Tuesday, March 17, 2015

How to Accept CalFresh Benefits on Your Farm

Training workshop Monday March 30th, 2015 at the Sebastopol Grange Hall. 

CAFF and ISFC will co-host a training workshop for direct market farmers to go through the application process in order to receive a subsidized wireless EBT machine and accept CalFresh benefits. 

This potluck and discussion will be held at the Sebastopol Grange Hall from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Need more information?
Contact rachel@caff.org

Thursday, March 12, 2015

PACSAC: Portland Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition

PACSAC's CSA Share Fair was featured in Edible Portland

CSA Share Fair: Spring Starts Here

Join the Portland Area CSA Coalition and Ecotrust on March 21, the spring equinox, to celebrate CSA and spring. Meet 30+ CSA farmers, taste spring greens, and join in chef demos, farmer matchmaking, a cookbook swap, kid’s games, and more. And it’s FREE! More details to come, but mark your calendars today!img_0786img_0734
CSA Share Fair
March 21, 10 am – 2 pm
At the Redd, 831 SE Salmon St.
(photos from Diggin’ Roots Farm)

Monday, March 9, 2015

CSA Farm Profile: Singing Frogs Farm

Located just northwest of downtown Sebastopol, Singing Frogs Farm is no stranger to the community. This multi award-winning farm is a leader in sustainable, ecologically friendly (and certified bee friendly) farming. Singing Frogs Farm is not only free of conventional, but also organic pesticides, practicing what is often termed “Beyond Organic.” Singing Frogs Farm proudly exceeds all organic standards. They prefer to “encourage the presence of Mother Nature,” providing all natural, spray-free produce. Singing Frogs Farm uses a “no-till” system of soil management, which owners Elizabeth and Paul Kaiser suggest, “boosts productivity and profits, and dramatically reduces greenhouse gas emissions.” This nine-acre farm grows over 100 varieties of vegetables and many fruits, berries, herbs, flowers, and also eggs.
Singing Frogs Farm is a dedicated supporter of CAFF’s work. We also welcome farm owner, Paul Kaiser, who recently joined CAFF as a board member! Singing Frogs Farm has recently sponsored two North Coast schools to participate in CAFF’s Harvest of the Month (HOTM) program for March-May 2015.
In addition, Singing Frogs Farm hosts several events ranging from farm tours to Easter egg hunts, and also provides year-round CSA membership. Click here to learn more about the program and join, so you can support Singing Frogs Farm and enjoy nutrient dense, locally grown produce.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

National CSA Sign-up Day

The most popular day of the year to sign-up for a CSA:
February 28th