Farm to EVERY Fork Events



2018 Programs



New Workshop series co-hosted with the Health Education Council.The 4th Wednesday of the month, in the Social Hall. Summer 2018 Healthy U Flyer

Wednesday, March 28,  1-3 p.m., Free
Nutrition & Healthy Eating
Understanding the importance of eating a balanced diet based on the “My Plate” guidelines, which now replace the “Food Pyramid.” Making healthy beverage choices, easy ways to incorporate more healthy foods into your everyday meals.

Wednesday, April 25,  1-3 p.m., Free
Cooking Healthy and On  A Budget
Learn how to identify healthier alternatives to popular foods, shop the ads to create well balanced meals, and  cook simple but healthy meals that are budget friendly—low salt, high protein, and full of nutrient rich vegetables and fruits.

Wednesday, May 23,  1-3 p.m., Free
Importance of Active Living
Core components include importance of walking and social connection, fun and easy exercises we can work into our busy lives, and active living for seniors.

Wednesday, June 27,  1-3 p.m., Free
Stress and the Healthy Brain 
This workshop focuses on the brain, how it responds under stress, and what you can do to minimize stress and strengthen the brain muscle. Activities include identifying some of the common types of stress, discussing various ways that stress can weigh on the human brain, and how stress often manifests itself in the form of depression, anxiety, insomnia, obesity, and even violence. We will discuss different ways to manage stress and ensure healthy brain function.

Wednesday, July 25,  1-3 p.m., Free
Mental Health and Well-Being
• Understanding the definition of mental health
• physical effects of stress/depression/anxiety. The links between physical health—blood pressure, diabetes, BMI‚ and mental health
• identifying signs of depression
• tips for managing
• accessing resources locally

The mission of the Health Education Council is to cultivate health and well‐being in under‐served communities by leveraging the power of collaboration. HEC brings together residents, non‐profits, business, schools, and government to solve our region’s most significant health problems.

2017 Programs

This year we are introducing a series of workshops focusing on specific skills to promote Farm to EVERY Fork

Herbs 101
Saturday, May 20, 1–3 p.m.

$5 donation (for materials)

Plant herb seeds and a seedling to take home. Learn about plant care and how to cook with herbs. Tour the Plots of Love Garden which annually produces hundreds of pound of fruits and vegetables for local food banks.

Click here to get the handouts.


2016 Programs
arkets, fast food chains, and school lunchrooms as well as innovative sustainable food system practices. As always, we start the evening with a nutritious, delicious (vegetarian) soup and salad supper. Meet your neighbors and enjoy a meal and a thought provoking film. Play Care with activities for toilet-trained toddlers and up. Donations accepted.

Click here to download the recipe for Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili with Sweet Potatoes served at this event.

Monique Stovall, Director of Nutrition, SJUSD

Friday, November 4, 2016
Free admission
5:30 pm Supper catered by Sa’Vory De’Lites Catering (vegetarian)
6:15 pm Guest Speaker

Monique D. Stovall, MBA, RD, SNS,
Director of Nutrition Services, SJUSD
Monique Stovall, Director of Nutrition at San Juan Unified School District will talk about the innovative efforts to meet the challenges of providing nutritious appealing meals amidst regulations and budgets. Preceeded by a healthy whole grain, meal you can make for your family. Play Care with activities for toilet-trained toddlers and up. Donations accepted.

Click here to download the recipe for Winter Squash and Barley Salad with Rainbow Chard served at this event.

2015 Programs

Friday, October 2, 2015
Free admission
Award winning documentary “A Place at the Table”
about hunger in America and how it can be solved
5:30 pm Supper & Exhibits
6:15 pm Screening of “A Place at the Table” 
plus presentations about local programs tackling the issue of hunger in Sacramento, and a raffle.

50 Million Americans—1 in 4 children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. In a riveting journey that will change forever how you think about the hungry, A Place at the Table shows how the issue could be solved forever, once the American public decides—as they have in the past—that ending hunger is in the best interests of us all. – Click here for more information about the film.

