The Metropolis of Woodland, in partnership with Woodland’s Dinner on Principal, hosted round 3,000 neighborhood members on the first-ever Yolo Growers and Farmworkers Pageant in Downtown Woodland on Friday, June twenty fourth.
Regardless of the warmth, hundreds of attendees crammed Principal 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, in keeping with a metropolis of Woodland press launch.
Twelve-year-old Jimena Izquierdo, daughter of a very long time Area 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 business.
Dancing horses and a trick roper added further 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 Principal Avenue.
Representatives from these native organizations interacted with neighborhood members all through the night, shedding mild on the varieties of meals safety, well being care, and academic sources accessible to farmworkers and the neighborhood at giant.
To have interaction native boutiques within the festivities, additional virgin olive oil was gifted to 36 Pageant members upon their buy at Haven a Boutique, Embellish Décor, Jami Ray Boutique, and Little Probabilities because of product donations from Woodland’s Cobram Property.
To assist fight the warmth, Dinner on Principal 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 members as an interactive strategy to unfold consciousness about their native distribution packages.
Past the competition, the Metropolis of Woodland and Dinner on Principal organized three parallel initiatives geared at offering direct help to farmworkers and their households.
First, 276 farmworkers acquired meal vouchers to make use of at collaborating Downtown Woodland eating places because of $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 had been distributed to farmworkers from 4 Yolo County Farms, together with Three M Ranches, Muller Ranch, Absolutely Stomach Farm, and Durst Natural Growers, and may 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 stuffed with contemporary produce, rice, and beans.
Lastly, via July thirty first, Woodland Metropolis Corridor and two Downtown Woodland companies, Las Brasas and Principal Avenue Lounge, will settle for frivolously used or new bandanas, baseball caps, lengthy sleeve shirts, kids’s books, and toys for distribution to Yolo County farmworkers.
The Metropolis of Woodland and Dinner on Principal partnered with RISE, a non-profit serving the agricultural neighborhood to boost high quality of life and alternative for self-sufficiency, to help within the distribution of this stuff.
The Metropolis of Woodland and Dinner on Principal had been proud to host this first-of-its-kind family-friendly occasion inside the Better Sacramento area to spice up consciousness of and appreciation for our meals and ag business’s workforce – the faces of Woodland’s The Meals Entrance. The occasion organizers look ahead to celebrating Woodland and Yolo County farmworkers in an identical occasion format subsequent 12 months, seemingly throughout Hispanic and Latinx Heritage month in October 2023.
The 2022 Pageant was made attainable because of 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.