History of the Office of Farm to Fork
The Office of Farm to Fork was initially an objective of the Health in All Policies (HiAP) Task Force’s Farm to Fork Implementation Plan, endorsed by the Strategic Growth Council in January of 2012. With HiAP’s help, the Department of Education, Department of Food and Agriculture, and Department of Public Health collaborated to form the Office of Farm to Fork within the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).
On September 26th, 2014 the Office of Farm to Fork was formally and permanently established within CDFA when Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 2413. AB 2413, authored by Assembly Speaker John Pérez, officially created the Office of Farm to Fork within the Department of Food and Agriculture and charged the Office with increasing access to healthy foods for underserved communities and schools in the state of California.