California Farmland Trust (CFT) is proud to announce Farm Credit, Pacific Coast Producers, Burroughs Family Farms, and Dwelley Family Farms as presenting sponsors of the second annual Race to Slow the Pace 5k/10k, set to take place on September 25 at Bokisch Vineyards in Lodi, CA.
Farm Credit’s support of CFT and the Race to Slow the Pace complements their mission of supporting communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services. Farm Credit members American AgCredit, CoBank, and Farm Credit West are cooperatively-owned lending institutions that specialize in financing farmers, ranchers, farmer-owned cooperatives, rural utilities and agribusinesses, making them a trustworthy source for farmers and landowners.
Pacific Coast Producers joins as a recurring presenting sponsor, after supporting last year’s inaugural event. Pacific Coast Producers prides themselves as an agricultural cooperative representing over 150 family farms, with a focus in the production and processing of canning fruits and tomatoes for various private brands. With production facilities across the West Coast, Pacific Coast Producers stays true to the same world-class standard of making healthy, sustainable, and affordable products for the world to enjoy.
Burroughs Family Farms is enriched with five generations of farming heritage in the northern San Joaquin Valley. Their collaborative efforts remain rooted in offering hand-raised and sustainably-grown products directly to the consumer, while protecting soil and water for generations to come. Their products can be found at area grocers and farmer’s markets or picked up at their farm. As regenerative farming advocates, Burroughs Family Farms’ mission clearly aligns with that of CFT, and the purpose behind the Race to Slow the Pace.
Located in Contra Costa County, Dwelley Family Farms has been growing a large variety of premium fruits and vegetables in the Brentwood area since 1921.Their conventional and organic produce can be found at their local fruit stand or at retail outlets across the Bay Area. With an emphasis on sustainability, all the generations involved in the farm are dedicated to providing the healthiest-quality and best-tasting products to consumers.
“We could not be more thankful to have the industry support from these robust companies and businesses for our second annual Race to Slow the Pace,” said Charlotte Mitchell, executive director at CFT. “Farm Credit, Pacific Coast Producers, Burroughs Family Farms, and Dwelley Family Farms are industry leaders in each of their respective areas, and our collective efforts will make a greater impact in slowing the pace of development on valuable California farmland.”
For event details and information on registering, visit www.cafarmtrust.org/racetoslowthepace.