Transforming the Hood for G.O.O.D.

(Growing Our Own Destiny)
Urban Farm
to Fork is a
way of life

Our mission is to transform the hood for G.O.O.D. using urban agriculture as a tool for community engagement, empowerment and employment.

With a single seed, not much bigger than the period at the end of this sentence, we hope to rebuild and restore South Oak Park to a healthier place where all families have equitable access to the resources they need to thrive.
Starting with a few plants in the backyard, our vision has grown to showing communities the answers contained in the soil.

  • Growing Food

    Farm Stand, Internship, Project GOOD

  • Growing People

    Education, Youth Maker Space, Project GOOD

  • Growing Community

    Soil Sisters, Fruit Gleaning, Garden Builds

Calendar of Events

Apr
25
Thu
Transplant Tuesday & Thursday: Open Urban Farm Days @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Apr 25 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Transplant Tuesday & Thursday: Open Urban Farm Days @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

If you want to turnip your garden skills, come learn by doing! Join us weekly for free farm training. Come when you want, leave when you want. Learn whatever tasks are happening day of!


All work will take place outdoors. Please dress appropriately (comfortable shoes and clothing that you don't mind getting dirty). Bring water bottles if needed. 

Grow Your Own Tea Garden @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Grow Your Own Tea Garden @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

Growing organic herbs to make tea is one of the most economical and easiest ways to help our bodies heal naturally without harmful pesticides that are often used in commercial tea products. There are herbs to help improve our immune system, for energy, concentration, digestion and the list goes on!


You are invited to join us for an evening of learning how to grow and make your own tea. Each participant will get to learn how to plant from seeds and cuttings and take them home, along with tea recipes, a small bundle of herbs, and a basic tea garden design.



Apr
27
Sat
Planting your Spring Garden! @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Planting your Spring Garden! @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

Learn how to get started with planting your spring garden!


During this class you will learn:
-Health, environmental & social benefits of cultivating an organic garden
-Specific garden tasks to plant your spring garden
-What kind of crops to plant for a spring/summer harvest
-Soil fertility & more!

Each participant will get to take home an exclusive #yisraelpassion planting guide & organic non-GMO seeds to start their garden!


Scholarships are available. Apply here!

Apr
30
Tue
Transplant Tuesday & Thursday: Open Urban Farm Days @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Apr 30 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Transplant Tuesday & Thursday: Open Urban Farm Days @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

If you want to turnip your garden skills, come learn by doing! Join us weekly for free farm training. Come when you want, leave when you want. Learn whatever tasks are happening day of!


All work will take place outdoors. Please dress appropriately (comfortable shoes and clothing that you don't mind getting dirty). Bring water bottles if needed. 

May
2
Thu
Transplant Tuesday & Thursday: Open Urban Farm Days @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Transplant Tuesday & Thursday: Open Urban Farm Days @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

If you want to turnip your garden skills, come learn by doing! Join us weekly for free farm training. Come when you want, leave when you want. Learn whatever tasks are happening day of!


All work will take place outdoors. Please dress appropriately (comfortable shoes and clothing that you don't mind getting dirty). Bring water bottles if needed. 

May
4
Sat
Afro Yoga x Yisrael Family Urban Farm: Urban Farm Yoga! @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Afro Yoga x Yisrael Family Urban Farm: Urban Farm Yoga! @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

WE ARE BACK for another Urban Farm Yoga!


Angie from Afro Yoga will lead us through a gentle vinyasa class surrounded by nature. This class is open to all levels (especially beginners) and is family friendly. 


Please bring your own mat and water vessel. There will be a tea & water station for everyone to enjoy. 


Angie is the founder of Afro Yoga in Sacramento, that focused on creating a movement for women of color through community and collaboration. She is passionate about sharing the true meaning of yoga, and teaching people how to take the principles from the physical practice into their lives off the mat.


Love offering: $5. No one turned away for lack of funds.





Gardening Basics: Dealing with Garden Pests @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Gardening Basics: Dealing with Garden Pests @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

We all have little critters in our garden, but there is a way to prevent and control outbreaks in a way that is safe for the planet, your plants and your family! You will have the opportunity to identify common garden pests and how to implement organic practices in preventing and treating them.


Scholarships are available. Apply here!

May
7
Tue
Transplant Tuesday & Thursday: Open Urban Farm Days @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
May 7 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Transplant Tuesday & Thursday: Open Urban Farm Days @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

If you want to turnip your garden skills, come learn by doing! Join us weekly for free farm training. Come when you want, leave when you want. Learn whatever tasks are happening day of!


All work will take place outdoors. Please dress appropriately (comfortable shoes and clothing that you don't mind getting dirty). Bring water bottles if needed. 

May
9
Thu
Transplant Tuesday & Thursday: Open Urban Farm Days @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
May 9 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Transplant Tuesday & Thursday: Open Urban Farm Days @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

If you want to turnip your garden skills, come learn by doing! Join us weekly for free farm training. Come when you want, leave when you want. Learn whatever tasks are happening day of!


