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Updated Food Safety Plan in Spanish

Updated Food Safety Plan in Spanish

CAFF’s free food safety plan template for small farmers has recently been updated. The template is geared towards farmers that need to be in compliance with the federal Food Safety Modernization Act. The Spanish version of the template is available

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Ruhstaller Farm & Brewery Seeking Hoppy Farmhands

Ruhstaller Farm & Brewery Seeking Hoppy Farmhands

Ruhstaller is a Brewery & Hop Farm in Dixon, CA. We grow hops on about 8 acres and we grow 35 acres of walnuts. We approach farming with a holistic and long-term vision: we want to grow high quality hops

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Experienced Farm Hand

Experienced Farm Hand

Farm Hand/Harvester Needed Who we are: Solidarity Farm is a family farm located in Pauma Valley, CA. We operate a 10-acre diversified fruit and vegetable operation and sell our products locally. We are seeking an experienced farm hand to join

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Fund Gives Sacramento Small Farmers New Tools To Recover from Pandemic

Fund Gives Sacramento Small Farmers New Tools To Recover from Pandemic

Sacramento, CA – With many small farms still reeling from the Covid-19 pandemic, Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) announced today that the nonprofit is launching a fund to help local farmers recover from and prepare for future crises.   Sacramento’s

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Farm Crew Members

Farm Crew Members

Suncatcher Farm in Petaluma is hiring! We are a 10 acre farm seeking hard working people to help us grow and harvest a wide variety of specialty crops. We are seeking people who are highly motivated to work on a

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Office Manager

Office Manager

The Dixon Resource Conservation District (RCD) is recruiting for a Part-Time Office Manager position.  The Dixon RCD is a Special District located in Dixon, California.  This position provides critical administrative support to District functions and operations. The ideal candidate would

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Garden Manager

Garden Manager

NOW HIRING GARDEN/FARM MANAGER To manage the gardens at the Mendocino County Jail in Ukiah. Full time position managing the 1.5 acre farm growing produce, herbs, flowers etc. You’ll be working with volunteers and inmates to cultivate the gardens and

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Agrihood Farm Manager

Agrihood Farm Manager

Run all aspects of small farm, including crop rotation, soil amendment, irrigation, pest control and harvesting Operate rototiller and other farm equipment Perform supply & inventory purchasing and management Schedule/Manage 1-2 part-time farmers assigned to site. Schedule visits/work packages with

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Farm assistant

Farm assistant

The farm assistant assists with the management of a 17 acres biodynamic herb and vegetable farm. Helping with/feeding livestock and working with compost are part of the requirements. We are looking for someone who loves working with plants and animals. We

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Farm Worker

Farm Worker

We are a small farm in a warm, beautiful part of the Carmel Valley looking for a hardworking, self-motivated, experienced, long term farm labor employee to join our team.  We work all year round, offer competitive pay, paid vacation time

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Farm and Landscape Manager

Farm and Landscape Manager

Puma Springs Vineyards – Farm and Landscape Manager (Healdsburg) The Company A small private estate with a 15-acre certified organic vineyard has a full-time, hands-on position available. The Candidate The ideal candidate will be experienced in landscape/vineyard/animal care maintenance and

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Farm assistant

Farm assistant

The farm assistant assists with the management of a 17 acres biodynamic herb and vegetable farm. Helping with/feeding livestock and working with compost are part of the requirements. We are looking for someone who loves working with plants and animals.

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harvest crew

harvest crew

Free Spirit Farm Job Description Free Spirit Farm is a 10 acre organic farm with mixed fruit, berry and vegetable production in Winters California. We will be going into our 14th season and are looking to hire 1-2 people for

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harvest crew

harvest crew

Free Spirit Farm is a 10 acre organic farm with mixed fruit, berry and vegetable production in Winters California. We will be going into our 14th season and are looking to hire 1-2 people for the season starting around the

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Getting the Biologically Integrated Orchard Systems (BIOS) demonstration project off the ground!

