The Food Future is Here

Podcast Series

Community Vision’s six-part podcast series “The Food Future is Here” is a powerful take on how the California FreshWorks community is changing the food system. The series, hosted by Leticia Corona, a small business advisor, and Ome Quetzal Lopez, a social commentator,  centralizes the voices of BIPOC-owned small businesses and community-centered food system advocates. Together we are paving the way toward an equitable and sustainable food system.

To learn more about California FreshWorks visit cafreshworks.com

January 11, 2021

Episode 1
Examining the Impacts of the California FreshWorks Program

With Esperanza Pallana, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Community Vision and Administrator of California FreshWorks, and Mariela Cedeño, Interim Director at Mandela Partners.

January 19, 2021

Episode 2
Community Ownership of the Food System

With Andrea Thalley, a Co-Owner of Mandela Grocery Cooperative, and Neil Thapar, Co-Director at Minnow.

January 25, 2021

Episode 3
Community-Centered Business for Healthy People & Economy

With Miriam Martinez, Owner of La Jacka Mobile, and Nydia Cárdenas, local business consultant. This episode is in Spanish. Este episodio esta en español.

February 1, 2021

Episode 4
Central Valley Investment in the Food System

With Esperanza Pallana, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Community Vision and Administrator of California FreshWorks, and Isabel Guzman, Director at the California office of the Small Business Advocate.

February 8, 2021

Episode 5
COVID Business Impacts & Recovery

With Rani Langer-Croager, Co-Founder & CEO at the Uptima Entrepreneur Cooperative, and Daniel Tellalian, Founder & CEO of Angel City Advisors.

February 15, 2021

Episode 6
FreshWorks Ecosystems

With Genoveva Islas, Director at Cultiva La Salud, and Anthony Chang, Director at Kitchen Table Advisors.