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Subject: Pricing on Chilhuacle Negro peppers

Any farmers out there have a fair price point, or even any price point, for the rare Chilhuacle Negro pepper? It's not grown much outside of one valley in Oaxaca, and is in decline commercially. This chili is the cornerstone of authentic Oaxacan mole negro. I was tasked with the challenge of growing it locally in the Sacramento area by a chef I supply with niche ingredients. Since it is so rare, I can't find any good market research for pricing. Hoping someone out there might have some extra little bits of info to help round out my research. (fyi, online {not local or organic}, the dried chilis go for $40 per 8 oz)

Thanks so much!

In Topics Marketing & Sales

In General FarmsReach community, Mendocino Farmers Guild, Yolo Farmers Guild, Nevada County Guild

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11/30/17

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  |  Feral Heart Farm  |  Oakland, CA commented

We grew chilhuacle negro this year. What a nice pepper! Where did you get seed?

12/01/17 9:48 AM

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Headline: Now accepting applications for our Head Gardener position during the 2018 season!

Emandal a Farm on a River is looking for a head gardener to fulfill the duties that entail during our busy season. Position will start January 8th and will go through the summer and early fall with potential to extend the position.

Emandal is a 100 year old family farm and ranch providing a place for guest to get outside, relax, hike, learn and enjoy all the bountiful delicious foods that we have to offer. Our head gardener is in charge of over 1 acre of vegetables, fruits, orchards, herbs, flowers, perennials and brambles. With the help of two assistant gardeners during the busy summer season you will provide the farm daily with freshly harvested fruits and vegetables to be prepared for our scrumptious meals.

Salary: Minimum $400/week, plus room and board, tips during family camps/groups, meals stipend and provided during the summer.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited:

  • Planning
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In General FarmsReach community, Mendocino Farmers Guild

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11/16/17

Subject: School of Adaptive Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2018 Spring & Summer Terms

Are you seeking hands on experience with sustainable, community driven agriculture? Are you curious and inspired to learn about the science, art, and business of food production?
The School of Adaptive Agriculture is located on a diverse working ranch that is fertile ground for innovative, creative, and productive projects. Every year the SAA hosts two 3 month residential programs in which we provide comprehensive training in animal husbandry, vegetable production, orchard management, and grain and seed production. As we understand that a farmer must be as self-sufficient as possible in order to succeed, we also provide instruction in small engine repair, carpentry, electricity and plumbing, as well as business and financial planning. Field trips to dozens of outstanding farms in this rich agricultural area and practice in community dynamics round out this intensive, exhilarating, and unique training
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In Topics Beginning Farmers & Ranchers

In Mendocino Farmers Guild

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11/08/17

Subject: Make sure your farm or ranch is counted! - USDA Ag Census through June...

"NASS conducts a census of all agricultural operations every 5 years. We need to know about all types of agricultural operations of all sizes. Producers who are new to farming or did not receive a Census of Agriculture in 2012 still have time to receive the 2017 Census of Agriculture report form here, or by visiting http://www.agcensus.usda.gov and clicking ‘Make Sure You Are Counted’ through June. NASS defines a farm as any place from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were produced and sold, or normally would have been sold, during the census year (2017)."

Press release:

CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE COUNTDOWN BEGINS FOR AMERICA’S FARMERS AND RANCHERS

WASHINGTON – America’s farmers and ranchers will soon have the opportunity to strongly represent agriculture in their communities and industry by taking part in the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Conducted every five years by the U.S.

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In Topics Beginning Farmers & Ranchers, Policy, News & Events

In General FarmsReach community, North Coast Convergence, Mendocino Farmers Guild, North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol, Sonoma Valley Farmers Guild, Yolo Farmers Guild, California FarmLink, Central Coast Farmers, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network, Texas Organics, Cooperation Among Farmers, Nevada County Guild, Nutrient Management Solutions, California Agritourism

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06/07/17

Subject: Overview & Resources from the Inaugural CA Farmer Educator & Support Services Summit

In September, UC SAREP & FarmsReach hosted the first CA Farmer Educator Summit in Sacramento. The resulting Top 15 Priority Areas, Directory of Organizations (incl. programs & regions served), Ecosystem Map (where orgs are based/served), and Ecosystem Chart (services offered in each program area) are all covered in today’s blog. It also includes details about the new list-serve for CA farm-focused organizations, collaborative fundraising strategies, and other priorities identified during the meeting.

