Where Your Food Grows and Grazes Program Goes Virtual



California Rangeland Trust is proud to announce its partnership with Raley’s to produce and share virtual tours of three featured ranches and a Raley’s O-N-E Market to offer a big picture approach to food production and nutrition education.

The Rangeland Trust and Raley’s have been partners for the last six years, having launched the “Where Your Food Grows and Grazes” program, which strives to create hands-on learning activities in agricultural education, conservation, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles. Initially designed to offer in-person farm to fork experiences, the program has served over 1000 youth and adults throughout Northern California by taking them on field trips to local farms, ranches, and Raley’s supermarkets.

Prioritizing the health and safety of the community, the Where Your Food Grows and Grazes program was modified, moving away from in-person gatherings. Instead, the Rangeland Trust and Raley’s have been working to create video tours to be shared with youth, educators, and the public.  

“It is important to connect people of all ages to where their food comes from,” said Sarah England, Raley’s Community Programs Coordinator. “By educating our youth, we are protecting the future of agriculture and promoting healthy lifestyles.”

The Rangeland Trust filmed at the Koopmann Ranch in Alameda County, Flying Mule Sheep Company in Placer County, Yolo Land and Cattle in Yolo County, and in a Raley’s O-N-E Market in Truckee, CA, each bringing a unique aspect of food production to show how ranching and store practices positively impact all Californians. The main areas of focus were livestock production and handling, in-store sustainability practices, benefits of targeted grazing, and soil health – as it relates to the products we get from the land.

“We are grateful for the partnership with Raley’s and the emphasis they have put on educating the public about sustainability, conservation, and agriculture,” Michael Delbar, the Rangeland Trust CEO, said. “These tours are just another way that Raley’s continues to put the producers and consumers at the highest priority.”

The California Rangeland Trust, a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation, was created to conserve the open space, natural habitat and stewardship provided by California’s ranches. To date, the Rangeland Trust has protected more than 342,815 Acres of productive grazing lands across the state through the use of conservation easements. For more information, visit www.rangelandtrust.org.

Raley’s is a privately-owned and family-operated customer experience grocery company headquartered in West Sacramento, CA. Raley’s stores are the destination for the best fresh products, affordable offerings and personalized service. The company’s commitment to infusing life with health and happiness by changing the way the world eats, one plate at a time, has made it a trusted source for food, nutrition, and wellness. Raley’s strives to enhance transparency and education in the food system in order to help customers make more informed, healthy food choices. Raley’s operates 126 stores under six banners: Raley’s, Bel Air Markets, Nob Hill Foods, Raley’s O-N-E Market, Food Source and Market 5-ONE-5. Making healthier offerings accessible to everyone, Raley’s has expanded beyond the store to operate grocery curbside pick-up and delivery in their nearby communities. Visit at www.raleys.com.