June 5, 2013
By Judith Redmond of Full Belly Farm, courtesy of  Capay Valley Farm Shop I participate in a national group that for the past few years has worked to develop policy and action recommendations for food and agriculture.   The group includes people from various parts of the food chain, and it has been...
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May 23, 2013
  New Family Farm of Sebastopol, California, was one of six farms awarded grants in April 2013 from The FruitGuys Community Fund, a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives. An outgrowth of the company’s Farm Steward Program, the Community Fund gives resources to small farms for...
May 15, 2013
by Judith Redmond of Full Belly Farm,  courtesy of  Capay Valley Farm Shop I was recently in Detroit for a food and farming policy meeting. While there, our group took a field trip to meet local leaders in the urban gardening and farm to school movement. On the way, looking out the windows of the...
May 8, 2013
by Jeff Main of Good Humus Farm, Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop Image courtesy of Good Humus Produce With the passing of the equinox a few weeks ago, and all the warmth and wetness of the last week or so, everything on the farm has finally decided that it will go with: It’s Spring! And with...
May 1, 2013
Image courtesy of Full Belly Farm, Guinda CA The farm is so alive during this time of year! Everywhere you turn, it seems like something new is blooming, growing or coming to life. Though the hot summer seems to be racing towards us, with harvests of tomatoes, melons and squash coming soon,...
April 24, 2013
By Reed Adam, courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop On a warm June day, the aroma from field of sweet peas behind the T and Y Strawberry Patch, located just west of Woodland on Highway 16, is overpowering, providing a sensory counterpoint to the stunning display of the flowers themselves: a sea of...
April 17, 2013
Image courtesy of Full Belly Farm, Guinda CA By Judith Redmond of Full Belly Farm, courtesy of  Capay Valley Farm Shop Years ago, when European lords and ladies were interested in botany and agriculture, greenhouses were elaborate, beautiful buildings covered with glass and full of complicated...
April 10, 2013
By Judith Redmond  of Full Belly Farm, courtesy of  Capay Valley Farm Shop When I first heard the term “food safety” I knew that even the term itself was a problem, representing an approach to our food that calls lettuce bathed in chlorine “safe” and lettuce with a speck of dirt on it “...
April 3, 2013
From Full Belly Farm, courtesy of  Capay Valley Farm Shop This week we wanted to let folks learn a little bit more about the people who work at Full Belly Farm, so we interviewed one of the crew members who irrigates the crops, Arturo Gaxiola. Full Belly: First, please tell me a bit about your job...
March 22, 2013
Farming with Heart By Heidi Lewis The main ingredient in good vegetables, says farmer Jim Durst, is soil: “Feed the soil, and the soil will feed the plants." Jim and his wife, Deborah, have been farming their land at the mouth of the Capay Valley in Yolo County, CA, since the 1980s. Jim caught on...


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