The Yisrael Family Urban Farm will submit their permit application for an urban agriculture stand under Sacramento County’s new urban agriculture law. The law, which passed unanimously at the Board of Supervisors on January 24, 2017 and went into effect on February 24, 2017, allows urban farmers to grow and sell food produced on lots in the County, as well as the raising of egg-laying birds and honey bees.
The Yisrael Family Farm started in South Oak Park in 2007. Their urban farm has provided extensive community education in a community known as a “food desert,” meaning there isn’t adequate access to healthy food. The farm stand they plan to provide on in front of their home will help improve access to food and build on their community education efforts.
“Establishing a farm stand is the next chapter in our work to bring fresh, healthy food to our community,” said Chanowk Yisrael of Yisrael Family Farm. “We can also serve as a model for other entrepreneurs in communities across the county that want to not only grow good food but also sell it to their neighbors.”
The media is invited to be present when the Yisraels file for their permit to take photos and conduct interviews. Supervisor Phil Serna, who represents District 1 and the unincorporated portion of Oak Park where the Yisraelfarm is located, will also be on hand.