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Madeline Power  |  Custom Reality Services  |  Milwaukee, WI

Subject: Looking for an EV tractor

Hi there,

My name is Madeline Power. I am a film producer and currently working on a documentary about the renewable energy efforts in the state of California. I am looking for an EV tractor to use as a prop in one of the scenes. Does anyone have any suggestions or have an EV tractor they would be willing to let us use? Would be open to paying a rental fee. Please let me know if you have any suggestions or resources. Feel free to email me at Maddy@crsvrlab.com

Thank you!

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12/11/17

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  |  Floodgate Farm  |  Redwood Valley, CA commented

Steve Heckeroth in Mendocino or Albion is into this and may have one.

12/18/17 9:02 AM

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Jacob Roberson  |  Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)  |  Fresno, CA

Subject: Food Safety Regional Lead for Tulare, Fresno, Madera, and Merced counties

Good Morning Ya'll,

My name is Jacob Roberson and I am the Food Safety Regional Lead for Tulare, Fresno, Madera, and Merced counties for a non-profit organization called Community Alliance with Family Farmers (new to Fresno area). CAFF is well established all over California except for the Central Valley which is where I am based out of (Fresno to be exact). I wanted to use this post as a source to contact farmers who are struggling with food safety and cannot afford to hire an outside consultant to come to their farm, perform assessments, help with documentation, and get their farm ready for a 3rd party audit. I perform the same duties as an outside consultant but my service is no cost to the farmer. CAFF is a non-profit organization looking to better food safety standards and procedures practiced on small farms / farms at a disadvantage (financial hardships, language barriers, new farmers, etc.).

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06/09/17
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Michael Hermon  |  Farm Dog  |  San Jose, CA

Subject: Answer 25 farming questions - and we'll mail you a hat

Dear farmers!

We're a small team on a big mission - to make precision agriculture concepts affordable and accessible to even the smallest of farmers. We need some input to be smarter about what we're building.

Our name is Farm Dog (http://farmdog.ag/) and we'll gladly send a Farm Dog hat to the first 50 people that will answer the 25 questions in this survey form: http://goo.gl/forms/88SywcPrlt

Yours,

Michael Hermon

Co-founder and CTO

Farm Dog

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12/08/15
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Kevin Nowell  |  Humble Bee Hill Farms  |  Shingle Springs, CA

Subject: Wholesale and Brokers

Hello Everyone,

Over the past few years almost all my marketing has been done directly through me to CSA customers and particular local restaurants. We are in the process of expanding the farm and looking towards having excess in the future much beyond what our local CSA and current restaurants are consuming.

So today my main questions are, 1. Does anyone have any experience with any local/ semi-local distributors or wholesalers in Northern California? 2. Good or Bad experiences? please elaborate. 3. Do they pay fair prices? 4. Who if anyone would you recommend? 5. What kind of food safety and insurance hurdles did you have to deal with to land these larger accounts?

I know we have a lot of experience on the boards here, and I am sure I am not the only one with the issue of growing more food and trying to figure out how to best sell it outside of their local markets without selling out to the big man and making stupidly low returns?

Thanks in advance,

-Kevin Nowell

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  |  Humble Bee Hill Farms  |  Shingle Springs, CA commented

Does anyone have any experience with any other particular wholesalers or brokers? Anyone who is better or worse or any red flags for companies to avoid? I guess I am looking for some specifics so I can make some calls out to these different buyers and get some input.

Thanks everyone for your input, it has all been very helpful.

02/16/15 4:36 PM

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Caitlin Sislin  |  FEED Sonoma  |  Sebastopol, CA

Subject: Support one of CA's 18 regional food hubs!

Hi all,
Thanks very much supporting Sonoma County's regional food hub, FEED Sonoma, in our crowdfunding campaign! We're fundraising for a new truck so we can continue to support local farmers by selling even more of their chemical-free produce.

Farmers in our network are doubling and tripling sales by working with us, but our trucks are old and unreliable. With a sturdy truck we can deliver more harvested-to-order produce along more diverse routes.

We are closing in on the halfway mark of our campaign, and we're almost half-funded.

http://igg.me/at/feedsonoma

Check out the many new perks just added, including bulk squash, juicing apples, eggs, seaweed, and more, along with great restaurant gift certificates.

And take a look at our new website! http://www.feedsonoma.com

Thank you!

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11/06/14
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Noah Fulmer  |  Local Orbit  |  Ann Arbor, MI

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02/10/14
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Paula Gaska  |  Mendocino Organics  |  Redwood Valley, CA
How are meat producers in the North Bay or North Coast getting whole carcasses to restaurants and butcher shops in San Francisco or the Bay Area in general? We were getting pigs and lambs butchered at Rancho in Petaluma and Panizzera in Occidental respectively, and having Golden Gate Meat in Santa Rosa haul the whole carcasses to our buyer in SF. However, Golden Gate Meat recently told us that they are not doing that kind of distribution anymore. Does anyone know of someone who can pick up these kind of deliveries? In the past, it has not made sense for us to do our own deliveries as we are in Mendocino County, the slaughterhouses/processors are in Sonoma County, and our restaurant markets are further south. Thanks.

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  |  Mendocino Organics  |  Redwood Valley, CA commented

Thanks for the suggestions, John. We're going to a Slow Money event next Tuesday all about "Funding the Food Chain for Local Meat," and hopefully, we'll be able to find new ideas or people to work with to get around the distribution barrier here.   Details on the March 19 event: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=ea1ffd32dbede38c692b7a2fe&id=3449f4a69e&e=2e19fa9c35
03/13/13 8:05 PM

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I need help managing my drivers' expenses on diesel/gas!

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11/06/12
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11/06/12 11:29 AM

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