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Senior Associate: Land Access & Farm Business Education (Central California)

Senior Associate: Land Access & Farm Business Education (Central California)

Status: Full Time, Exempt Reports To: Program Manager Supervisory: Not Applicable Primary Office: Aptos, CA (with flexibility to work remotely due to COVID-19 workplace policies) Salary: 50,000 – $70,000, commensurate with experience JOB SUMMARY: The Senior Associate is a critical

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Rincon-Vitova Insectaries

Rincon-Vitova Insectaries

RVI produces and distributes insects and other organisms, supplies and tools for biological control of pests. We are pioneers in the use of natural enemies in ecologically based pest management. Biological control programs may include commercially available predators, parasites, pathogens

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Fred’s Urban Farm

Fred’s Urban Farm

Fred’s Urban Farm is a Salad Greens and Microgreens farm located near San Diego. We have a SaladATM for a farm stand and want you to stop by for a great salad treat.

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Olea Farm

Olea Farm

Olea Farm is the perfect embodiment of the European ideals and traditions that are a quintessential part of the olive oil culture. A visit to their tasting room, located just outside the historic town of Templeton, is like taking a

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Remembering CAFF Board Member Pete Price

Remembering CAFF Board Member Pete Price

Late last month, we lost a friend, devoted CAFF board member and tireless champion in Sacramento fighting for family farms across the state. Pete Price served as CAFF’s legislative representative from 1998 to 2010 and joined the board in 2000

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Remembrances of Pete Price 

Remembrances of Pete Price 

The below are remembrances of Pete Price, long-time CAFF board member, who passed away late September of 2020.    “I was on the CAFF board with Pete before I started working for CAFF, so I spent 20 years listening, strategizing,

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Johnson Family Ranch

Johnson Family Ranch

Our family owned ranch is continually expanding we currently have 31 chickens (27 hens, 4 roosters) and 4 steer. Our son is also active in 4H raising market hogs.

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Spring Hill Farmstead Goat Cheese

Spring Hill Farmstead Goat Cheese

A micro goat dairy in Bayside California making Farmstead Goat Cheese exclusively from the milk of our small herd of lovely La Mancha dairy goats.

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Pitchforks & Policy: Sonoma County

Pitchforks & Policy: Sonoma County

OCTOBER 6, 2020  |  6:30 – 8:00 PM Food & Agricultural Policies And Issues of Note for Sonoma County & California …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… LOCAL ISSUES 2020 HIGHLIGHTS …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… AGRICULTURAL LAND USE ISSUES Sonoma County put agriculture at the top of its

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Matt’s Bees

Matt’s Bees

Bee Pollination Services and Raw Honey Production

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The Natural Trading Co

The Natural Trading Co

We are a 40-acre diversified organic farm located in Newcastle, CA. We grow everything from apples to zucchini. Visit us at farmers markets in Placer County and look for our microgreens in stores and restaurants across California.

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Residential Facilities Internship

Residential Facilities Internship

The Occidental Arts & Ecology Center (OAEC) is an 80-acre research, demonstration, advocacy and organizing center in Sonoma County, California that develops strategies for regional-scale community resilience. This is a unique opportunity to live and work in a thriving land-based

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Tolay Valley Farms

Tolay Valley Farms

Tim Yahnke farms this land as if it was his own earth-baby. He diligently waters each sprout, and weeds his plants religiously. He has never used any sprays or topicals on his farm. Just sunlight, water, love, and hard work.

