Safeway Partners With California Department of Agriculture to Promote Local

As part of Safeway's new "Locally Grown" initiative, Rick Pickering, vice president of Safeway this morning joined with Will Brown, undersecretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture and Ron Fong, chief executive officer of the California Grocers Association, to distribute samples of locally grown produce at one of the company's Sacramento locations.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — As part of Safeway's new "Locally Grown" initiative, Rick Pickering, vice president of Safeway, this morning joined with Will Brown, undersecretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture and Ron Fong, chief executive officer of the California Grocers Association, to distribute samples of locally grown produce at one of the company's Sacramento locations.

Representatives from farms including Jopson Ranch, G&S Farms, Ratto Brothers Produce,

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