Backpacking Dehydrator Recipes

Backpacking Dehydrator Recipes

Just in case you missed our Dehydrator Backpacking Patio Class. Here is what we covered!

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Fiery Ginger Farm

Fiery Ginger Farm

West Sacramento Urban Farm

The Farmers

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.

The Food

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. 

Their Mission

“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.”

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Flying V Farm, New to the DFC

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

On the farm

Flying V hosts workshops at the farm. Coming in October are a few DIY dried flower wreath classes!

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Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement

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/.  

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New Nametags – Creating an Inclusive Culture

New Name Tags

You will notice something new in the coming weeks: Pronouns on nametags.

We enocurage staff to add pronouns to their name tags

When gender-nonconforming, questioning, queer, non-binary, and transgender folks see pronouns on nametags, it lets everyone know that you’re more likely to respect everyone’s pronouns. By putting your pronouns on your name tag, email signature, and social media, you’re signaling how you want to be addressed. In our efforts towards Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the proper and respectful use of pronouns, makes the Co-op more inclusive and welcoming for everyone regardless of their gender identity.

The result? Making the Co-op a more welcoming and safe space for everyone. 

Where to start as an Ally

People interpret and express their gender identity differently, start by educating yourself and practicing the correct pronouns for people who you know. Read our Inclusivity at the Co-op Blog and our Racism and Bigotry in Davis Blog, although the focus is race this blog touches on bigotry towards the LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual) community. It is important to not assume someone’s gender identity or pronouns based on of their appearance, look to nametags or email signatures for correct pronoun use. When meeting new people, you can take it upon yourself to state your pronouns (regardless of your gender identity), this makes the space more comfortable and shows obvious respect and support. Read this blog on how to be more inclusive in your daily life. 

Some Helpful Definitions

These definitions are created with the help of the Oxford English dictionary and the cis-gendered Author of this blog. It is important to make clear that this is not a complete set of gender identity definitions, I have only covered some of the broader identities.

Cis-gendered people follow pronouns and gender expression in how it relates to birth sex.

Gender-nonconforming is “denoting or relating to a person whose behavior or appearance does not conform to prevailing cultural and social expectations about what is appropriate to their gender.”

Questioning is referring to people who are still discovering what their gender identity is, and may choose a variety of different pronouns to describe themselves until they understand themselves better.

Non-binary or genderqueer people are neither male nor female‍, these are umbrella terms for gender identities that are outside the gender binary.

Transgender people are those whose personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex.

Store Policy

All staff are encouraged to add pronouns to their name tags, but are given the option to opt out by speaking with the HR or General Managers.

Staff and shoppers are required to be respectful of people’s (shoppers, employees, vendors, community members, etc.) pronouns and gender-expression whether or not they have pronouns displayed on name tags.

Pronouns are becoming the norm

Instagram and LinkedIn have added a new feature to their account settings: a designated place to add pronouns. Many folks have been adding their pronouns to their profiles in recent years, and social media platforms are beginning to show their obvious support for the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies. 

We have followed in their footsteps. We offer the space and acceptance for people of all gender identities while giving the option for folks to opt out. To be truly inclusive, we must respect all people’s opinions and feelings, as long as they are not being used to discriminate. That is why, while we offer staff the option to opt out, we require staff and community members to be respectful.

No one expects perfection

We are all human and we all make mistakes. No one expects perfection, but everyone is worthy and deserves respect. It is important when it comes to pronouns to not put any pressure on the person whose pronouns you got wrong. The best thing to do if you make a mistake is to immediately correct yourself and move on. Instead of ” he, I’m sorry, they” try “he, excuse me, they” or “he…they [continue sentence]”. This redirects the mistake on you and takes pressure off of the person you are talking too, to say “It’s okay”.

Have questions about gender-nonconformity and trans-folks, head to jeffreymarsh.com/ or find them on instagram @thejeffreymarsh. They have a IGTV series on trans 101 for cisgender people.

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Rainbow Recipes

Rainbow Recipes

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Brief DEI Reading List

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. 

White Fragility

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.

Colorblind

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, msuoja@davisfood.coop

 

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. 

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Annual Community Bike Rides

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 funmaria@sbcglobal.net

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