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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.

Contact us

CAFF has six offices in California. Click here for our contact information.

Events

Stay up to date by visiting our events calendar.

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CAFF’s Santa Clara Valley Region’s first annual farm to table dinner: “The Taste of Santa Clara Valley” will take place Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 5-9pm at Guglielmo Winery in Morgan Hill.  The catered dinner will highlight the bounty of our Santa Clara Valley Farmers, with proceeds benefiting CAFF’s food systems programs.
LFM Poster September is harvest time, an ideal month to celebrate local food and farming.  In Santa Clara County, CAFF has been helping to launch Local Food Month, with the support of area non-profits, farms, restaurants, and the Food System Alliance.  Along with CAFF’s Taste of Santa Clara Valley farm-to-table dinner on September 14th, many CAFF members and partners will host a wide variety of activities and events in celebration of the abundance and diversity of foods available in the region.
CAFF Save the Date On Saturday, June 21, 2014, CAFF hosted “Celebrate the Solstice,” a fundraising dinner at the T.S. Glide Ranch in Davis. The event featured a multi-course meal with food from local farms, regional wine and beer, and live music. To find sponsor information, photos, and other details from the event, please visit the 2014 Solstice Event Page.

 

News

For recent CAFF press releases click here.

BFBL SCV logo The first edition of the Buy Fresh Buy Local Guide Food Guide for the Santa Clara Valley is now available!
CRWFS The California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply (CRWFS- a project of Ag Innovations Network) has published a new report, From Crisis to Connectivity: Renewed Thinking About Managing California’s Water and Food Supply. More information about this work, accompanying documents, and CRWFS’s previous reports on agricultural water stewardship and retention of water in the landscape can be found here.
 FFHP How-To Guide COVER Just released!  May 13: The “Farm Fresh Healthcare Project” is the result of a collaboration between the CAFF and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH). Click here to download the How-To Guide, which presents insights from the Farm Fresh Healthcare Project in hopes of providing guidance for other farm-to-institution initiatives.  We are grateful for the support of the Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit program for making this project possible.
 1287244981509738217water-droplet-icon-md California is facing its most severe drought emergency in decades. To assist farmers, CAFF has assembled a collection of drought resources and is working with various partners to facilitate workshops on irrigation efficiency and dry farming. Click here for upcoming workshop information. CAFF is also pleased to announce that we are the new manager of the California Agricultural Water Stewardship Initiative (CAWSI) website.
CAFarmtoschoolLogo 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!
  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.
 FoodCorpsCA 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.