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Commemoration of Commitment: Terry and Carolyn Harrison

Commemoration of Commitment: Terry and Carolyn Harrison

    On behalf of Community Alliance with Family Farmers, it is our honor and privilege to recognize the enduring commitment of Terry and Carolyn Harrison to our organization’s mission. As we approach CAFF’s 45th anniversary, we’ve been looking back

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Support Urban Agriculture in Cotati!

Support Urban Agriculture in Cotati!

Every community deserves the right to local food sovereignty. And that’s the effort unfolding right now in the city of Cotati. Speak up today or at the upcoming city council meeting on March 22nd to join CAFF in saying: we

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Sonoma County VIP Tour 2021

Sonoma County VIP Tour 2021

Prepared for local leaders and policymakers, this 2-page document highlights the potential of “food belts” and urban agriculture in Sonoma County (and beyond), and provides recommendations for policy reform to help it flourish.

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North Bay Farmer Forum 2021: Notes

North Bay Farmer Forum 2021: Notes

Notes from the October 5th, 2021 Farmer Forum, CAFF’s listening session with farmers, digging into topics of most concern to local agriculture, obstacles faced by family farmers, and guidance for CAFF’s future advocacy.

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Host Permits & Off Farm Sales: Sonoma County

Host Permits & Off Farm Sales: Sonoma County

This informational webinar for farmers explores Sonoma County regulations regarding hosting permits and selling produce off the farm (beyond farmers markets) Topics include: – Host permit for farms that want to allow other vendors on site on a regular basis

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Wildfire Resilience on the Farm: Sonoma County, CA

Wildfire Resilience on the Farm: Sonoma County, CA

Fire Resilience on the Farm. This 6-part workshop includes presentations from farmers, ranchers, experts and agencies on preparing your farm or ranch for wildfire. While some speakers may be focused on topics specific to Sonoma County, most content will be

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Water Smart Farming

Water Smart Farming

On-farm water conservation practice, slides created by Keith Ables of the Sonoma County Resource Conservation District for CAFF’s “Farming During Drought” Webinar, 4/19/21  

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Video: Farming During Drought

Video: Farming During Drought

Webinar recording of “Farming During Drought” hosted by the Sonoma County CAFF chapter together with the Sonoma RCD, exploring water smart farming practices as well as government support for farmers and ranchers.

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(VIDEO) Carbon Farming Community Partnerships: Sonoma County

Join the Sonoma County CAFF chapter for a virtual presentation and discussion on Community Partners & Carbon Farming, featuring Anthony Myint of ZeroFoodprint and Restore CA: Sonoma County – a convenient and scalable new source of funding for carbon farming

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When it’s time for food & ag workers to get vaccinated, be ready

When it’s time for food & ag workers to get vaccinated, be ready

Food and agriculture workers are designated to receive the vaccine in the next tier, Phase 1b Tier 1. The populations in this phase include: Persons 75 years and older and frontline essential workers including education, childcare, law enforcement, fire, food and

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CAFF Sonoma County Chapter Positions 2021

CAFF Sonoma County Chapter Positions 2021

Chapter officers, Proposed Slate: Position-sharing welcome. Openings may be filled by appointment by Leadership Circle during the year. Six month commitment to Leadership Circle requested prior to appointment. President –   OPEN Creates agenda, facilitates meetings, spokesperson for CAFF Chapter, keeps

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Video: Pitchforks & Policy: Sonoma County 2020

Food and agricultural policies have a big impact on our world, from how we farm to equity in the food system to protecting the future of our land. On October 6th, 2020, the Sonoma County CAFF chapter hosted their annual

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Family Farmers say YES on Measure P

Family Farmers say YES on Measure P

When Sonya Perrotti, owner of Coyote Family Farm in Penngrove, saw big signs lining nearby roads that read Farmers Say No on Measure P, she thought to herself, “Oh, do I?” And she wasn’t alone. Farmer Caiti Hachmyer was taken

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Pitchforks & Policy: Sonoma County

Pitchforks & Policy: Sonoma County

OCTOBER 6, 2020  |  6:30 – 8:00 PM Food & Agricultural Policies And Issues of Note for Sonoma County & California …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… LOCAL ISSUES 2020 HIGHLIGHTS …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… AGRICULTURAL LAND USE ISSUES Sonoma County put agriculture at the top of its

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CAFF’s Sonoma County Farm VIP Farm Tour

CAFF’s Sonoma County Farm VIP Farm Tour

CAFF’s Sonoma County chapter hosts it’s annual VIP Farm Tour (this year virtually), inviting policymakers, agency representatives and other community leaders to visit farms, learn about their operations and discuss policies that can support them, promote ecological agriculture and strengthen

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