Target Farmers & Ranchers

While serving a broad clientele, the Growing Roots project emphasis on small and minority farmers and urban farmers especially is important. Although the acreage of immigrant and minority farms is relatively small…

  • their sheer numbers (more than 20% of all California farms),
  • their contribution to California’s crop diversity,
  • their value in terms of specialty commodities grown,
  • their role in the provision of culturally relevant foods for California’s diverse population, and
  • their role in preserving green space around the periphery of expanding California cities…

…all render the small farmers we work with an important part of California agriculture.