All work will take place outdoors. Please dress appropriately (comfortable shoes and clothing that you don't mind getting dirty). Bring water bottles if needed. 

RECIPES

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  • Indian-Inspired Mulligatawny

    Indian-Inspired Mulligatawny
    recipe
  • Sweet Potato Chili

    By: Judith Yisrael    Ι   January 26, 2018

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    The warm healing spices of garlic, cumin, cinnamon, coriander, turmeric, and chili powder are the perfect combination as we descend into the final days of winter.  The warmth of these spices will fill our homes and bodies as we get cozy with our big blankets, warm fires, and soft sweaters.

    The star of this hearty winter dish are the sweet potatoes. The tender sweetness of the potatoes add a balance with the richness of the spices. The potatoes add quality protein and substantial quantities of vitamins A, B, and C, while the pungent spices stimulate the immune system and increases circulation.

    Double the recipe if feeding a crowd, or save and meal prep for leftovers during the week. Leftover chili are delicious on tortilla chips garnished with fresh onion, olives, lettuce and guacamole. Leftovers can also be made into Shepherd's Pie or enchiladas.

    Sweet Potato Chili

    Prep Time: 30 minutes

    Cook Time: 40 minutes

    1 hour, 10 minutes

    Entree

    Yield: 6

    Sweet Potato Chili

    Ingredients

    • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
    • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
    • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded, finely chopped
    • 6 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano (or 3 tablespoons of fresh)
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons of chili powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons of cumin
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons of coriander
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon turmeric
    • 1 large sweet potato, unpeeled, cut into cubes
    • 2 cups diced tomatoes
    • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
    • 2 cups vegetable broth, or water
    • 2 cups chopped spinach, kale (or other winter greens in my garden)
    • salt to taste

    Instructions

    1. Heat coconut oil over medium heat until warm. Add the onion and saute for 3 to 5 minutes.
    2. Add the jalapeno, garlic, oregano, chili powder, cumin, coriander, and turmeric about 1 minute stirring often.
    3. Add the tomatoes, cacao powder, broth, beans and sweet potatoes. Bring to a simmer and simmer about 10 minutes or until potatoes are almost tender.
    4. Add the winter greens and simmer until greens are tender. Add salt to taste.
    5. Serve in bowls with garnish.

    Notes

    garnishes can include: Cilantro, fresh onion, sliced avocado, olives, hot sauce

    http://www.yisraelfamilyfarm.net/portfolio/sweet-potato-chili/

    Sweet Potato Chili
    recipe
  • Leeky Potato Galette with Sunflower Crust

    Leeky Potato Galette with Sunflower Crust

    Ingredients

      Dough
    • ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • ½ cup spelt flour
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1 cup (2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
      Filling
    • Filling and Assembly
    • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
    • Olive oil more for drizzling
    • 2 large leeks, white and pale-green parts only, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced
    • 4 ounces fresh goat cheese
    • 5 tablespoons coconut milk
    • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
    • Extra flour (for surface)
    • 6 tablespoons coarsely chopped dill, divided, plus sprigs for serving
    • 2 large Yukon Gold potatoes, thinly sliced (I also tried this recipe using parsnips, yum)
    • 1 large egg, beaten to blend

    Instructions

      Dough
    1. Pulse sunflower seeds in a food processor until coarsely ground. Add flour, salt, and sugar and pulse to combine. Add butter and pulse just until a coarse meal forms. With motor running, gradually stream in ½ cup ice water and process until dough comes together. Transfer dough to a work surface; form into a ball, then flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic and chill at least 30 minutes.
    2. Do Ahead: Dough can be made 1 day ahead. Keep chilled.
      Filling and Assembly
    1. Preheat oven to 400º. Heat 1 Tbsp. coconut oil in a small skillet over medium-low. Cook leeks, stirring occasionally, until softened but without taking on any color, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
    2. Mix goat cheese, coconut milk, and garlic in a medium bowl to combine; season with salt and black pepper.
    3. Divide dough into 4 pieces.
    4. Roll out 1 piece of dough on a lightly floured surface to an 8" round; transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Using an offset spatula, spread one-quarter of goat cheese mixture over dough, leaving a 1" border. Scatter 1 Tbsp. dill evenly over, then top with a thin layer of potato slices. Drizzle with oil; season with salt. Scatter one-quarter of leeks over potatoes. Fold edges of dough over filling, tucking and overlapping slightly as needed.
    5. Repeat with remaining dough, goat cheese mixture, chopped dill, potatoes, and leeks and more oil and salt to make 3 more galettes. Brush top of dough with egg.
    6. Bake galettes until crusts are golden brown and potatoes are soft, 30–40 minutes. Drizzle with honey (optional) and top with dill sprigs.; season with salt and black pepper.

    Notes

    Recipe adapted from bonappetit.com . Photo credits to bonappetit.com

    http://www.yisraelfamilyfarm.net/portfolio/leeky-potato-galette-with-sunflower-crust/

    Leeky Potato Galette with Sunflower Crust
    recipe
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