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Covercrops for California Agriculture

Covercrops for California Agriculture

For many agricultural soils, cover crops offer the only means of supplying the organic matter needed to keep the soil in a high state of productivity. Learn how to select an grow the cover crop that is right for your

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More Funds for Farmers Impacted by COVID-19 & Economic Crisis

More Funds for Farmers Impacted by COVID-19 & Economic Crisis

For many family farmers reeling from the economic turmoil of COVID-19, sorely needed emergency relief never came because the government programs intended to serve them were targeted to the largest and wealthiest farms. To date, farm relief programs have proven

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North Coast Natural Produce

North Coast Natural Produce

North Coast Natural Produce is a small-scale market garden located in Hydesville, CA. At NCN Produce, I grow using no-till, sustainable, and organic practices. I never use any synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, or other harmful substances. I have just under a

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Los Harvest Boys

Los Harvest Boys

Our fathers came to California with a dream to provide a better future for their families. Working the fields from a very young age, they became the best at what they do. Fast forward to today; they run acres of

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Flying V Farm

Flying V Farm

Flying V Farm is a certified organic production farm in the Sierra Foothills. We grow a variety of fruits and vegetables and specialize in organic dried flowers. We are primarily a high-end wholesale farm, growing for regional Co-op groceries and

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Tara Firma Farms

Tara Firma Farms

We are a regenerative family farm using rotational grazing methods. Located Petaluma, we offer chemical free, 100% grass fed beef, pasture raised pork, chicken, organic chicken eggs and turkey seasonally. We sell our products (as well as our partner farms

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Good Humus Produce

Good Humus Produce

We are a small family farm, owned by Jeff and Annie Main. We farm 30 acres of certified organic land in Northern California’s Yolo County. We have been farming organically since 1976, and our two daughters Alison and Claire joined

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Mountain Fresh Farm

Mountain Fresh Farm

Mountain Fresh Farm is located in Gilroy, California and specializes in vegetables. All the vegetables are certified organic and can be bought at farmers markets in Cupertino, Brisbane, and Foster City. Produce can also be purchased directly at the farm

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Durst Organic Growers

Durst Organic Growers

We strive to produce and distribute fresh, organic, produce while serving as an educational, sustainable, and social network for our surrounding community. Our goal is to provide quality of life for the farmer and sustain economic viability for the farm

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Capay Hills Orchard

Capay Hills Orchard

We grow Certified Organic, California, truly raw, unpasteurized, almonds consumer and sell them direct to the consumer through our roadside stand and website! We are unique because we sell only our own almonds, and we harvest onto tarps, not the

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Boccabella Farms Co.

Boccabella Farms Co.

“Boccabella” or “beautiful mouth” in Italian, translates into a luscious extra virgin olive oil with a bright, beautiful flavor. Located on the Central Coast of California, we are a locally owned and operated olive farm producing award winning California Extra

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OG Hill

OG Hill

Mother Daughter Dairy Meat Goat Farm that breed dogue de Bordeaux’s while creating farm to table food for both the 2 and 4 legged friends using the best ingredients including poultry straight out of the pasture

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Silvia Organic Farm

Silvia Organic Farm

Have 2 green houses soil is perfect for melon 🍈 tomato 🍅 squash herbs

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Talley Farms

Talley Farms

The Talley Family has been farming for over 70 years here on the Central California Coast. Currently, third generation Talley members manage the farm and winery while fourth generation Talleys work full time in key positions. We grow on 1700

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Lockewood Acres

Lockewood Acres

Lockewood Acres is a self-sustainable, certified naturally grown 10 acres farm located just outside the city limits of Vacaville. Our farm was inspired by a 1948 drawing of “Security Acres” in a 1954 Earthmaster publication. We strive to be the

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Lantern Farm

Lantern Farm

Lantern Farm is a small 3 acre family farm in Cloverdale, CA. We grow a mixed assortment of healthy fruits, vegetables and flowers in happy soil.

