Fiery Ginger Farm
West Sacramento Urban Farm
Fiery Ginger Farm is a West Sacramento Urban Farm. Shayne, from Stockton, and Hope, from Michigan, both worked in farms or gardens and teaching in grade schools. They are both graduates of the California Farm Academy with the Center for Land-Based Learning.
Currently, at the Co-op, we carry their Loose Spring Salad Mix, Sunflower Sprouts, Gypsy Pepper, and Heirloom Tomatoes. Keep an eye on our signs in store to see what new things we bring in from Fiery Ginger.
“to grow the highest quality food using sustainable practices, deliver hands-on, ag-based educational experiences, and develop community where we farm. We believe that urban farms are powerful agents of change for the environment, the food system and the cities we service.”
Welcome to the Co-op, Flying V!
Flying V Farm is a new Davis Food Co-op vendor, thanks to the help of Kitchen Table Advisors. Flying V is a certified organic worker-owned farm in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, just 60 miles from the Co-op. They work together to produce food in a way that nourishes our community, stewards the land, and empowers workers. They strive for a more socially and ecologically just rural economy by practicing worker-ownership and collective care.
Flying V delivers their produce to us in clean, reusable tubs. This helps cut costs and waste for both of us. We snapped this pic on Friday, when Flying V delivered their first batch of produce to us! We received gorgeous beets, little gem lettuce heads, and more.
Meet the Team
Lucy O’Dea – harvest, sales & events manager
Cody Curtis — field, perennials, & site manager
Katie Lewis — assistant field manager
The Davis Food Co-op occupies land that belongs to three federally recognized Patwin tribes: Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community, Kletsel Dehe Wintun Nation, and Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation.
As we constantly work towards our Cooperative Principles Concern for the Community, and Education, Training, and Information, we have donated to local organizations that support this land acknowledgment such as the Center for Land Based Learning, Cache Creek Conservatory and Yolo Basin Foundation and will continue to do so. We know there is much work to be done to provide the space for Indigenous cultural conservation and education in our region.
We invite you to learn more about whose land you are on here: https://native-land.ca/. You can also learn more about the #landback movement and how you can participate in and support land activism and Indigenous communities here: https://landback.org/.
My Grandmother’s Hands
by Resmaa Menakem
This book guides the reader to process their own racial trauma. There is a beginning section for all readers and a second section for readers based on if they are in a White Body, Black Body, or Police Body.
by Robin Diangelo
This #1 New York Times Bestseller has become an essential read for anyone wanting to expand their understanding of racial trauma and bias. White fragility embodies itself in the anger, fear, guilt, and silence of white people. This book explores how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequity, and how we can engage more constructively.
A terrible thing to Waste
by Harriet A. Washington
The Davis Food Co-op wrote blog on environmental sustainability and how this disproportionately affects BIPOC, women, and impoverished people. This book takes deeper dive into environmental racism and what can be done to remedy this inequity.
by Tim Wise
This book deconstructs the misguided ideas behind choosing to be “colorblind” to racial differences. Colorblind encourages us to both recognize differences and to transcend them with practical solutions and new ways of thinking.
Have suggestions? Email Madison Suoja, firstname.lastname@example.org
Written by Madison Suoja, Education and Outreach Specialist.
Book recommendations by LaDonna Richmond Sanders, Columinate Coop Consultant and Madison Suoja, DFC Education and Outreach Specialist.
Annual Community Bike Rides
The City of Davis is Bike Town, learn more in our Davis Bike History Blog. Join the Bike Campaign and the Davis Community for these annual rides in town and on the Davis Bike Loop.
Learn more about these upcoming rides by signing up for the Bike Campaign’s Newsletter by emailing email@example.com