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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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California Farm Academy Information Session

11/11/17, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm | Winters, CA

We are now accepting applications for the
2018 Beginning Farmer Training Program
and
Apprenticeship Program
!

To learn more about these programs, please join us for our
CFA Information Session
to meet alumni, program staff, and ask questions!

The California Farm Academy provides beginning farmers with the knowledge, skills, business competency, and resources to thrive and grow in a farming career.
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10/11/17, updated

Subject: 2018 CA Farm Academy: NOW accepting applications!

Hello from the California Farm Academy!!

We are currently accepting applications for the 2018 Beginning Farmer Training Program & the Apprenticeship Program!

Please join us for our CFA Information Session to meet alumni, program staff, and learn more.

The CA Farm Academy Beginning Farmer Training Program provides aspiring farmers a strong foundation from which to launch their agricultural careers. During the seven-month program, lessons focus on crop production, business planning, & marketing, & culminate in a personal business plan or farm career plan. In addition to

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In Topics Beginning Farmers & Ranchers, Women in Agriculture, News & Events, Anything Goes

In General FarmsReach community, Yolo Farmers Guild, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network

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10/11/17

Headline: Looking For Spent Hens And Other Spent Poultry Too !!

Looking For Spent Hens And Other Spent Poultry Too !!

Hi I'm a spent hen buyer and I buy other spent poultry too !! I'm looking for large amounts reasonably priced for resale !! Thanks !!!

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08/09/17

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  |  New Hope Farms  |  Pinole, CA commented

I also have some spent hens and ducks, about 25 in total. Please feel free to contact me if you are still interested monicaannwhite@gmail.com

10/02/17 2:14 PM

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Headline: Hair sheep ewes need a new home

I have a flock of 7 ewes who need to be re-homed as I'm moving my farming operation to another property and can't take them with me. I usually breed in late August (for late January/ early February lambs) so hopefully they'll be settled in with a new beau by then.
I also have 9 lambs (6 months old), at least three of which I want to keep to grow out a bit more, and am open to selling live or keeping til harvest the other 6. Ewe lambs could be bred or used for meat, boys are wethered and ready for the freezer when they are done growing. I usually harvest when they're 15 or 16 months when grass dries up the following spring since we use them for mowing. But they're ready to go earlier than that if you have a different management idea. A few of them are pretty well grown up right now.
As for the ewes, they vary in age (1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 6 years) and are all healthy self sufficient mamas. All but the 6-yr old,

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  |  Palladay Pastures  |  Elverta, CA commented

Hi Sarah, I've tried messaging you & calling... very interested. Located in Elverta on 20ac. 916-550-8645 land line, or 919-539-6264 cell (text ok). Thanks!

08/11/17 12:32 PM

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Headline: Does anybody know where can buy large volumes of chicks and Pullets cheap or a hatcheries for chicks

Farmer looking ??
Does anybody know where can buy large volumes of chicks and Pullets cheap or a hatcheries for chicks in California around Sacramento or the Central Valley

Or by Petaluma ???? Any Help would be grateful !!!

Thanks

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08/09/17

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: Agrarian Elders: Planning for Succession Workshop in Grass Valley on Wednesday, March 15th

The long-term future of local farms and ranches depends on families talking and planning together. Among 742 farmers and ranchers in Nevada County, 35% are age 65 or over, and 5.7% are under 35 years of age, according to the 2012 USDA Ag Census. Many families face questions about how to retire and sustain their farms and ranches.

California FarmLink launched the “Agrarian Elders and the Next Generation Project” to create solutions for farm and ranch families looking for retirement options, and to preserve local farm and ranch businesses.

Together California FarmLink, Nevada County Resource Conservation District (RCD, and the Nevada County Farm Bureau, present the workshop “Agrarian Elders: Planning for Succession”.

Agrarian Elders: Planning for Succession

Wednesday, March 15 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Grass Valley, location announced upon registration

Register at:

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In Topics Business & Financial Planning, Farmland Conservation, Sales & Estate Planning, Beginning Farmers & Ranchers, News & Events

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03/02/17

Subject: Small Grains Field Day THIS SATURDAY

Sorry for the late posting!

The California Grain Campaign is organizing a Small Grains Field Day this Saturday, Feb.11, at Open Field Farm in Petaluma.

Registrations close Wednesday, Feb. 9. Email campaign@californiagrains.com for registration information.

A small number of California farmers have revived heritage grains in recent years. They've grown in varied climes and tried different strains. Now it's time to gather together, to learn from farmers and researchers, and to share best practices to strengthen our farms, businesses, and food shed.
The Small Grain Field Day is part of a series of workshops that will address technical aspects of grain farming specific to the California context.
AGENDA
The field day will cover four areas: seed selection, field cultivation, planting and monitoring -- including related equipment.
10 AM - Introductions and Open Field Farm tour
10:30 AM - Seed
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In Topics Seed & Planting, Harvesting, Beginning Farmers & Ranchers, News & Events

In General FarmsReach community, Yolo Farmers Guild, Cooperation Among Farmers

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02/08/17

Headline: Part Time Seasonal Farm Assistant / Harvest Help

Heavy Dirt Farm (established 2012) is home to a small residential community and a vegetable farm. We consciously grow food for the local community, and participate in various forms of meaningful land based work in order to create a holistic interconnected farm system of people, plants, animals, and the land. The sole proprietor of the vegetable farm is seeking assistance for the duration of the growing season for planting, maintaining, and harvesting 1.5 acres of vegetables & orchard fruit.

We also have a small breeding flock of sheep, and rotationally graze them using an electric fence during the grass season (October - May).

We sell our produce through a small year-round CSA program, a few local restaurants, and a small farmer’s market in Sacramento. Although we are not currently certified Organic, we manage the market garden to standards above and beyond those required for certification. Our

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