In this episode we visit Stone’s Throw Farm, an organic vegetable and flower farm located in Colfax, California. We sat down with Bryanna Eisenhut, co-owner and operator of Stone’s Throw, to learn about her path to farming full-time and what it’s like to farm in the foothills of the Sierra’s. Bryanna also shares about the challenges and opportunities her family experienced while navigating the coronavirus pandemic and farming with young kids. Lastly, we hear how a winter storm ruined the farm’s original packhouse and how they recovered. Bryanna tells us about her favorite packhouse equipment and changes they made to improve food safety in their post-harvest operations.
- Stone’s Throw Farm website: https://www.stonesthrowfarmca.com/
- Stone’s Throw Farm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stonesthrowfarmca/
- Instructions for building a low-cost handwashing station for food safety on the farm from the University of Minnesota Extension: https://extension.umn.edu/growing-safe-food/handwashing-station
- Watch the Right Sized Sanitation Practices and Post-harvest Tool for Small Farms Video featuring Bryanna Eisenhut’s favorite post-harvest equipment mentioned in this episode: https://caff.org/right-sized-sanitation-practices-and-post-harvest-tools-for-small-farms-video/
- A list of the resources mentioned in the video: https://caff.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/post-harvest-tools-for-small-farms-video-resources-3.pdf
- CAFF’s Food Safety Templates: https://caff.org/food-safety/food-safety-plan-templates/
- Learn more about CAFF’s food safety work with farmers here and here