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Singing Frogs Farm

Singing Frogs Farm

Singing Frogs Farm is a unique, no-till, ecologically beneficial, highly intensive vegetable farm in Sonoma County, California. Through our regenerative farming systems, including no-till soil management, we have more than quadrupled the organic matter in our soil (which means more

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Oya Organics

Oya Organics

We are a 20 acre certified organic family run farm in Hollister, California. We distribute our produce directly to the local community. This way, food gets to you fresher, and we value the direct relationships we can build with our

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Sand n Straw Community Farm

Sand n Straw Community Farm

Sand n Straw Community Farm is a family run farm nestled on six acres in the Heart of Vista, California. We provide our community with an abundance of naturally grown local fruit and vegetables throughout the year. Utilizing a hybrid

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2020 CAFF Survey

2020 CAFF Survey

CAFF’s ANNUAL SURVEY Your voice matters! By taking the time to complete this survey, you help guide CAFF’s work and advocacy to better serve and represent California family farmers, while promoting regenerative agriculture and local food systems. Deadline: Dec 1st,

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Riverfront Farm

Riverfront Farm

Riverfront Farm at the Barn is the fifth and newest site of the West Sacramento Urban Farm Program. Approximately 1/4 acre, this diversified vegetable farm is located in an exciting, up and coming location in West Sacramento, directly next to

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Why Family Farmers Say YES on Prop 15

Why Family Farmers Say YES on Prop 15

This November, California voters will have a chance to support small farms, small businesses and local communities, while ensuring big, wealthy corporations pay more of their fair share of property taxes. Prop 15 closes a corporate tax loophole that for

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Regenerative Agriculture Consultant

Regenerative Agriculture Consultant

Seeking to effectively change the way our agricultural producers understand and engage with living systems by reconnecting them to the source of their inspiration and energy required to do their ongoing work. This position is on the Kiss The Ground

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Big Mesa Farm

Big Mesa Farm

Certified organic mixed vegetable farm. Striving to do something positive in the world. We practice as many regenerative farming techniques as possible. We value the community of and around the farm more than anything. We started in Bolinas, Ca as

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Bodega Bay Oyster Co

Bodega Bay Oyster Co

Our family farms 90 acres of the pristine waters of Bodega and Tomales Bays. We thrive on bringing folks in the greater Bay Area wholesome, locally grown shellfish from one of the few farms in the Golden State.

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Captain Vineyards

Captain Vineyards

Estate-grown, family owned & operated, small-batch wine made from red French varieties and aged in French oak barrels; sustainably grown, crushed, pressed and bottled on-site at our boutique vineyard and winery in Moraga, San Francisco Bay, California. Founded in Lamorinda,

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Full Belly Farm

Full Belly Farm

Full Belly Farm is a certified organic farm located in the beautiful Capay Valley of northern California. We are committed to fostering sustainability on all levels, from fertility in our soil and care for the environment, to stable employment for

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Tierra Vegetables

Tierra Vegetables

For over 40 years, Tierra Vegetables has been a diversified family farm, growing Fresh Vegetables from Asparagus to Zuchinni, unusual varieties of vegetables and grains, including up to 30 varieties of heirloom dried beans. The farm stand also offers corn

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Rutiz Farms

Rutiz Farms

Our goal is simple…to bring fresh, nutritious, and safe food at a reasonable price and good value to our customers and their families.

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Wilkinson Acres

Wilkinson Acres

We’re a small, certified organic fruit and veggie farm that practices low-till methods. We operate a small farm stand on site, as well.

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Soil Born Farms

Soil Born Farms

Inspired by a shared vision of healthy food for all, a dedication to improve the quality of life in our community and a love of the natural world, three co-founders transformed the farm into non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in November 2004.

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ACTION ALERT! Tell Congress: Local Farms Need COVID-19 Relief

ACTION ALERT! Tell Congress: Local Farms Need COVID-19 Relief

 The majority of farmers selling local foods have suffered severe market disruptions due to COVID-19, yet the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) has left them out. Now we have a chance to fix this dire situation!  U.S. Representative Alma

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Skyelark Ranch

Skyelark Ranch

Since 2010, we have been raising livestock for meat, eggs, and fiber. We strive to provide a sustainable income for our family, be good neighbors, be positive stewards of the land we manage and to provide a safe, comfortable and

