Alchemist CDC is a mission-driven organization that connects Sacramento area communities to land, food, and opportunity 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 residents often have the best ideas for improving their neighborhoods and city, we see ourselves as providing a sort of community laboratory. We are committed to creativity and are constantly experimenting with new projects and ideas. Those projects that prove impactful and sustainable may go on to grow into mature programs, whereas others become valuable learning experiences. In every case, we serve as a catalyst for change.
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 (AMA)
A 12-week program teaching the fundamentals of starting and growing a food business