Alchemist CDC is a mission-driven organization that connects Sacramento area communities to land, food, and opportunities toward a vision in which all neighborhoods are vibrant, equitable, healthy, and diverse.
We are best known for enhancing the quality of life in under-resourced communities by improving access to nutritious foods, implementing community-supported public green spaces, and fostering economic self-sufficiency through business entrepreneurship.
Recognizing that community residents often have the best insight and ideas for addressing their own community’s needs, we see ourselves as building a trellis that provides the structure and support on which grassroots efforts can flourish and grow.
CalFresh at Farmers’ Markets
Alchemist CDC facilitates the use of CalFresh (previously known as Food Stamps) at farmers’ markets
CalFresh customers can receive matching incentive funds for using their benefits at farmers’ markets
Alchemist Microenterprise Academy
A 12-week program teaching the fundamentals of starting and growing a food business
34th Street Offramp
Working with Caltrans to create a resident developed and led entrance to Oak Park