Residents of West Sacramento and its surroundings areas will soon have another option for buying farm-to-fork products.
Beginning Thursday, The Barn event center in West Sacramento will begin hosting a farm stand with products sourced from the Riverfront Urban Farm, which is next to The Barn at 985 Riverfront St.
The sale will be held every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. through the end of September. It is open to the public, and bringing the entire family is encouraged.
Additional items for sale include basil, summer squash, flowers and possibly melons and lettuce, according to the Center for Land-Based Learning, the group that runs the Urban Farms program.
“We hope to see you this Thursday,” the center said on Facebook.
“The Riverfront Farm [at The Barn] is open for business this Thursday, July 12th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM!” the City of West Sacramento tweeted. “Tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squash, basil, flowers, and more are available for purchase. The Farm Stand is open every Thurs. through 9/27/18.”
The Center for Land-Based Learning is a nonprofit organization based in Winters. It says its mission is “to inspire, educate, and cultivate future generations of farmers, agricultural leaders and natural resource stewards.”
The Urban Farms program recently partnered with Nugget Markets in West Sacramento to sell products at its Town Center Plaza location, according to a Facebook post.
The group operates several urban farms in Yolo County and runs several other programs like its “Dinner on the Farm” and Urban Farms bike tour events.
For several years, West Sacramento held a summer farmers market on West Capitol Avenue, but moved it to the Barn in the city’s Bridge District last year.
This story was also published in the print edition of The Sacramento Bee in the local section on page 2B July 19, 2018.