F2Fork Teachers & Industry Partners Cultivate Relationships

The Sacramento Region is recognized as being a leader in Agriculture, but ag products were not the focus of the recent Farm to Fork Focus Group meeting held at Palmiter High School.   Building sustainable relationships between CRANE Pathway Teachers and industry partners was the growing theme as discussion and sharing of skills and programs took place between the 23 people in attendance.  

Sara Bernal and Allyson Harvie address the needs of essential skills as teachers listen.

Sara Bernal and Allyson Harvie address the needs of essential skills as teachers listen.

Highlights of the day included a catered lunch by the students at Palmiter HS Cafe, the unveiling of CRANE's new Farm to Fork Curriculum, and introducing industry partners to schools in the region who are currently teaching Farm to Fork Classes at their high schools.

Chanowk Yisrael discusses the importance of farming in schools.

Chanowk Yisrael discusses the importance of farming in schools.

Teachers from Bryte, Del Oro, Liberty Ranch,  Palmiter, and Yuba City High Schools braved the rain storm to meet and discuss ideas for their programs with Chefs: Ettore Ravazzolo from Ettore's European Bakery & Restaurant, Patrick Mulvaney from Mulvaney's B&L, Allyson Harvie from Lowbrau Bierhall,  and agriculture partners: Sara Bernal from the West Sacramento Urban Farm Program, Bryan Nelson & Jennifer Ho from General Produce, and  Chanowk Yisrael from Yisrael Family Urban Farms.

Bryan Nelson from General Produce discusses with the group attributes they look for in employees.

Bryan Nelson from General Produce discusses with the group attributes they look for in employees.

The lunch prepared by Palmiter High School students under the direction of Chef Jeff Zahniser used product grown on the school farm by students and thier teacher, Kevin Jordan.  What a delicious way to celebrate Farm to Fork!  Click here for more information on regional  Farm to Fork curriculum.