West Sacramento Urban Farm

Food for Families Farm


Barn Farm

Food for Families Farm is located behind Yolo High School on a 1.5 acre property of Washington Unified School District. This beautiful farm grows 25% of its produce for the Raley’s Food for Families Program which provides food to families in need and is distributed through the Yolo Food Bank.

Farmers at the Food for Families site work with high school students on a weekly basis, provide produce to the school cafeteria, and work with Washington Unified's Culinary Arts and Farm to Fork Education Program (CAFFE).

Food for Families

Hope Sippola and Shayne Zurilgen own and operate Fiery Ginger Farm. Hope Sippola is originally from Michigan and moved to Davis, CA in 2011. She worked for two years as the Garden Coordinator at the Harper School Harvest Project in Davis and graduated from the California Farm Academy at the Center for Land-Based Learning in 2015. Shayne Zurilgen is originally from Stockton, CA and worked for seven years with the Boggs Tract Community Farm while also teaching middle school science. He now lives in West Sacramento, CA and graduated from the California Farm Academy at the Center for Land-Based Learning in 2015.

After graduation they entered Center for Land-Based Learning's Farm Business Incubator Program as business partners to start Fiery Ginger Farm, a small diverse vegetable and chicken farm. In the late fall, winter and early spring Fiery Ginger is located at the Food for Families site, in West Sacramento behind Yolo High School. In summer Fiery Ginger farms is located in Woodland. They sell at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturdays, to the Davis Farmers Kitchen in Davis and to the Natomas Unified and Washington Unified School Districts. For the most up-to-date information on Fiery Ginger Farm, see their Facebook page.


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PROGRAM SPONSORS

Wells Fargo Bank
Raley's Family of Fine Stores
Bayer Crop Science
Scott's Miracle Gro
City of West Sacramento
Community Business Bank
Nugget Markets