Stacie Velasquez, Esparto Unifed School District Cafeteria Supervisor, perhaps, at 23, the youngest in the state will be joining 20 or more other school food service directors in a speed dating session with regional farmers at the Farms & School Marketplace Exchange on November 12. Esparto is located at the entrance to the fertile Capay Valley and Stacie is looking forward to sitting down and talking directly with farmers, one on one, to see how she might bring their produce to the plates of Esparto’s students.
As the time gets closer, we will be posting about other food service directors who are attending. If you are interested in signing up and joining Stacie and others at the Exchange, the information is below.
Farms & Schools Marketplace Exchange
November 12th, Wednesday
2pm-4pm, reception follows
Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St. Woodland 95695
Buy from Farms, Sell to Schools
Want to buy high quality farm fresh product directly from farms? Can’t figure out how to connect with schools? Then this event is for you! It is designed to be a one-on-one exchange using a ‘speed dating’ model. Participants will have a chance to meet one another and exchange profiles with detailed information about their respective enterprise.
To attend this event, Pre-Registration is required. Please fill out BOTH the Registration Form AND the appropriate Questionnaire. The questionnaire is what Yolo County Department of Agriculture will use to create your profile. Copies of your profile will be waiting for you here when you arrive.