Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences
NFCS Program at UC Cooperative Extension in Riverside County connects the people of Riverside County with research and resources from the University of California.
NFCS Program is working to address two UC ANR Strategic Vision 2025 Initiatives:
1) Healthy Families and Communities
- Promoting healthy behaviors for childhood obesity prevention
- Helping consumers make informed decision regarding food choices, nutrition and health
- Improving consumers' food management skills
2) Ensure Safe and Secure Food Supplies
- Educating community organizations and consumers on safe food handling practices
This month, the County of Riverside in partnership with the Riverside County Farm Bureau (RCFB), launched a new website: Riverside County Ag Trail (http://agtrail.rivcoca.org/index.html) to showcase the County’s diverse agricultural regions. Riverside County is home to more than 1,700 farming operations, encompassing a variety of agricultural products including citrus crops, tree and vine crops, vegetable and melon crops, field and seed crops, and livestock and poultry and related products. In addition, Riverside County features over 15 major festivals and fairs every year. These festivals include the Date Festival in Indio, the Lavender Festival and the Cherry Festival in Beaumont, the Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival, and the San Jacinto Agricultural Festival. If you are looking for information about agricultural tourism or where to go to get farm fresh fruits and vegetables in Riverside County, check this website.
Also, the University of California Cooperative Extension—Small Farm Program has more information about California Agricultural Tourism. For more information visit http://www.calagtour.org/