Community Alliance with Family Farmers
CAFF is a 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.
|On June 15, 2013, CAFF will host “Spring into Summer,” a fundraising dinner at the T.S. Glide Ranch in Davis. The event will feature appetizers and a multi-course meal with food from local farms, regional wine and beer, and live music by the Jonny Gold Trio. The meal will be prepared by Executive Chef Oliver Ridgeway and his team from the Grange Restaurant and Bar, Sacramento.
|New Leaf Envirotokens – Voting begins May 1st! In 1993, New Leaf Community Markets started their “Envirotoken” program. For each grocery bag customers reuse, they receive a 10¢ token to give to local, non-profit environmental organization. The program helps conserve resources by encouraging recycling and by supporting non-profits working to protect the environment.Each May, New Leaf publishes a ballot and customers vote for their top six candidates. Click here to vote for CAFF!|
|Congratulations to the Food & Environment Reporting Network (FERN) for winning a James Beard Foundation Journalism Awardwith “As Common As Dirt” by Tracie McMillan.|
|CAFF’s policy webpage includes current policy issues being addressed as well as resources, such as “Farming with Food Safety and Conservation in Mind,” a brochure developed by Wild Farm Alliance and CAFF.|
|CAFF and URGENCI partnered to present an International CSA Conference on Jan. 22 & 23, 2013. The conference was held at Asilomar in Monterey as a pre-conference to EcoFarm 2013. Audio files of the sessions will be available in May.|
Stay up to date by visiting our events calendar.
|Jun. 20: CAFF will be hosting an informal business mixer with farmers, chefs, grocers, food service buyers, and wholesalers. As part of our Buy Fresh Buy Local initiative, we want to bridge connections from farm to table in our communities. Please RSVP by June 14 to email@example.com.|
|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|