Small Farm tech hub

Identifying right-fit technologies for the small farm. We help small-scale farmers, food hubs, and farmers markets navigate technological resources & expand market opportunities.

Free Consultations!

Provided to CA-based operators seeking to access or expand their use of web-based technologies including e-commerce, social media, marketing, and more!


From e-commerce platforms to point of sale systems to basic online marketing tips we have you covered! Browse our collection of resources for farmers, markets and other local food professionals.

Podcasts, Social Media Groups, Publications

Get connected with others through these online, interactive groups and gain knowledge from the farming community!

Small Farm Tech Expo

Many of today’s innovations are built for large-scale production, out of reach for many family farmers. Our Tech Expo aims to change that narrative. Join us in this annual event, where we showcase what's possible for small-scale ag technology!

Small Farm Innovation Challenge

The Tech Hub host the annual Small Farm Innovation Challenge, a contest open to anyone with an idea to help small farms thrive.

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Subscribe to CAFF's monthly newsletter for the latest news and resources on small scale agriculture in CA. Make sure to check "Small Farm Tech."

Team members are standing by to help identify how technology can best support the needs of your small business.

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Meet CAFF's Tech Hub Team

CAFF Tech Hub

Elizabeth Vaughan

Farm to Market Tech Hub Specialist

Sharing tech & business solutions to make purchasing local food more accessible and competitive.
CAFF Tech Hub

Maria Ridoutt-Orozco

Small Farm Technology Advisor

Supporting farmers in their journey to integrate technologies that align with their needs and values

Elizabeth Vaughan

Farm to Market Tech Hub Specialist

Elizabeth brings over 10 years of experience in strengthening healthy, just, and sustainable food systems. At CAFF she manages the Small Farm Tech Hub, supporting farmers across California with their technology and business needs. Elizabeth’s education is in business economics from UC Santa Barbara and sustainable horticulture from Cuyamaca College. Her passion for sustainable food systems launched while she worked alongside Ugandan farmers during her Peace Corps service and was shown the inextricable links between the health of a community, the environment, and the food that is produced and consumed within that community. In her free time, she enjoys stewarding her family’s five-acre ranch located in San Diego County.
San Diego, CA

Maria Ridoutt-Orozco

Small Farm Technology Advisor

Maria supports the Small Farm Tech Hub by leading technical assistance efforts to improve the productivity and competitiveness of small farmers. Maria is originally from Peru and fell in love with farming when she attended the Agrarian National University in Lima. After receiving her B.S. in Environmental Engineering, she worked in sustainability and agriculture in Japan, Connecticut and California. Before joining CAFF, Maria worked for the Climate-Smart Agriculture program at UC ANR and studied Innovation and Technology at Utah State University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dogs and cats, gardening and traveling to learn about new cultures.

Latest News & Updates

Small Farm Tech Expo 2024

On March 1st, 2024, CAFF hosted the much-anticipated Small Farm Tech Expo at Madera Community College. Amidst a steady downpour, our annual Expo still had a great turn out and the day brimmed

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