Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many microfarmers from the Southeast Asian community lost their restaurant and farmers market clients, so the Micro Farmer Crop Buyback Program, hosted by the Asian Business Institute and Resource Center and the Community Alliance with Family Farmers, purchases up to $1,000 of the farmers’ crops that would have been sold to those clients and distributes them to families who are experiencing food insecurity.
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Old Country Tailor in East Sacramento began making and selling
cloth face masks in April and sold around 4,000 that month.
On National Doughnut Day, the Sacramento doughnut shop Sweet Dozen ran a special to support the Black Youth Leadership Project.
After the closing of smaller food distribution centers that couldn’t meet COVID-19 required regulations, a grassroots program formed to serve people in need.
Here’s how four businesses are engaging in the Capital Region’s farm-to-fork economy and have adapted to the pandemic so far.