Getting the Biologically Integrated Orchard Systems (BIOS) demonstration project off the ground!

The BIOS project is underway! CAFF’s Ecological Farming team has been busy the past several weeks setting up the Biologically Integrated Orchards Systems (BIOS) project at six demonstration sites located in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys. We are excited

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Bold Climate & Agriculture Bill Introduced in Congress

Bold Climate & Agriculture Bill Introduced in Congress

Today, Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME-1) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced the Agriculture Resilience Act (ARA) in Congress, outlining a farmer-focused, research-driven path to net zero agriculture. This Earth Day, CAFF is proud to endorse this bill on behalf of

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Water Smart Farming

Water Smart Farming

On-farm water conservation practice, slides created by Keith Ables of the Sonoma County Resource Conservation District for CAFF’s “Farming During Drought” Webinar, 4/19/21  

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Sacramento Farmer Resilience Micro-Grants

Sacramento Farmer Resilience Micro-Grants

FUND PURPOSE As farmers continue to recover and adapt to the pandemic, the Sacramento Farmer Resilience Micro-Grant Program seeks to help farmers prepare for changes in the local food system, from markets to drought, fires to climate change. These new grants,

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Farm Hand

Farm Hand

An agricultural research company is looking to fill a farm hand position. Job responsibilities will include maintenance of 20-acre research farm. Including, but not limited to: • Weeding • Irrigating • Fertilizing • Operating various farm equipment Job requirements: •

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Farm Manager

Farm Manager

Who we are: Global Quality Foods, Inc. is an expanding and diversified company with a 350-acre property in Bethel Island, CA.  We are exploring options on how to best develop this land as a production farm to raise/grow different produce,

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Video: Farming During Drought

Video: Farming During Drought

Webinar recording of “Farming During Drought” hosted by the Sonoma County CAFF chapter together with the Sonoma RCD, exploring water smart farming practices as well as government support for farmers and ranchers.

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On Farm Composting Video

On Farm Composting Video

This video explores on-farm composting, including a brief overview of California’s new best management practices mandate for on-farm composting as well as the food safety and organic requirements. Hear from two different farmers, including a on-site video of the Frog

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RFP: CAFF Seeking Agile Software Developer for School Food Solution

RFP: CAFF Seeking Agile Software Developer for School Food Solution

Kids in California schools want more fresh fruits and veggies from local farmers, but schools don’t have the tools to buy them. We’ve created and vetted the first contracting tools to address school food purchasing needs in California and have

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Farm Hand

Farm Hand

We are hiring, 1-2 people full time and year around growing.  Umbel Roots is a biodynamic/ Organic (Soon to be CCOF certified) farm in Fairfield CA who supplies our CSA and Michelin Star restaurants with amazing produce.  We are looking

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U-Pick & Farmer’s Market Stand Host

U-Pick & Farmer’s Market Stand Host

We will need someone to help us run our U-pick and Farmer’s Market stand for our large family farm. This is a seasonal position, running from early May to early August (dates may vary). This position is part time at

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Seeking Full-time Farmer/Gardener + Kidcare/Nanny on Rural Community Property in Sonoma Valley (Possible Housing)

Seeking Full-time Farmer/Gardener + Kidcare/Nanny on Rural Community Property in Sonoma Valley (Possible Housing)

We are seeking a truly wonderful live-in childcare support person who’s joy it is to hang out and play with our community’s small gang of little people, and who also has skills & experience in organic or biodynamic farming/gardening so

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CAFF Week of Action 2021

CAFF Week of Action 2021

CALLING ALL FAMILY FARMERS: MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! Join us for CAFF’s (first ever!) Week of Action, May 17 – 19th, a series of virtual meetings with your state legislators! In order to make change in the California food & farming landscape–from fair