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Bodega Pastures

Bodega Pastures

Bodega Pastures is a beautiful 1000-acre sheep ranch located in west Sonoma County just outside of Bodega, California. Bodega Pastures Sheep are managed in an organic and humane way. We research and utilize grazing and management methods that protect both

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Apple Creek Vineyard Farm

Apple Creek Vineyard Farm

Apple Creek Vineyard Farm is a family-owned, high-tech farm located in Galt, California. Our goals are to call for management plans that, rather than solely maximize production, but strive to maximize system health and educational viability. Long-term, sustainable heavy yields

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Equinox Dinner

Equinox Dinner

AUTUMN EQUINOX A Farm-to-Table TAKE-AWAY  Harvest Dinner Supporting CAFF SATURDAY, SEPT. 26SACRAMENTO, CA Join us for another another delicious California bounty featuring local food, wine and music. The 2020 harvest comes as family farms across the state face some of

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Hedgerows & Farmscaping for California Agriculture guide now available for download

Hedgerows & Farmscaping for California Agriculture guide now available for download

CAFF’s in-depth manual will help you choose and care for regionally appropriate plants that attract beneficial insects and prevent erosion. This publication is an updated revision of the original, 2004, Hedgerows for California Agriculture: A Resource Guide for Farmers. The

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USDA Disaster Assistance Programs At a Glance

USDA Disaster Assistance Programs At a Glance

A quick summary of all of FSA (Farm Service Agency) disaster programs and a guide that shows what type of disasters they cover.

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Education Manager

Education Manager

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing thriving communities through the power and joy of local food. Our vision is to inspire a world that nourishes all people, local economies, and the

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2021 Biodynamic Vegetable Farming Apprenticeship in Sonoma County

2021 Biodynamic Vegetable Farming Apprenticeship in Sonoma County

2021 BIODYNAMIC APPRENTICESHIP AT THREE SPRINGS COMMUNITY FARM, BODEGA, CA Our beautiful and secluded 80-acre ranch & Biodynamic Farm, in Sonoma County, California between Freestone and Bodega is seeking five full time, year-long Farm Apprentices for the 2021 season (start

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Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool

Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool

Learn about USDA disaster assistance programs that might be right for you by completing five simple steps.

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Global Gardens

Global Gardens

Global Gardens is a family friendly farm stand located just 1 mile from downtown Los Olivos California. We carry over seven, organically grown, local extra virgins olive oils, fruit infused vinegars made from CA wine, organic snacks, herbs, spice blends

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Rinky Dink Ranch

Rinky Dink Ranch

Rinky Dink Ranch is an organically managed one acre mini farm in the town of Rumsey. The farm grows pollinator crops, medicinal and culinary herbs, cultivated wild edibles, flowers and vegetables. Minimal tillage with hand tools only, and experimentation with

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Singing Frog Farm

Singing Frog Farm

We are a small, certified organic vegetable farm dedicated to sustainable and regenerative agricultural practices. We aim to give people a closer connection to the land and promote growing of open pollinated varieties of vegetables and fruits through direct contact

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Capay Valley Lavender

Capay Valley Lavender

Five acres of lavender grown in the enchanting Capay Valley. A perfect place for a picnic, a stroll thru the lavender, and learn how lavender is processed and distilled.

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PATCHWORK FARM, LLC

PATCHWORK FARM, LLC

Patchwork Farm — 28 acres in the enchanting Capay Valley; 5 acres in lavender and 20 acres in beans. A beautiful place to have a picnic, stroll thru the lavender, and learn how lavender is processed and distilled.

