Recently I had the privilege to join the board of directors for the Community Alliance with Family Farmers. This non-profit organization has been active in California for almost 30 years in advocacy and on-the-ground programs related to resource conservation, sustainable farming, community food systems, and other issues of public interest.
The board, half of which are farmers from all different sectors of our agricultural economy, supports innovative programs that ultimately affect many. Because of help and technical expertise from CAFF, we will continue to bring fruits and vegetables from new and beginning small family farmers into our inpatient food services at our 19 Northern California hospitals.
Other organizations are joining us in the movement to encourage the consumption of more locally grown foods.
Meanwhile, your local farmers' market has most of the ingredients for an excellent, seasonal spinach salad. This is light and fresh.