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Farm and Landscape Manager

Farm and Landscape Manager

Position as Farm and Landscape Manager for 15 acre certified organic vineyard. Vineyard is set within 25 acre estate property with owner residence, formal and informal landscaping throughout. Five years experience in production vineyard or similar required. Advanced landscaping maintenance

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Organic orchard internship

Organic orchard internship

Round River Farm is seeking 2 paid interns for the months of July & August, 2021. Round River Farm is a 40 acre certified organic walnut orchard and home in Witter Springs, California (near Upper Lake).  As a husband-wife team,

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Adjunct Instructor – Agriculture Mechanics & Tractors – Santa Rosa Junior College

Adjunct Instructor – Agriculture Mechanics & Tractors – Santa Rosa Junior College

Adjunct Instructor – Agriculture Mechanics: The Agriculture Department at Santa Rosa Junior College is currently seeking applications for an adjunct instructor to teach our Agriculture Mechanics (AGMEC 50) class focused on tractors for Fall 2021.  The class is designed to

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organic heirloom orchard focused, live onsite farm hand

organic heirloom orchard focused, live onsite farm hand

If you have ever dreamed of spending a season on a beautiful little farm this may be the job for you. We are a small organic family farm on a river with 16 acres of heirloom apples. 80 varieties. We

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Farmer Opportunity: Local Food Access for Seniors

Farmer Opportunity: Local Food Access for Seniors

Eligible farmers, farmers markets and other local aggregators have a unique opportunity to help distribute fresh, local produce to seniors across California. The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program may look a little different during COVID but the state and federal

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CAFF’s Week of Action: 2021

CAFF’s Week of Action: 2021

Join Community Alliance with Family Farmers as we head to the state Capitol (virtually) to call on lawmakers to invest in family farmers, regenerative agriculture, and healthier, more equitable local food systems for all. From public webinars featuring conversations with state leaders to one-on-one

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Small Farm Program Assistant (CES3), Santa Clara County, Job ID#17318

Small Farm Program Assistant (CES3), Santa Clara County, Job ID#17318

The Small Farm Program Assistant CES 3 (Community Education Specialist 3) is a Spanish/English bi-lingual position, receiving general instruction from the Small Farms and Specialty Crops Advisor in Santa Clara, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties.  This position will develop

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Crew Member

Crew Member

Internship Details:   Bio-dynamic community farm crew position is in the epic Round Valley! Stipend, meals, housing, WIFI, experiential education provided. Join skilled crew members, 2 farmers, numerous volunteers, animals and livestock on this unique, legendary, biodynamic farm. Fun fact!

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Organic Blueberry Harvest Crew Manager

Organic Blueberry Harvest Crew Manager

We are looking for energetic, independent individuals with excellent communication skills to help manage harvest on our certified organic blueberry farm during the 2021 harvest season (May-late July).  This is a seasonal full time paid position. We are one of

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FARMER AND WORKDAY COORDINATOR AT WOOLMAN FARM

FARMER AND WORKDAY COORDINATOR AT WOOLMAN FARM

Farmer and Workday Coordinator For full job description and more about Woolman, please visit: https://woolman.org/2021/03/22/job-opening-farmer-and-workday-coordinator/   Summary of Position: This is two part-time positions (30 hours/week farming and 10 hours/week workday coordination) put together to create one full time position. We

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California’s small farmers thank state leaders for critical pandemic relief support

California’s small farmers thank state leaders for critical pandemic relief support

CAFF-led effort helps deliver $3.35 million in state early action funds will help underserved farmers access relief and recovery dollars  Sacramento, CA  – Today California state leaders enacted budget legislation to provide critical support for small and historically underserved farmers

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Summer Soiree 2021: Sacramento

Summer Soiree 2021: Sacramento

SATURDAY, JUNE 12 SUMMER SOIREE A Farm-to-Table Benefit for Ecological Agriculture! Join Community Alliance with Family Farmers for a locally-sourced dinner–with both a takeaway and a dine-in option–all benefiting programs empowering California farmers to grow healthy food that promotes a healthy

