Monday, January 26, 2015

EcoFarm 2015

Another inspirational, productive, and fulfilling EcoFarm Conference! 

January 21-24, 2015
Here are just a few of the highlights:

Seed Exchange

Sustie Awards

Sunset at the beautiful Asilomar Conference Grounds

Monday, January 12, 2015

CAFF and 18 Reasons host a dinner Discussion with Eatwell Farm

Announcing the 2nd in a series of CSA-focused cooking classes held at 18 Reasons kitchen in San Francisco! 

Join CAFF and Nigel & Lorraine Walker of Eatwell Farm on February 24th for dinner and a discussion of sustainable, small-scale, farming! Limited seating available.

A three-course dinner discussion paired with wine.

CAFF and 18 Reasons are happy to be co-hosting the second dinner in a series focused on local farms offering community supported agriculture (CSA) programs. Nigel and Lorraine Walker of Eatwell Farm will join us at the table to discuss their 105-acre operation in Dixon, an hour East of San Francisco.
With more than twenty years of farming experience under his belt, Nigel is equipped to answer any farming question you have for him. Lorraine is the founder of Drinkwell Softers, a good food company that developed from her passion for fermentation, and has endless recipe suggestions! Meet your farmers and enjoy a three course meal created by 18 Reasons' Chef Michelle from the ingredients of an Eatwell CSA share.

Romanesco with Green Garlic Aioli  
Farro, Butternut Squash, Pistachio + Arugula Pesto  
Tangerines + Fresh Dates, Bi-rite Creamery's Earl Grey

Nigel Walker was born in Leicester (pronounced "Lester"), England, and studied at Writtle Agricultural College in Essex. Though the school taught production farming with chemicals, Nigel received permission to fulfill his practicum at an organic farm in Kent, England. He studied drip irrigation in 1985 in Israel, a country where “if you waste water it’s treason.” He returned to England and farmed there until moving to California in 1992.
Lorraine Walker met Nigel in 2008 and married him in 2011. Getting involved in the farm initially in a support role, she developed Drinkwell Softers from her interest and passion for fermented foods into a fully-fledged business, adding efficiency, value and diversity to what Eatwell Farm has to offer.