Archive for February 2019

Fire Survivor: Melissa & Austin Lely, Bee-Well Farms

Fire Survivor: Melissa & Austin Lely, Bee-Well Farms

College sweethearts Melissa and Austin Lely knew they wanted to make a life together not just living off the land, but giving back to it. So after graduating from Chico State in 2012, they jumped at the chance to live

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Finding Your First 10 CSA Customers (VIDEO)

If you’re JUST starting out as a CSA farmer, how do you find those first 10 customers? I think this is the MOST frequently asked question I get. So I finally made a video about it! I share 10 tips

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Cover Crops Database

Cover Crops Database

Cover crops can be broadly defined as any non-cash crop grown in addition to the primary cash crop.  They have the potential to increase soil organic matter (SOM), protect the soil from erosion, improve soil structure and water infiltration, increase

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New Leadership at CAFF & the Farmers Guild: Welcome, Paul Towers!

New Leadership at CAFF & the Farmers Guild: Welcome, Paul Towers!

Today we’re excited to announce new leadership here at Community Alliance with Family Farmers and the Farmers Guild, with Paul Towers assuming the role of Executive Director. We offer our heartfelt thanks and bid farewell to Diane Del Signore who

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Hedgerows: Benefits to Farmers, Benefits to wildlife

Hedgerows: Benefits to Farmers, Benefits to wildlife

A short guide to hedgerow design, installation, and maintenance. Prepared by the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County and CAFF.

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