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Summer Soiree 2021: Americana

Summer Soiree 2021: Americana

SUNDAY, JUNE 27 SUMMER SOIREE A Farm-to-Table Benefit for Ecological Agriculture! Join Community Alliance with Family Farmers for a locally-sourced dinner–with both a takeaway and a dine-in option–all benefiting programs empowering California farmers to grow healthy food that promotes a healthy

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Monday April 19: Farming During Drought: Sonoma County

Monday April 19: Farming During Drought: Sonoma County

With 40% average precipitation and reservoirs at half capacity, North Bay farmers and ranchers (like much of California) are bracing for another dry year, if not full-scale drought. Join the CAFF Sonoma County chapter and the Sonoma RCD for this

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Orchard thinners

Orchard thinners

Help Long time farmer thin fruit on a variety of trees. Pay starts at $16 hr with raises every 2 weeks to $18 hr. Flexible days of the week hours 9-12 or 1. Starts in early May. text Ted 7072925466

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Farm Stand Sales Associate and Harvest Support

Farm Stand Sales Associate and Harvest Support

Farm Stand Sales Associate and Harvest Support Filigreen Farm is situated on 97 acres in Anderson Valley, Mendocino County, California. We are a Demeter-certified Biodynamic and CCOF-certified organic diversified farm whose primary products are tree fruits (apples, pears, peaches, prunes), blueberries,

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Garden Manager

Garden Manager

Job Title: Garden Manager Where: Restorative Justice Program at Mendocino County Jail Location: Ukiah , CA JOB DESCRIPTION We are looking for a Garden Manager to work at the garden inside Mendocino County Jail, in partnership with Unconditional Freedom Project

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Assistant Animal Husbandry Manager

Assistant Animal Husbandry Manager

Assistant Animal Husbandry Manager — Residential Position Hidden Villa is a non-profit, public benefit corporation with a 60-year history, focusing on environmental education. We use our organic farm, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the

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Key Issues & Actions

Key Issues & Actions

LABOR & IMMIGRATION The hardworking backbone of our food system, we advocate for policies that value and empower our state’s many farmworkers. CLIMATE CHANGE From adaptation to sequestering carbon, we push for programs that recognize the vital role farmers can

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Farm Director

Farm Director

We are an ever-evolving organic family farm made up of a vineyard, fruit orchards, olive orchards and vegetable gardens in St. Helena, California. We are newly putting practices in place throughout the land that we hope will lead to optimal

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Farm Worker

Farm Worker

Farm Hand (Seasonal) Jobs would include setting up and operating farm equipment, including tractors, augers, & semi trucks Heavy lifting and manual labor sometimes required Using hand tools such as shovels, hoes, shears, knives, and ladders making sure that the

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Farm2Family Program Instructor

Farm2Family Program Instructor

Organization The HEAL Project (THP) runs unique, hands-on, programming on the San Mateo County Coast in school classrooms, gardens and at the San Mateo County School Farm. Our programs cultivate healthy lifestyle habits in students while inspiring environmental and agricultural

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Garden/Farm/Grounds Manager

Garden/Farm/Grounds Manager

rooks is a family owned winery in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Brooks is the only winery in the US to be Demeter Certified for Biodynamics, a Member of 1% For The Planet, and a Certified B Corporation. Brooks donates

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Garden of Eden Organics

Garden of Eden Organics

Garden of Eden is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program for San Diego and other southern California regions. By joining our CSA for a weekly delivery of seasonal, fresh, certified-organic and chemical- and pesticide-free produce, you not only get the

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The Farmer and the Cook

The Farmer and the Cook

An adherent to the organic farming movement since the 1960s, I now farm on 12 acres (CCOF certified) in Ojai and now devote a lot of energy towards training farmers and consumer education. Four new organic farmers in our area

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Farm Assistant

Farm Assistant

Veggielution is growing and looking to add a Farm Assistant to our team. Under the direction of the Farm Manager, the Farm Assistant will have the opportunity to contribute across our programs in a variety of ways, including in farm

