In 2009, national leaders in sustainable agriculture and local food business launched the Food Commons initiative. Together with the Fresno Metro Ministry, Tower Urban Family Farm, T&D Willey Farms, Sweet Home Ranch, and Ooooby we are growing the first Food Commons prototype project. Additionally, Food Commons national is growing in Atlanta, Georgia and is gaining support in Seattle, Los Angeles and Boston.
Our business planning and feasibility studies were supported by private foundations including the 11th Hour Project, the TomKat Charitable Trust, the James Millis Jr. Family Fund, and Patagonia Corporation. Additional support comes from the California Department of Food and Agriculture, USDA, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and individual donors.