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Headline: Farm Items for Sale

We are moving out of the area and are selling farm equipment. Below is an updated list with items for sale. Please contact me for more information.

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Contact Phone: 925-819-2363

In General FarmsReach community, North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol, Sonoma Valley Farmers Guild, Yolo Farmers Guild, Nutrient Management Solutions

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01/07/18

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

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

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: Farm Assistant in Sonoma

Bi-Rite Farm in Sonoma, CA is hiring a Seasonal Farm Assistant for 2016 Season

20-40 hours/week, May - November (dates/hours flexible and dependent on season)

Pay commensurate with experience, plus produce and eggs

Bi-Rite Market is a community market with two San Francisco locations and a Creamery. We believe that food does more than nourish: food brings people together. The food we make and sell connects our staff, our guests, our producers and the environment. In this way, we “create community through food”.

Bi-Rite Farm is a three acre parcel located in Sonoma, CA, providing produce, herbs, and flowers to Bi Rite Markets and Creamery, and other local restaurants. This farm gives Bi-Rite the opportunity to educate the staff and community, by giving them a chance to get their hands in the soil. Our produce is highlighted in the deli dishes

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In General FarmsReach community, Sonoma Valley Farmers Guild, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network, Cooperation Among Farmers

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04/13/16

Headline: Farmers looking for a used tractor

Hello,

My name is Will Nelson and my partner, Erica Gassmann, and I are owners of The Bear & The Bee, an organic farm and apiary. We just moved to El Dorado County from New England and are in need of a tractor. The diesel fuel injector pump just died along with the clutch in the pto on our current tractor. We are looking for used 4x4 diesel tractor preferably 35 hp or more. We haven't had much luck on craigslist or with used dealerships. We are on a tight budget and short on time. Any information or leads would be much appreciated. You can call or email: 925-819-2363. Thank you.

Will and Erica

In General FarmsReach community, North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol, Sonoma Valley Farmers Guild, Yolo Farmers Guild, Nutrient Management Solutions

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03/06/16

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: I Have, I Need from 10/7 Sebastopol Guild

In Topics Anything Goes

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

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10/08/14

Subject: what makes a farm stand work?

This month, my buddy Arron from Tabletop Farm installed a farm stand in downtown Pt. Reyes Station and I've lately been passing by quite a few new farm stands--Worker Bee just outside Freestone, Little Wing Farm in Valley Ford, and many, many more. Does anyone have tips on how to make a farm stand successful? What's worked? What hasn't worked? And any ideas on how we can collectively promote farm stands in general without saturating the market?

In Topics Marketing & Sales

In General FarmsReach community, Mendocino Farmers Guild, North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol, Sonoma Valley Farmers Guild, Yolo Farmers Guild, Nevada County Guild, Contra Costa Farmers Guild

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Biochar School: Low Technology/High Ingenuity

11/07/14 - 11/11/14 | Valley Ford, CA

SAVE THE DATE!
• Announcing an exciting new biochar learning opportunity
• More info and registration coming soon!

Biochar School:
Appropriate Technology for the Small Farm
November 7-11, 2014

• 5 days of learning and experimentation at Swallow Valley Farm in Sonoma County, California
• Produced by Wilson Biochar Associates, New England Biochar, LLC and Biocarbon Associates
• Co-sponsored by US Biochar Initiative, Sonoma Biochar Initiative

Southern California Biochar Initiative and others TBA

Sign up NOW to get more information – add your name to the email update list for the Biochar School here: http://biocharschool.bpt.me

This educational program will demonstrate simple, small to medium scale biochar production technology, with lessons and demonstrations of methods for feedstock selection and

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09/03/14, updated
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