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Program Director

Program Director

Veggielution is growing and looking to add a Program Director to our team. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Program Director will provide strategic leadership on program content, implementation and evaluation of programs with emphasis on measurable outcomes

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Facility Director

Facility Director

Veggielution is growing and looking to add a Facility Director to our team. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Facility Director will play a critical role at Veggielution through the development and implementation of an operations and facilities

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PC Rule Guide for Food Hubs and Values-Based Buyers

PC Rule Guide for Food Hubs and Values-Based Buyers

FSMA Supplier Verification Demystified The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is composed of seven main rules or sections. Th common name of one of those sections is the PC or Preventive Controls Rule. That rule applies to facilities such as

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McGrath Family Farms

McGrath Family Farms

The Abundant Table is a grassroots, nonprofit organization that seeks to change lives and systems by creating sustainable relationships to the land and local community. Our 5-acre farm in Camarillo, CA is the land that supports our farm-to-school, agricultural and

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Action Alert: Sign-on to Support Food Hubs!

Action Alert: Sign-on to Support Food Hubs!

🚨 ACTION ALERT! 🚨​ SIGN ON TO SUPPORT LOCAL FOOD HUBS! Calling on Farmers, Ranchers, and Organizations to sign on in support of a California Assembly Bill (AB1009 – Bloom) supporting the development of community-based food hubs, prioritizing direct sales

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Persevering Through COVID-19: Schools Support Food Access in San Mateo County

Persevering Through COVID-19: Schools Support Food Access in San Mateo County

PERSEVERING THROUGH COVID-19: Schools Support Food Access in San Mateo County California schools, a significant market for family farmers, are critical sources of food access for local communities. CAFF Teamed up with UC Cooperative Extension and Get Healthy San Mateo

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Summer Sponsorship

Summer Sponsorship

2021 SUMMER SOIREE WITH CAFFTWO SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN ONE Farming with Nature.  That’s the aim of CAFF’s Ecological Farming Program: empowering California family farmers to grow healthy food that promotes a healthy environment. From cultivating soils that help fight climate change to practices that promote biodiversity while keeping our

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Fresno Farm Box CSA Coordinator

Fresno Farm Box CSA Coordinator

Fresno Farm Box – CSA Coordinator Background/Overview: Fresno Farm Box represents the germination of an idea seeded in fall 2020 by 3 Black farmers in Fresno who already grow food in Fresno, but wanted to see more of it stay

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Ca Relief Grants: Farmer Applications Open for Round 6

Ca Relief Grants: Farmer Applications Open for Round 6

Learn how to apply for the California Relief Grant

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Urban Farmer

Urban Farmer

Job Responsibilities: Make weekly maintenance visits to corporate that the farmer independently manages Manage all aspects of annual vegetable cultivation from planning and planting plots to leaving a harvest for clients Keep detailed records during weekly visits Maintain relationships with

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Retail Sales Manager

Retail Sales Manager

Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma has 25 acres of farmland nestled against the western slope of the Mayacamas Mountains in Glen Ellen, California. It has always been our mission to farm in balance with nature. For more than fifty years

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Seeking Live-In Volunteer

Seeking Live-In Volunteer

Hi there! At Common Roots Farm, people with and without disabilities can participate on our urban farm, taking care of plants and animals, and creating friendships with one another that sustain everyone. We grow a variety of vegetables, herbs, fruit

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Farmer and Workday Coordinator at Woolman Farm

Farmer and Workday Coordinator at Woolman Farm

Farmer and Workday Coordinator For full job description and more about Woolman, please visit: https://woolman.org/2021/03/22/job-opening-farmer-and-workday-coordinator/ Summary of Position: This is two part-time positions (30 hours/week farming and 10 hours/week workday coordination) put together to create one full time position. We

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California’s Chance for a Resilient and Equitable Food & Farming System

