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.
CAFF press release: A Fresh Approach: A School Food Guide to Serving Local Produce November 27, 2013
|The 2014 Farm to Table Calendars are available now!The Farm to Table Calendar highlights the beauty of North Coast farms and connects us with the faces and places that feed us. This is CAFF’s 8th year incorporating E. Chris Wisner photography into the calendar.The calendar makes a great gift for the holidays.|
|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.|
|The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) which was passed by Congress in 2010.|
|CAFF’s food safety webpages have information and resources about basic on-farm food safety practices, including “Farming with Food Safety and Conservation in Mind ,” a brochure developed by Wild Farm Allianceand CAFF.|
|CAFF’s report, “Increasing Access to Local Produce for Low-Income Populations in Humboldt County:Supply, Demand, and Potential Models for Distribution” informs CCRP’s strategic plan for “Addressing Food Insecurity with Dignity” by identifying opportunities to increase access to fresh, local produce for low-income populations in Humboldt County.|
|Are you a CSA farmer or operator? Please consider participating in the first phase of a three-year, collaborative study about CSAs in California by completing this survey. Click here for more information about this research, including the next phase involving CSA member surveys, CSA case studies, and how to contact Ryan Galt, project lead.|
Stay up to date by visiting our events calendar.
|Soil Born Farms, an urban agriculture and educational center in Sacramento, is launching an urban farmer training program called Grow Your Groceries. They are offering two courses, an Urban Farmer course and Home Gardener course. Classes begin Mar. 15, and several classes are offered more than once over the next twelve months. Register on their website, www.soilborn.org.|
|Search the web with GoodSearch.com and each time you do a search, GoodSearch will donate about a penny to CAFF!|
|Use printable coupons from CommonKindness and they will provide funds to CAFF – at no cost to you!|
|CAFF is pleased to be a United Way Certified Nonprofit Partner as well as a nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet|