Meet our Farm-to-Fork panelists

Justin Wandro

Justin Wandro ’06 (English)
Communications and Development Director, Sacramento Loaves and Fishes

For the past eight years, Justin Wandro has been serving the poor and homeless at Loaves and Fishes. He considers it an honor to be part of a team dedicated to helping the most vulnerable members of the community. Wandro has been published in the Partners in Harvest newsletter and quoted in The Economist and on Immaculate Heart Radio. He lives in Sacramento County, where he and his wife wrangle four kids, five chickens and a large garden.

3 food questions with Justin Wandro:

1. What is Sacramento's best food secret?

The incredible farmers markets! I have a large family so we don't eat out very often, but we love to find fresh ingredients at the farmers market and cook up what could only be called gourmet meals. In Sacramento we are so fortunate to have such a wide variety of fresh produce all year long.

2. What is the best thing you've ever eaten OR What is the one food item you couldn't live without?

I have a weakness for ice cream and Sacramento has some delicious shoppes. There's Rich's, Gunther's, Vic's, Leatherby's (Their in house sauces are amazing!), and one of my favorites is a small chocolate shop at Town & Country Village called Capital Confections that has some of the best gelato I've ever tasted. It's not a healthy habit, but it's certainly a pleasant one.

3. What does Farm to Fork mean to you?

I believe the best food you can eat is fresh, unprocessed food. Farm to Fork is about getting as much of that fresh, unprocessed food to people’s forks. It means eliminating as much processing, transporting and storing of food as possible so that we can enjoy the incredible flavor and increased nutrients from food that's practically still growing. It means creating a community where we know where our food came from and often the farmer who grew it. 

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