California’s Chance for a Resilient and Equitable Food & Farming System

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed weaknesses within our food and farming system and exacerbated long-standing inequities. This pandemic has disproportionately impacted California’s small-scale farmers and, in particular, historically underserved farmers of color, many of whom continue to struggle to keep

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Blosser Urban Garden/Tkp Farms

Blosser Urban Garden/Tkp Farms

Blosser Urban garden is a small-scale organic farm in an urban setting, committed to providing sustainable agriculture to San Luis Obisbo and Santa Barbara Counties. We have been CCOF Certified in Santa Maria since 1996 and have been working to

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Farms to Grow

Farms to Grow

Farms To Grow, Inc. aims to increase the capacity of underserved farmers to keep their farm operations and establish farming as a viable career for future generations. Underserved farmers may include Native American, Hispanic, other minority groups, women, the physically

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Wine Farm Intern- (June 1st- October 31st)

Wine Farm Intern- (June 1st- October 31st)

About Eco Terreno Companies, like great wines, are not just produced; rather they are carefully cultivated. We are seeking passionate individuals to join our team at Eco Terreno where we employ our experience in winemaking with time honored traditions in

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Black Earth Farms

Black Earth Farms

We are a Black and Indigenous led agroecology collective composed of skilled land stewards, spiritual leaders, healers, gardeners, farmers, builders, writers, educators, artists, musicians, and organizers. We study and spread ancestral knowledge and contemporary agroecological practices to train community members

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Urban Tilth

Urban Tilth

Founded in 2005 to help build a more sustainable, healthy, and just local food system, Urban Tilth has emerged as a local leader, a catalyst drawing together a variety of individual, discrete initiatives into a web of integrated, food- and

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Toledo Farms

Toledo Farms

CCOF organic certified family farm that uses no sprays or pesticides. We do our best to produce the best organic fruits and vegetables with our consumers always in mind.

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Family Farmers Condemn Anti-Asian Violence

Family Farmers Condemn Anti-Asian Violence

We condemn the harassment, violent attacks, and most recent murders of those in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. We are horrified not only by the recent surge of anti-Asian hate but also the pervasive discrimination that has

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Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator

Job Announcement Program Coordinator About the Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm): The Ecological Farming Association is a 40 year old non-­profit educational organization. EcoFarm’s mission is to nurture safe, healthy, just, and ecologically sustainable farms, food systems, and communities by bringing

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Administrative Coordinator

Administrative Coordinator

Job Announcement Administrative Coordinator   About the Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm): The Ecological Farming Association is a 40 year old non-­profit educational organization. EcoFarm’s mission is to nurture safe, healthy, just, and ecologically sustainable farms, food systems, and communities by

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Dirty Girl Produce

Dirty Girl Produce

Dirty Girl Produce is a 40 acre Certified Organic family farm located in Santa Cruz County, CA. We grow over 20 varieties of fruits and vegetables and sell our produce to customers and restaurants at 10 farmer’s markets in Santa

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Marin Sun Farm

Marin Sun Farm

Today, Marin Sun Farms has grown to be fully vertically integrated from pasture to processing to plate. We employ and empower local folks in Petaluma, Point Reyes Station and Oakland with good jobs including ranch hands, livestock handlers, butchers, packers,

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Ranch and Rangelands Restoration and Maintenance

Ranch and Rangelands Restoration and Maintenance

SoMar Farms is looking to add a hardworking and dedicated member to our team. We are a grass fed and finished beef ranching operation, and our properties are situated between Petaluma and Tomales. We are in the process of healing

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Beginning Farm and Ranch Manager Apprentice

Beginning Farm and Ranch Manager Apprentice

Beginning Farm and Ranch Management Apprenticeship Program Advance your agriculture career while getting paid to learn! The Beginning Farm and Ranch Management Apprenticeship Program trains individuals for farm management jobs by providing practical experience, valuable skills, connections to farmer mentors,

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