Fiona Ma for State Assembly

Officials want Sundays dedicated to eating California-grown foods

State lawmakers, farmers and representatives of California's massive agriculture industry today urged Golden State residents to dedicate Sundays to eating California-grown foods.

"Eat Local, Buy California Grown Day" is a byproduct of Assembly Concurrent Resolution 42, recently approved by the state Assembly and Senate.

Proponents contend that California's economy could be boosted by more than $15 billion annually if Californians pledged to eat all locally grown foods just one day a week.

The resolution was introduced on March 23 - "California Ag Day" at the Capitol - by Assembly members Fiona Ma, D-San Francisco, and Cathleen Galgiani, D-Livingston.

The campaign is supported by numerous state agricultural groups, including the Fresno-based California Table Grape Commission.

Californians can support the program and get more information on it by visiting the campaign's Facebook page at