Community Alliance with Family Farmers
CAFF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that advocates for California’s family farmers and sustainable agriculture.
Strong partnerships exist between family farmers and their communities. CAFF strives to build on shared values around food and agriculture, and work together in practical, on-the-ground programs. These partnerships create locally based economic vitality, improved human and environmental health, and long-term sustainability of family farms.
CAFF has several offices throughout California. Click here for our contact information.
Stay up to date by visiting our events calendar.
|On June 21, 2014, CAFF will host “Celebrate the Solstice,” a fundraising dinner at the T.S. Glide Ranch in Davis. The event will feature a multi-course meal with food from local farms, regional wine and beer, and live music. Tickets are on sale now at Brown Paper Tickets!|
|California is facing its most severe drought emergency in decades. To assist farmers, CAFF has assembled a collection of drought resources and is offering water management workshops on April 16, 18, and 23.Also, thanks to special funding from Farm Aid, CAFF will be distributing small hardship and disaster assistance grants to family farmers who are struggling to make ends meet due to damage caused by the drought. CAFF is working with CCOF to distribute these grants, in the amount of $500 each, to eligible producers. Information, eligibility requirements, and the application are on the CAFF website in English and Spanish.
Completed applications need to be received by April 30th, 2014.
For recent CAFF press releases click here.
|The California Farm to School Network (CFSN) has launched! Visit cafarmtoschool.org for news, resources, and signup links to plug into this new communications hub that will align Farm to School efforts across the state!|
|California is currently facing a major water crisis. CAFF has created a webpage of drought resources for farmers, which includes content about upcoming workshops, informational webpages, emergency funding and grants, technical support contacts, and online technical resources. CAFF also pleased to announce that we are the new manager of the California Agricultural Water Stewardship Initiative (CAWSI) website.|
|CAFF’s food safety webpages have information and resources about basic on-farm food safety practices, including “A Farmer’s Guide to Food Safety and Conservation: Facts, Tips, and Frequently Asked Questions” a brochure developed by Wild Farm Alliance and CAFF.|
|CAFF is excited to be a FoodCorps Host Site along with Life Lab. CAFF and Life Lab are also active members of California’s Farm to School Taskforce, a diverse group of stakeholders working to support Farm to School efforts across the state of California.|