The Summit built on momentum from the Farm Education Network (FEN) started on the Central Coast and on results from the January 2015 strategy session hosted by FarmsReach and Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA) in Pacific Grove, CA.

If your CA farmer organization hasn’t already done so, please fill out the Farm Education Network survey. UC SAREP and FarmsReach will periodically

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In Topics News & Events

In General FarmsReach community, North Coast Convergence, Mendocino Farmers Guild, North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol, Sonoma Valley Farmers Guild, Yolo Farmers Guild, California FarmLink, Central Coast Farmers, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network, Nevada County Guild, Nutrient Management Solutions, Weather Reporting (CA), SoCal Sustainable Farming, California Agritourism

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10/25/16, updated

Headline: organic hemp seed meal, chia seeds, and coconut oil for livestock feed or fertilizer

I have food manufacturing byproduct and off spec stuff in large quantities (tons) available for $140/ton you pick up in Redwood Valley.

Contact Phone: 707-272-5477

In General FarmsReach community, North Coast Convergence, Mendocino Farmers Guild, Nutrient Management Solutions

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06/18/16
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  |  Oz Family Farm  |  Geyserville, CA commented

Hi,

I will give you a call on Monday!

Thanks Kelly

06/19/16 1:06 PM

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Headline: Internship & Junior Partner

Green Uprising Farm at Blackberry Bend

Seeks ...

Rising Up New Farm Interns

We are looking for two 2016 Spring-Summer interns interested in all aspects of farm work; milking goats, cheese-making, compost-making, weeding, preparing beds, transplanting, harvesting, seeding, alternative building, canning and preserving.

WHO WE ARE: We're a 5 acre family farm, near the town of Willits, in a small valley nestled in the beautiful mountains of the northern California coastal range, just an hour from the spectacular Mendocino coast. We are a community committed to shrinking our ecological footprint, healing the land, and improving its productivity. We've been here eight years working to resuscitate an old farm, with orchards of apples, pears, plums, and walnut trees, a couple of small vineyards and lots of wild

blackberries. We have

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Contact Phone: 707-216-5549

In General FarmsReach community, North Coast Convergence, Mendocino Farmers Guild

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01/24/16

Subject: Have you put in your 10 minutes?

Have you put in your 10 minutes to complete the survey to be shared with over a dozen California agriculture organizations, so we can better serve YOUR needs (and be more effective and impactful)?? So far, Printed Best Practices, Drought Management, and Purchasing Help are in the lead. What’s your take?

This survey campaign will continue until at least half of you complete the quick & easy survey, so please take the 5-10 mins for the benefit of the whole community. AND: win one of two $250 cash prizes!

ORGANIZATIONS: We need your 5-minute survey answers too! Click to mark your spot in the very cool Ecosystem Maps. You could win a cash prize too!

Read more background on this survey project…

In Topics Anything Goes

In General FarmsReach community, North Coast Convergence, Mendocino Farmers Guild, North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol, Sonoma Valley Farmers Guild, Yolo Farmers Guild, California FarmLink, Central Coast Farmers, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network, Nevada County Guild, Weather Reporting (CA), SoCal Sustainable Farming

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05/27/15

Subject: Hey All, I'm looking for soil testing services......

Hey All,


I'm looking for soil testing services... I've found A&L Laboratories West as a recommendation. Didn't know if there were others that our community used? I'm interested for our community gardeners in Mendo county, should they want a resource to go to that's fairly affordable.

Thanks!

In Topics Soil Fertility Management

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01/13/14

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  |  Gardens Project Of North Coast Opportunities  |  Ukiah, CA commented

Koby, thanks, this is a great resource!
01/17/14 10:46 AM

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Subject: Ground Rules

All: Please note the Ground Rules below when posting (they’re also found on the Conversations page). Any blatant promotions will be deleted and, going forward, your account will be canceled.

We’re currently designing a new Marketplace where all you folks wanting to promote yourselves can happily do so there.

In the meantime, PLEASE observe the simple Ground Rules:

  • Speak your mind! Just make sure it applies to our community of production farmers….in California.
  • Chime in! Don't be shy. Everyone benefits from more sharing.
  • Invite other opinions. There's more than one way of doing things.
  • There's no such thing as a dumb question. Someone is probably wondering the same thing.
  • Keep on topic. Remember, no pushing your products or services except in Classifieds or the Source Directory.
  • If you see something inappropriate or not for production farmers, speak up or contact us.

Thank you!

In Topics Anything Goes, Technical Support/Help

In General FarmsReach community, Mendocino Farmers Guild

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03/28/15
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