This 60 acre farmstead is available to the right farmers or ranchers who want the beauty, community, and convenience of a place like the Capay Valley, with all of its organic farmers and their abundant produce. The house is a truly charming classic 1920's craftsman cotttage. It is surrounded by horse paddocks, fenced almond orchards, a 20 acre hayfield, and 20 more acres of rolling hilltop pasture. There is a seasonal pond and beautiful views of the hills and valley beyond. It is a peaceful place close to Sacramento and the Bay area, but much closer to wild Cache Creek and the Berryessa Snow Mountain Wilderness.
Learn more here!
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
The Occidental Arts & Ecology Center (OAEC) and California Climate Action Network (CalCAN) are hosting a fully funded four-day policy advocacy training for women farmers and ranchers. The training, Forces of Natures: Advocacy Skills Training for Women Farmers and Ranchers, will be held at OAEC in Sonoma, California, on November 9-12, 2017.
The training will boost advocacy skills for women passionate about regenerative ranching and farming, enhance strategic thinking, and provide an environment ripe for networking and mentoring. The training schedule is available online.
Monday, August 28, 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
On-Farm Food Safety Workshop
Thursday, August 31st, 8 AM to noon, Penryn
· Key practices to reduce the risk of produce contamination on your farm
· How to assess your farm's risk of causing food borne illness
· What you will have to do for your farm to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and when
· Things to know for a food safety audit
Workshop fee: $10 per person. Fee includes drinks, snacks, and materials.
Pre-registration is required. Registration and payment are on-line at http://ucanr.edu/survey/
After you’ve registered, you’ll receive an e-mail with directions and a worksheet to assess your farm practices to use at the workshop.
This workshop is supported by the USDA Farm Service Agency, USDA Risk Management Agency and the Western Extension Risk Management Education Program.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
PT/FT Position Available
Eatwell Farm is a 105-acre organic farm in Dixon, California. We deliver our boxes of seasonal produce to our members from Sacramento to the Bay Area. We need a delivery driver Wednesdays, Thursdays, and some Saturdays. We use Sprinter Vans.
If you're interested in a full-time position, we have additional work creating products. Eatwell produces many farm items and is looking to expand into pickled vegetables, jams and jellies, frozen pizza dough, fermented foods, and others.
You must have:
A clean drivers license (DMV drivers record required, available online for $2).
Be fit and able to do the work.
Work safely and swiftly.
Show competence in driving in the Bay Area.
Accurately deliver multiple items to up to 20 locations each day.
Have a high standard of work.
Be courteous and polite.
Commitment of 1 year.
To apply, send resume and letter of interest to email@example.com with 'driver' in the subject line. No phone call or farm visits without invitation.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
The 2014 Farm Bill greatly increased access to crop insurance for organic, diversified, and specialty crop growers, but so far only a small percentage of those who are eligible have taken advantage of these new opportunities. The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is conducting a survey of attitudes about crop insurance, in order to plan educational efforts and make recommendations to the USDA. Confidential and anonymous, the survey takes just 20-30 minutes (on any computer, smart phone, or other mobile device) and is open to anyone who is farming or ranching commercially in the United States. A $20 honorarium is offered to the initial group of respondents. (Honorarium funds are limited.) Please take the survey at www.ncat.org/cropinsurance and share the link with all who may be interested. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, August 4, 2017
If you’re a beginning farmer and have only been farming for a year or two, consider attending the Intro to Farm Business Workshop on November 3rd.
Intro to Farm Business Workshop
to 5 PM UCCE, 11477 E Avenue, Auburn, CA
Learn the basics to get your farm or ranch business running and plan for success.
This one-day intensive workshop is designed for beginning farm and ranch businesses who have started selling their products. Topics include farming as a business, marketing strategies, regulations, risk management, capital expenses, and action planning.
$20 per person, lunch and course materials included. Space is limited to 15 people so please apply early.
Pre-registration is required. Register on-line at http://ucanr.edu/survey/