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Free admission
Everyone Who Eats Has a Stake in Food Policy
California Capital Building
5:30 pm Supper &  ExhibitsCooking demonstration by Fresher Sacramento: 
a simple and healthy side dish made from locally available farm fresh ingredients
6:30 pm Speakers
Phil Serna, Sacramento County Supervisor, Robyn Krock, Project Leader, Valley Vision and  Michael Dimock, president, Roots of Change
plus presentations from local organizations tackling the issue of hunger in Sacramento, and a raffle.

Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna and Robyn Krock, Valley Vision will discuss the newly released, much anticipated Sacramento Region Food Action Plan Roots of Change president Michael Dimock will  discuss food policy at the local, state and federal levels. We begin with a cooking demonstration by youth members of Fresher Sacramento.


2014 Programs

Friday, September 26, 2014
Change Food Policy, CHANGE THE WORLD!
presented by Farm to EVERY Fork, a project of Grace Presbyterian Church, Sacramento
Social Hall, Grace Presbyterian Church, Sacramento
5:30 pm Exhibits & light supper
6:15 pm Program
Free admission, no reservation required

Featured presenters:

Glennah Trochet, MD
public health policy expert and former Sacramento County Public Health Officer

Dr. Trochet will discuss how food policy influences our eating habits and choices and how we can improve our nutrition by changing food policy.

Dr. Glennah Trochet, community health consultant, was Public Health Officer for Sacramento County for almost 13 years and and Medical Director, Sacramento County Primary Care and Public Health Clinics Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services of over 6 years before that. Dr. Trochet has also served on a number of advisory boards, such as the Center for AIDS Research, Education and Services (CARES), and the Sacramento County’s Community Advisory Board for the National Children’s Study.

Food Literacy Club, Oakdale Elementary School, North Highlands
Teacher Sarah Kesty and her students from the Food Literacy club

Ninety percent of the students at Oakdale qualify for the free lunch program. Ms. Kesty created the Food Literacy club as an after school program to promote an understanding of good nutrition and to help the students take direct action in improving access to affordable healthful foods in their community. This presentation will include a screening of a video the students created to promote their goals.


2013 Programs

In October 2013 we sponsored a free three-evening educational series, Farm to EVERY Fork, on the state of food insecurity in Sacramento and what can be done about it. Speakers from three of the community-based organizations working directly to address the problem of food access made presentations about the scope of the problems, it’s causes, roadblocks, and avenues for making progress. Shorter presentations were given by experts in public health, food distribution, and grass roots organizations working directly to bring food to those in need.

The response to this event was very gratifying. (If you missed it or want a review you will find links to our speakers’ slide decks and to more resources below.) This program was a prelude to a longer term project. In concert with Alchemist Community Development Corporation we will be opening and coordinating staffing a booth at the Country Club Plaza Farmers’ Market (near Watt Ave and El Camino Ave in the Butano Dr. parking lot, every Saturday 8 am to Noon, year round) at which CalFresh recipients can exchange EBT credits for scrip they can use to purchase fresh, healthful produce at the market. Thanks to the generous support of our congregation, the Presbytery of Sacramento, Carmichael Presbyterian Church and individuals who attended our lecture series we secured the necessary funding and opened the booth on May 3, 2014.

October 2013 Farm to EVERY Fork presentations:

Click to view the presenters slide decks and check out our Facebook page for pictures from the evening

Food Insecurity in Sacramento:
A complex problem in need of creative solutions

Katie Valenzuela, Programs & Communications Manager, Ubuntu Green

Understanding the Food System: Opportunities and Challenges
Robyn Krock, Project Manager, Valley Vision

How You Can Help: Improving Access to Fresh, Local Food
Kerin Gould, Project Coordinator, Alchemist Community Development Corp.

Additional Resources