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As the voice of sustainable agriculture here in California, we at CAFF & The Farmers Guild work to make sure the issues and perspectives of our family farm community gets heard. From the New York Times to local papers, new ag policies to trends in local food, we’re helping to shape the conversation about who grows our food and how.

COVID-19 Sparks a Rebirth of the Local Farm Movement

Yes! Magazine – When the coronavirus pandemic hit, the future of the Cannard Family Farm—whose organic vegetables supplied a single Berkeley restaurant—was looking stark. Ross Cannard is the son of an iconic leader in the local organic movement in California.

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23 Organizations Eliminating Food Waste During COVID-19

ECOWATCH – To eliminate the food surplus in California’s food system, CAFF works with farmers to redirect their food supply away from their usual commercial customers and into the hands of consumers. Additionally, CAFF created a spreadsheet designed to connect the state’s food

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How Covid-19 Is Transforming Our Food System

KPFA – Within just a few short months, the Covid-19 pandemic has transformed just about every facet of our society. That includes our food system, where the multiple impacts of the crisis are impossible to ignore. It’s changed how we

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Emergency fund to help Calif farmers

AG CLIPS – Effort to support farmers most impacted by COVID-19, economic turmoil. Given the pressing challenges facing California farmers as a result of Covid-19, Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) is launching a new fund to support those farmers

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San Diego ag all the rage in coronavirus age

ESCONDIDO GRAPEVINE – During a webinar last week aimed at helping farmers find solutions to market instability created by the pandemic, Evan Wiig of the Community Alliance with Family Farmers in Davis encouraged small farms to work together and aggregate

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Growing Pains

COMSTOCK — Local farmers work hard to respond and adapt to the coronavirus pandemic. As the coronavirus pandemic has upended the U.S. economy, farmers are trying to figure out how to survive, which is especially critical in California where most

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CAFF on Governor Newsom’s proposed budget

MORNING AG CLIPS — Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF), a nonprofit organization that serves small- and mid-scale farmers in California, issued the following statement from Executive Director Paul Towers in response to Governor Newsom’s 2020-2021 budget proposal: “CAFF applauds

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Shouldering the Burden

COMSTOCK – Progressive-minded farmers in the Capital Region undertake steps to battle and adapt to climate change. “David Kaisel has to run to the hardware store. He needs to fix his combine harvester, he explains, taking off his ball cap

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Photography in Support of Women Owned CSA’s

SONOMA COUNTY GAZETTE – This past Saturday Nov 16, I attended a very unusual and heartwarming event at REFRAME Hair Gallery  run by Nevuah Tova  and Cameron Nairn Wayland the owners. The event Glamour + Grit: Art Show & CSA Fair, featured

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Eureka hospital employees excited for local foods

HEALTHCARE WITHOUT HARM — Local food has become a priority for individuals and institutions across the country as people are increasingly interested in knowing where their food comes from. Consistently listed as a “hot trend” by the American Restaurant Association

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The New Pioneers

NorthBay biz magazine July, 2016 Issue Here in the North Bay, we enjoy a bounty of local, farm-to-table, organic and naturally grown fruits, vegetables, dairy products and meats. When we slice a tomato, we know where it comes from. But

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