Today, Zia picked up his first paycheck. After many months, ABIRC and the University of Cooperative California Extension, Fresno has helped Zia become an official vendor for the Fresno Unified School District. The first order of Thai chili was distributed at the Nutrition Center and will soon be cooked into sweet and chili sauce. In the course of a couple of weeks, the taste-testing experiment will take place with the students. Potentially, it will be added to the menu as a condiment.
We hope that the experiment will go well with the students and hope to have more vendors to become a part of the process. #BuyLocal!
Special thanks to the University of Cooperative, California Extension and FUSD collaboration for assisting ABIRC in making this happen.