weekend and gives us all the perfect way to celebrate our region together as a community. I love good food – and when food is grown here – it tastes better and has a huge impact on our region. Food is also an inviting access point to different cultures and provides a rich perspective on the diversity of our region. This year’s new West End Revival celebrates Sacramento’s historic West End neighborhood, with the enclave that was once home to renowned jazz clubs, the nation’s largest Japantown and 70% of the area’s non-white residents. Eating farm-to-fork and buying local supports a vibrant local economy and helps fund the American Dream. As we begin Hispanic Heritage Month, it recognizes those working towards that same dream by buying local produce and meat and hosting events like the Tower Bridge Dinner which funded 60 college scholarships for children of migrant workers . Eating from farm to fork isn’t just a healthy perk of living here, it’s a way to support those who have helped make this city what it is today and, more simply, to NorCal way. Ariel Roblin is the President and CEO of KCRA 3 and My58. See more of his editorials here.

Here in the Central Valley, we are blessed with one of the most incredibly diverse agricultural industries in the world. Our valley feeds the world because we can grow almost anything. The Farm-to-Fork Festival brings us a free event at the Capitol Mall next weekend and gives us all the perfect way to celebrate our region together as a community.

I love good food – and when food is grown here – it tastes better and has a huge impact on our region. Food is also an inviting access point to different cultures and provides a rich perspective on the diversity of our region. This year’s new West End Revival celebrates Sacramento’s historic West End neighborhood, with the enclave that was once home to renowned jazz clubs, the nation’s largest Japantown and 70% of the area’s non-white residents.

Eating farm-to-fork and buying local supports a vibrant local economy and helps fund the American Dream. As we begin Hispanic Heritage Month, it recognizes those working towards that same dream by buying local produce and meat and hosting events like the Tower Bridge Dinner which funded 60 college scholarships for children of migrant workers .

Eating from farm to fork isn’t just a healthy perk of living here, it’s a way to support those who have helped make this city what it is today and, more simply, to NorCal way.



Ariel Roblin is President and CEO of KCRA 3 and My58. See more of his editorials here.

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