Partner Farm Program

The CAFF Food Safety Partner Farm Program is an in-depth partnership between farms in California and CAFF. The CAFF Food Safety staff work one-on-one with the Partner Farm to guide them through updating their food safety practices on their farm to achieve whatever food safety goal(s) decided on at the start of the partnership. We recognize that on-farm food safety for small farms looks very at every single farm given the unique risks and circumstances present at every farm. We provide this type of technical assistance to help address the need we’ve heard from growers that they’d like more guided assistance in updating their farm’s food safety program. 

APPLY TO JOIN THE 2020-21 COHORT

Is your farm interested in participating in the Partner Farm Program? Apply to join the 2020-21 cohort below.

Partner Farms

Partner Farms

Mountain Bounty Farm

Partner Farms

Coastal Roots Farm

Mountain Bounty Farm

Mountain Bounty Farm is an 18-acre family farm and independent grower located high on the forested contours of the San Juan Ridge near Nevada City, California. We grow an incredible diversity of vegetables, fruits and cut flowers for our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, wholesale, and local farmers market. Our farm is owned by John Tecklin and Angie Tomey, and operated by a dedicated team of farm managers. Each year we welcome 5 interns to join our crew and share in the experience of farming. 2021 will be our 24th year in production.
Nevada City, California

Coastal Roots Farm

Coastal Roots Farm is a nonprofit Jewish community farm and education center. We cultivate healthy, connected communities by integrating sustainable agriculture, food justice, and ancient Jewish wisdom.  On the Farm, we prioritize techniques that build and maintain soil and sequester carbon, not just to grow great food but also to contribute toward a solution for the larger problem of climate change. Much of our farming approach is consistent with practices established by the first peoples of this land.

Central to the Farm’s work is our commitment to reducing community hunger by growing and distributing fresh, organic produce and eggs to those most marginalized, inspiring environmental stewardship through high-quality farm-based educational programming for youth and adults, and fostering a healthier, more vibrant, and inclusive community and a more sustainable future for our region.

Encinitas, California