California’s Bitter Drought

image courtesy of NOAA Image courtesy of NOAA

California Governor Jerry Brown declared on January 17, 2014, what farmers and ranchers have known for some time -- the state is in a drought, possibly the worst one in living memory. Farmers, ranchers, wildlife, and consumers are all likely to be impacted by a third year of so far record low precipitation.

Busy Summer Months

Field Trips February 2013

Where Does My Fruit Come From?

Prevedelli Ranch farmer Silvia (middle) with FruitGuys buyers Rebecca and Misi   

The FruitGuys buys the best produce we can find from small and local farms whenever possible. Our regional hubs across the country allow us to create local networks of farms and produce wholesalers so that we can deliver produce that is grown as local as possible.

Hold on to Your Hat! Seeking Rhythm in Transition

By Andrew Brait of Full Belly Farm, courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop

Image courtesy of Full Belly Farm, Guinda CA

The Lemon Lady

Field Trips

GoodWorks in Action

owlJoin us for our first Farm Steward Project of 2010 on the west coast at E&M Farm, growers of sweet and delicious nectarines and peaches, in beautiful Vernalis, CA. Come help us install six owl boxes while you learn about the owls in the area and the important role they play in rodent control.

If you can join us or have questions, email

E&M Farm Mar 21st, 2010
12 noon - 3pm
Vernalis CA

Spring Hopes Eternal

Will winter ever end? Baby blossoms have just emerged yet we are pelted with yet another cold rain shower. California is often accused of having two seasons - wet and dry. In truth there is a huge grey scale when you survey all the microclimates of the state. As there is no balmy vegetable Shangri-La, California farmers generally stick to growing cool season veggies in winter and planting warm season ones in spring. The first day that tender seedlings can be planted is called the “first frost-free day," which in California that date is all over the map. The first day that seedlings can be safely planted ranges from Jan. 1 in Berkeley, to June 30 in Tahoe City. An average for the Costal Range, where most of our food grows, is April 1.