Alchemist CDC Updates

Pansy transformation, with more to come

When Alchemist began working with the vacant lot on Pansy Avenue it was being used as a dumping ground. In addition to illegal dumping, neighbors expressed concern of other illegal activities occurring there. One neighbor stated the area “[n]eeds to be kept clean so...

A successful Big Day of Giving!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to a very successful Big Day of Giving! We raised over $2,900 for Alchemist CDC's important programs. And everyone combined contributed a whopping $7.1 million to Sacramento area nonprofits. Thank...

Market Match Survey Results

As part of our Market Match program, we regularly do customer surveys. We recently received results from 2015/16 surveys and there are some very encouraging results. Because of Market Match, 82.9% of respondents said the amount of fruits and vegetables they purchase...

Reflecting on 2016

2016 was a record year for Alchemist CDC at the farmers’ market. We began CalFresh processing at three additional markets, which gave us 13 markets total. At these markets, we saw over $248,000 spent in CalFresh last year. This means lower-income families were able to...

Thank you for attending Cider for a Cause!

Thanks to everyone who showed up on January 29th at Two Rivers Cider Company  to show your support for Alchemist CDC. We enjoyed hanging out with friends, listening to music, drinking awesome locally produced hard cider and eating delicious food from Slightly Skewed...

Alchemy Kitchen project highlighted in the Sacramento Bee

The Sacramento Bee published an article regarding our Alchemy Kitchen project. "A food business incubator, Douglas said, could help small farmers start or expand their output of value-added products, or the foodstuffs they make with the crops they harvest. It could...

Thanks for attending our Catalyst for Change fundraiser!

  Thank you to everyone for your generous support and for joining us at our Catalyst for Change event.     Sponsors Food Access Ally ($1000) California Medical Association UFCW Western States Council Hilary Haycock, Harbage Consulting Alchemist Supporter ($500)...

Market Match Spending on the Rise

Market Match is an incentive and bonus program offered to Calfresh food stamp recipients and it is the best way to make CalFresh dollars go further at the farmers’ market. When someone spends their CalFresh benefits at participating farmers’ markets, they receive...

CalFresh households benefit from EBT at local farmers markets

From 2009 to 2014, government assistance known nationally as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) redemptions at farmers markets have grown by 350 percent. Locally, it is estimated that up to 200,000 CalFresh-eligible households in Sacramento, Yolo,...