|John Young, Yolo County's Agricultural Commissioner, is a firm believer in local food sourcing and is a strong steward of the agricultural resources of Yolo County. Young seeks every opportunity to forward the interests of Yolo County and its diverse communities, while always striving to protect and promote Yolo County’s agriculture for future generations. This harvest hub has been created by Young to promote the diversity of farm production and its value in the county.
Yolo County is home to a large number of organic farms, large traditional farming operations, thriving olive oil and wine industries, seed research and production companies, agricultural processing plants, farmers markets in almost every community, and a major public agricultural research university, the University of California, Davis. The county hosts a diverse ecology, geography, culture and economy – all rooted in a significant agricultural heritage. To read more about the history of Yolo County click here.
Over 85% of the land in Yolo county is used for agriculture. Large-scale farms share the land with a growing number of diversified small farms (e.g. truck farms), as well as thriving livestock operations. All have a need for product distribution and marketing, and the market demand for locally produced food continues to grow. This website seeks to make the connection between farmers and consumers, and for the latter, will function as a ‘buyer’s guide’ for the harvests of Yolo County.
To find out more about the bounty harvested from the fields and farms of Yolo County, click here for the latest crop report.
Kristy Lyn Levings is the Project Director for Farm to School Yolo funded by the California Department of Food and Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant program. Kristy is a 3rd generation farmer in the Yolo County area and raises a selection of livestock on her farms outside of Woodland. Kristy has also spent nearly a decade working in social services and non-profits specializing in marketing and organizational development. She holds a Masters in Business Administration and is the facilitating chair for the Yolo Ag & Food Alliance in addition to serving on numerous food and agriculture centric boards and groups.
Evans & Brennan, LLC
Gail Feenstra & Jeri Ohmart, UC SAREP
Woodland Food Service Director
Winters Food Service Director
Esparto Food Service Director
West Sacramento Food Service Director
Davis Food Service Director
Yolo County Head Start