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Headline: Northern & Central California - Two Openings (Business Advisor)

About Kitchen Table Advisors

Kitchen Table Advisors works with a diverse group of small, sustainable farms and ranches and a community of their passionate supporters to provide the business guidance, support, and knowhow needed to grow a financially viable business. We invest in the economic viability of the next generation of sustainable small farms and ranches so they can serve as the foundation of stronger and healthier regional food systems. We are a small but growing team of fun-loving, committed sustainable food and farming champions who are leveraging their connections, expertise, and talents to make a real impact on the food system. By being a part of this small nonprofit organization your contributions will shape the future of our work.

Do you have hands on experience or a natural talent for coaching, advising, and asking the right questions to help business owners figure out how to make more

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In General FarmsReach community, North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol, California FarmLink, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network

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05/25/17

Headline: a dairy cow that has freshened or will by june

somehow the bull missed our holstein when we bred everyone this past fall. as part of our summer camp program, we - the campers and counselors - hand milk our cow during morning and evening chores - more details about camp at the website "farm camp @ plantation".

ideally we'd borrow your easy to handle dairy cow for the summer. i can pick her up and bring her back home.

alternatively, we would consider purchasing her. if we were borrowing her, we'd like her to come to our place the first week of june and return home the middle of august.

In General FarmsReach community, North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network

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05/09/17

Headline: Paul’s Produce in Sonoma Seeks Farm Assistant & Field Worker

Opportunity to work at longstanding diverse vegetable farm in Sonoma, be part of an experienced farm team, and learn under a reputable, established farmer. Growing on 10 acres in year-round production, Paul’s Produce has been serving Sonoma Valley and the greater Bay Area for nearly 31 years. We pride ourselves on efficient use of time and energy and employ many labor saving tools and techniques. We are seeking individuals with some farming experience, but will consider anyone with a good work ethic and enthusiasm.

Main Duties:

  • Picking, packing and growing a wide variety of seasonal vegetables
  • Field work (cultivating, planting, working with drip/overhead irrigation)
  • Possible farmers market fill in
  • Possible delivery to local restaurants

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:

- 2+ years of experience farming or farm/gardening preferred

- Spanish language proficiency preferred

- Collaborative attitude and ability

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In General FarmsReach community, North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol, Sonoma Valley Farmers Guild

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02/25/17

Headline: Cane Berry Farm Manager Position With Profit Sharing Potential

Le Reve Farm, located just outside Sebastopol CA, is a small operation focused on organic, regenerative production of several varieties of cane berries. We are currently in need of a dedicated farm manager to oversee all aspects of production, harvest, distribution and development of new plantings. We have well established local markets and clients which has completely streamlined marketing and distribution allowing the farm manager to focus on production and harvest. Additionally, production systems are well developed basically making the entire operation relatively turn-key at this juncture. Please note that we will provide ample training and support, but the manager will be working independently approximately 80% of the time.

Projected time commitments and associated work (approximate):

December-Mid-May:

- 160 hours - pruning, IPM (weed, pest & disease management), irrigation system

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12/12/16, updated

Subject: Tractor models that have worked? The classic One-Tractor dilemma

Howdy Farmers,

I am looking for specific tractor models, old or new (manufacturer, model, and year) that veggie growers have really liked, so that I can search them used on TractorHouse. Our situation is this...

My partner and I are tooling up to break ground on a 6-8 acre, diverse vegetable CSA in Sebastopol. We are researching tractors, and deep into the classic "one tractor conundrum". With the ability to only afford one tractor, we would like to have a versatile one. We'd like it to be able to do primary tillage, as well as has have properly spaced and thin enough tires to get it into our shaped beds to help renovate beds for second-plantings (to undercut, disc, rototill, or spade), to weed the furrows and to possibly flame-weed (if we can find a 60" tractor mounted flame weeder). We will cultivate in-row manually the first years.

Our requirements are: ~50 horsepower, 4WD, 60" center-to-center tread

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In Topics Equipment, Beginning Farmers & Ranchers, Anything Goes

In General FarmsReach community, North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol, Cooperation Among Farmers, Nevada County Guild

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12/01/16, updated

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  |  Terra Firma Farm  |  Winters, CA commented

I swear I am not a Kubota sales rep, and I've never actually seen a 7060 up close, but the online specs say that both the front and rear wheel spacing on the 4wd model can be set at 60 inches. http://www.tractordata.com/farm-tractors/007/4/2/7423-kubota-m7060-dimensions.html

This turned into a great thread with lots of farmers posting...I guess it takes tractor talk in December to get the FR forums humming.

The reason everyone likes Kubotas is because they are still built the old way, to last. Little or no electronics, no computers, simple hydraulic systems, bombproof engines, and components and parts that are easy to replace and relatively inexpensive.

12/05/16 9:41 PM, updated

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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

Blossoms and Herbs: a "Growing" Market in the North Coast

11/08/16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Santa Rosa, CA

FARMING 101 will host a panel on Growing Flowers and Herbs (medicinal and culinary): creating niche markets in the North Coast region.

Participants will learn how to grow and market locally grown flowers and herbs via local distribution methods:

  • North Bay Flower Collective, an alliance of local flower growers and floral designers
  • Sonoma County Herb Exchange, who connect local herb growers with medicine makers.

Panellists include:
Heidi Herrmann, Strong Arm Farm
Daniele Allion Strawn, JoLee Blooms
Jordan Thompson, Heidrun Meadery
BJ Avery, Sonoma County Herb Exchange

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In General FarmsReach community, North Coast Convergence, North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network

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10/20/16

Headline: old carports

We are looking for used carports for a ranch project in Sonoma County with or without the canvas cover.

In General FarmsReach community, North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol

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08/12/16

Headline: Berry Harvest & Farm Management Help Wanted ASAP

Le Reve Farm is a smallish berry and apple growing operation located just outside of the city of Sebastopol, CA. We are looking for help with this year's berry harvest as well as someone who is interested in working part-time on the farm management side of the operation. Experience not required but would be helpful. Harvesting is paid at a competitive piece rate and hourly work compensation based on prior experience. Harvesting take place on Monday and Thursday mornings and is expected to last though the end of October. Part-time work is year round with variable hours depending on the season. We'll consider seasonal pickers as well as those interested in seasonal and or year round employment. If interested, please email John at john6802@gmail.com or cal 707-477-0536.

Contact Phone: 707-477-0536

In General FarmsReach community, North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol

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07/28/16

Headline: Two employment opportunities

Bernier Farms is an organic farm located in Healdsburg/Geyserville area of Sonoma County. We are looking for someone who sees farming as their career of choice. Someone who either has farming experience or would like to learn to be a successful farmer. We have a 10 acre farm and need an employee who will help us plant, maintain and harvest our vegetables and fruits for the 2016 farming season. This job could continue as a full time job throughout the year if desired. There is an opportunity for room and board or a place where someone could hook up their camper, if desired.

Contact Phone: 707-849-7592

In General FarmsReach community, North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol

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06/19/16
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