The Metropolis of Woodland, in partnership with Woodland’s Dinner on Fundamental, hosted round 3,000 group members on the first-ever Yolo Growers and Farmworkers Competition in Downtown Woodland on Friday, June twenty fourth.
Regardless of the warmth, hundreds of attendees crammed Fundamental Avenue all through the night, dancing to reside music and leisure, having fun with Woodland’s procuring and eating expertise, and interacting with native organizations, based on a metropolis of Woodland press launch.
Twelve-year-old Jimena Izquierdo, daughter of a very long time Discipline Supervisor at Durst Natural Growers, serenaded the viewers, showcasing Woodland-grown expertise throughout the opening act of the night.
State Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Yolo County Supervisor Angel Barajas, and Woodland Mayor Professional Tem Vicky Fernandez gave welcoming remarks and acknowledged the significance of native farmworkers inside our agricultural trade.
Dancing horses and a trick roper added extra leisure to festive music from three native bandas, together with Banda La Octava Maravilla, Grupo Belico, and Tamborazo Dinastía de Woodland. Useful resource tents from native organizations together with Woodland Group Faculty, Communicare, Yolo County, Yolo Meals Financial institution, RISE, Farmworker Institute of Training & Management Improvement (FIELD), and UC Davis lined Fundamental Avenue.
Representatives from these native organizations interacted with group members all through the night, shedding gentle on the varieties of meals safety, well being care, and academic assets obtainable to farmworkers and the group at giant.
To interact native boutiques within the festivities, further virgin olive oil was gifted to 36 Competition individuals upon their buy at Haven a Boutique, Embellish Décor, Jami Ray Boutique, and Little Probabilities due to product donations from Woodland’s Cobram Property.
To assist fight the warmth, Dinner on Fundamental volunteers handed out 1,000 water bottles donated by Nugget Markets and Meals 4 Much less. As well as, Yolo Meals Financial institution handed out free strawberry baskets to 500 individuals as an interactive solution to unfold consciousness about their native distribution packages.
Past the pageant, the Metropolis of Woodland and Dinner on Fundamental organized three parallel initiatives geared at offering direct help to farmworkers and their households.
First, 276 farmworkers obtained meal vouchers to make use of at taking part Downtown Woodland eating places due to $4,000 in help from Yolo County American Rescue Plan funds and over $1,500 in help from the Metropolis of Woodland. These meal vouchers have been distributed to farmworkers from 4 Yolo County Farms, together with Three M Ranches, Muller Ranch, Totally Stomach Farm, and Durst Natural Growers, and could be redeemed till July twenty fourth.
Second, within the coming weeks, Yolo Meals Financial institution will perform meals distribution to over 350 farmworkers at River Backyard Farms, Durst Natural Growers, and Muller Ranch. Farmworkers will obtain bins crammed with contemporary produce, rice, and beans.
Lastly, by July thirty first, Woodland Metropolis Corridor and two Downtown Woodland companies, Las Brasas and Fundamental Avenue Lounge, will settle for calmly used or new bandanas, baseball caps, lengthy sleeve shirts, youngsters’s books, and toys for distribution to Yolo County farmworkers.
The Metropolis of Woodland and Dinner on Fundamental partnered with RISE, a non-profit serving the agricultural group to reinforce high quality of life and alternative for self-sufficiency, to help within the distribution of these things.
The Metropolis of Woodland and Dinner on Fundamental have been proud to host this first-of-its-kind family-friendly occasion throughout the Larger Sacramento area to spice up consciousness of and appreciation for our meals and ag trade’s workforce – the faces of Woodland’s The Meals Entrance. The occasion organizers stay up for celebrating Woodland and Yolo County farmworkers in an analogous occasion format subsequent yr, seemingly throughout Hispanic and Latinx Heritage month in October 2023.
The 2022 Competition was made attainable due to its major monetary sponsors, Go to Yolo and Expertise Woodland, along with key native enterprise sponsors: Develop West, Raley’s, Yolo Eats, La Tourangelle, Pacific Coast Producers, ASL Productions, and My Cali Designs.