CAFF 45th Anniversary Landing Page

A banner with CAFF's logo that states "Celebrating 45 years of commitment to family farms."

Celebrating CAFF's 45th ​Anniversary

For 45 years, CAFF has been the voice of family-scale agriculture in California. As we celebrate our 45th anniversary, we are thrilled to share with you—the farmers, food system advocates, and lovers of local foods who make our organization possible—our 5-year strategic plan. We have big ambitions to bring positive change to our food and farming systems in the coming years. Read on to see how we’re evolving and what we have planned.

Photos by Megan and Nabor Contreras

CAFF's Anniversary Soiree

In honor of CAFF’s 45th anniversary, we hosted a special Summer Soiree at the beautiful Full Belly Farm, featuring a feast with farm-fresh seasonal ingredients, local beer and wine, a raffle and auction, and lots of live music and fun!

Farmer to Farmer

Looking back on 45 years, CAFF is celebrating its big anniversary with a video series called, ‘Farmer to Farmer.’ We are traveling around California documenting conversations between farmers central to CAFF’s earliest years and those just getting started in their farming careers and leadership at CAFF.

Through the personal stories told, you’ll hear how the landscape of local food, family farms, and sustainable agriculture has changed since CAFF’s founding in 1978, from public perception and the marketplace to the cost of land and the rising threat of climate change. But you’ll also hear how new and old generations alike have leveraged CAFF to affect positive change for over four decades, realizing the power of collective action and solidarity. These are the people who make CAFF possible–past, present, and future.

From CAFF’s 10th Anniversary Party to our 45th!
10th Anniversary Photo Collage

CAFF founders, friends, former and current board members, and staff met at the June Anniversary Party to celebrate CAFF’s 45-year history and discuss the future of CAFF’s work.

Photos by Nolan Kirby

updated CAFF-FG logo

Have a memory of CAFF that you'd like to share?​

We would love to hear about your stories from CAFF’s history in celebration of our 45th anniversary!

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