Alchemist CDC Updates

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,...

What a difference a year makes!

Alchemist CDC has seen the number of CalFresh dollars spent at its markets rise from $15,204 in May 2015 to $16,763 in May 2016! Some specific markets have seen particularly impressive increases:           Market Name CalFresh Dollars Redeemed in May 2015 CalFresh...

Pansy Ave. Pocket Park?

[UPDATE] On Tuesday, May 3rd, on the Sacramento City Council approved a consent calendar vote on "Disposition of 3601 Pansy Avenue" to formally begin the process of transferring control of the lot to Alchemist CDC. We look forward to working with SHRA as we move...

Vegan Chefs’ Table event was a success!

A big thank you to everyone who attended and helped out at our Vegan Chefs' Table event. It was delicious and fun. I look forward to seeing everyone again at next year's event. Event sponsors: Two Rivers Cider Co.  In kind supporters of this event include: Two Rivers...

Thank you Mulvaney’s B&L

Alchemist CDC would like to thank Mulvaney's B&L and Patrick and Bobbin Mulvaney for a $5,000 contribution from the proceeds of the Pigs on Ice event. Thanks also go out to Mulvaney's B&L staff,  Heller Pacific/Ice Blocks and all of the attendees and volunteers that...

Thanks for everyone that joined in being a Catalyst for Change!

Alchemist CDC's annual Catalyst For Change fundraiser was a great success. Attendees enjoyed delicious pizza from Federalist Public House, judged a pizza cook-off and enjoyed bocce ball and great conversations.                   Sponsors: Neighborhood Champion ($1000)...

Market Match is back! Double your food dollars!

Spring into fresh fruits and vegetables!  Market Match is being offered at 16 farmers markets in Sacramento and Yolo Counties. This means that CalFresh recipients can maximize their monthly benefits by adding up to $5-$20.00 to their grocery buying budget when...

New Year’s Resolutions & Nonprofits

According to Luis D. Sosa, Communications Associate at Sacramento Region Community Foundation in his blog entry about resolutions for the New Year, the Sacramento area has some amazing nonprofits that can help everyone stay true to their resolutions all year long,...