(Photos and captions by Hector Amezcua)

The Bright Side: Harvesting Community

Back Photo gallery Oct 13, 2020 By Hector Amezcua

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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.

Shoua Yang (left) and his daughter, Jennifer Yang, of Stockton’s M & S Produce unload watermelons at the Micro Farmer Crop Buyback Program on July 16 at the Sacramento Cultural and Linguistic Center.

Volunteer Lola Quasebarth, who works for California FarmLink, organizes bags of produce.

A volunteer handles bell peppers and eggplants that will be distributed to families who are experiencing food insecurity.

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