Donors and friends of Greenbelt Alliance experienced the Bay Area’s agriculture in downtown San Francisco on Thursday, May 16. Our annual happy hour featured local farms and ranches and their products, including wines and tastings from our lead sponsor McEvoy Ranch.
Thanks to our guests’ generosity, we exceeded our fundraising goal and raised over $50,000. That’s a huge boost for protecting and supporting local agriculture.
Check out photos from the evening on Facebook and tag us @greenbeltalliance to add your own. You can also find, follow, and support the local businesses that shared their tasty treats with us below.
Special thanks to Guido Frosini from True Grass Farms for sharing his story about being a next generation farmer and forwarding sustainable farming practices in the Bay Area.
Contributions from our Farms and Ranches Forever Fest support our work to protect agricultural land across the Bay Area. This year’s featured campaign is Contra Costa County where major sprawling expansions threaten local farms and ranches. The greatest threat today is the city of Brentwood’s “build-out” plan that would consume 2,100 acres of prime farm and ranch land outside of the urban limit line. We’re working with local voters to stop the proposal and instead, promote sustainable development within the city. We are also shaping the county’s policies to support the agricultural economy while guarding against inappropriate development.
There’s still time to to support our farms and ranches work. Take action today or click here to donate. With your support, we’ll provide better long-term protection for farms, ranches, and local food.
Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors
Greenbelt Alliance Board Member Laney Thornton and Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP
Jackson Family Wines
Open Space Sponsors
American Farmland Trust | PulteGroup | Reuben, Junius & Rose LLP
Tom & JaMel Perkins
Local Food Champions
Elliot Evers | Jon & Kitty Harvey | Diane B. Wilsey
Craig Hartman & Jan O’Brien
Open Space Sponsors
William Evers & Melinda Elllis Evers | Douglas & Kaatri Grigg | Deepak Kamlani | Laurel Prevetti & Bob Hawn | Andrew & Linda Rosenberg Ach
Marianne Gaddy | David Hearth & Lauren Hall
Featured Farms, Ranches, Local Food & Drinks
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Photo: Jalen Oneal