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Lunaria Flower Farm

Lunaria Flower Farm

Lunaria Flower Farm offers fresh cut flowers, dried cut flowers, and medicinal herbal flowers out of Pescadero, CA. The medicinal flowers stem are from both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Traditional Western Herbalism modalities. We grow using organic methods and interplant

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The Heal Project

The Heal Project

The San Mateo County School Farm is an outdoor experiential learning space and market farm operated by The HEAL Project. We teach Kindergarten-12th grade students where their food comes from and why it matters. Visitors to the farm are offered

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Jollity Farm Goat Dairy

Jollity Farm Goat Dairy

Award winning farmstead goat milk cheeses made with care and devotion at El Dorado County’s only licensed dairy. We milk the goats. We make the cheese, right here on the farm. Goat compost feeds the garden which grows veggies to

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Fire Relief Fund Launched to Support Family Farmers

Fire Relief Fund Launched to Support Family Farmers

Responding to wildfires across the state, Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) re-launched a fund to support smaller-scale farms impacted by this latest disaster. The grassroots initiative aims to fill the gaps of government aid and insurance, which often fail

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Work Exchange – Part Time Farm Help for Trailer Parking/Hookups

Work Exchange – Part Time Farm Help for Trailer Parking/Hookups

We are a small nonprofit educational eco-arts farm on 6 acres in Aromas, CA. We are actively farming about 1 acre of the property, employing small-scale, no-till methods for various market vegetables, pollinator attractors, hedgerows, and an orchard/food forest. We

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Farm Resources for Wildfire Resilience

Farm Resources for Wildfire Resilience

CAFF has carefully compiled a variety of resources to hep you and your farm prepare, respond and recovery from disasters such as the wildfires engulfing the golden state right now. Tips, videos, financial aid and much, much more.

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Alameda Point Collaborative Farm2Market

Alameda Point Collaborative Farm2Market

APC Farm2Market is a small, diversified working urban farm and a social enterprise of Alameda Point Collaborative. We use our passion for community, food and the environment to support APC residents as they move toward economic self-sufficiency and greater health

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2020 Fire Relief

2020 Fire Relief

Support Farmers Impacted by Wildfire! DONATE Wildfire is once again bearing down on California. And family farms, ranches, and farmworkers across the state face the threat of devastation. Farms are already suffering the loss of homes, barns, tractors, crops and

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Strong Arm Farm

Strong Arm Farm

Strong Arm Farm sells Sonoma Coast seaweed and organic cut flowers. Heidi hand harvests 5 varieties of native algae (sea vegetables) then sun dries it for chefs and grocers. Product is available year round, locally and shipped. Heidi leads public

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Protecting Outdoor Workers Exposed to Smoke from Wildfires

Protecting Outdoor Workers Exposed to Smoke from Wildfires

Smoke from wildfires contains chemicals, gases and fine particles that can harm health, especially those working outdoors. We know our family famers want to keep their crews safe and healthy. Learn more here and please take all necessary precautions for

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Food Safety After a Disaster

Food Safety After a Disaster

A comprehensive website from UC Davis featuring many post-disaster resources exploring food safety for producers and consumers alike.

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Sol Spirit Farm

Sol Spirit Farm

Regenerative, Sun and Earth Certified Cannabis Farm and Glamping. Off grid Strawbale home, permaculture sight, with intensive rotational grazed pigs and chickens.

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The James Ranch

The James Ranch

We have been farming this 200 acre homestead since 1981. Our herd grazes these rolling foothill pastures year round. We manage the forage with rotational grazing for maximum herd and soil health. Our herd has been closed since 1985. Natural

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Prevedelli Farms

Prevedelli Farms

Prevedelli Farm is a fourth-generation certified organic family run farm that has been operating in Watsonville since 1945, for over 75 years. The farm was originally established on Old San Jose Road in Soquel in the 1920s. It was started

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Farm Manager

Farm Manager

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

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Insurance Post-Declared Disaster

Insurance Post-Declared Disaster

If you are a property owner and your property is located in an area designated as a disaster by the President of the United States or the Governor, and you cannot locate the insurance policy for the property and are

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CA Dept. of Insurance

CA Dept. of Insurance

The California Department of Insurance (CDI) provides several information guides, tips and  tools to help you understand home/residential insurance so that you can make the best decision for your situation.  If you do not find the information you need, we invite you

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