Regenerative Agriculture: People, Planet, and Profit

Regenerative Agriculture: People, Planet, and Profit

Regenerative Agriculture The Earth naturally has a flow of carbon dioxide. It is stored in large deposits, often called “Carbon Sinks”, as fossil fuels, forests, and in the ocean. It is stored in microorganisms in the soil and in plants. We have accelerated the...

From the Road: Alexander Valley Vineyards

From the Road: Alexander Valley Vineyards

From the Road: Alexander Valley Vineyards Written by Sterling Carlton, Beer, Wine & Spirits Specialist I left foggy Davis around 10:30 am on Friday, December 3rd heading west on Highway 128. My check in to Alexander Valley Vineyards wasn’t until 3:30 pm so I...

Who’s to blame for Daylight Savings?

Who’s to blame for Daylight Savings?

Who’s to blame for Daylight Savings? It is an unfortunately common belief that daylight savings was “the fault of farmers”. This belief is false. The American Farm Bureau Federation released an article early this year in hope to set the record straight. They...

Fiery Ginger Farm

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...

Flying V Farm, New to the DFC

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...

Celebrate Asparagus!

Celebrate Asparagus!

Monday, May 24th, is National Asparagus Day We love this spring staple at the Co-op and hope you find something celebratory about asparagus too! A love affair for the ages 5,000 years ago, Egyptians used asparagus in rituals as offerings, and as food and medicine....

CoFED: Building a Cooperative Future

CoFED: Building a Cooperative Future

Building a Cooperative Future In the spirit of cooperation, the Davis Food Co-op wants to take the opportunity to share the visionary and necessary work being done by the Sonoma-based Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive (CoFED). CoFED is a, “QBIPOC-led organization...

Citrus Fest Sample Packs

Citrus Fest Sample Packs

Sample Pack Guide Tangy Classics Sample Pack From left to right: Cara Cara Orange, Oro Blanco Grapefruit, Navel Orange, Clementine Cara Cara Orange: pinky-orange flesh with tangy hints of blackberry and cranberry Oro Blanco Grapefruit: pale, nearly seedless flesh with...

Local, Sustainable Meat

Local, Sustainable Meat

Local, sustainable meat is better Globally, about 80% of agricultural land is used for raising livestock. Due to improper grazing management, desertification is quickly degrading the productivity of the land we use to raise our food. Confined Animal Feeding Operations...