Get to Know the Farms
Looking for wholesale product from local farms? Check out our Find Organics > Wholesale section.
It's comforting to know where your food comes from, and whether it's sustainably grown and free of harmful residues. It's also nice getting to know the farmers - at our local farmers' markets and other farm events.
Farm Profiles & SpotlightsFarmers each have their own story of how they got into sustainable agriculture. Some have been farming their whole lives, some started farming to escape the corporate world, some fell into it completely by accident. Get the lowdown on our local growers.
- Farms at the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market, CUESA
- Farms from Marin County, Grown in Marin
- Farmer-of-the-Month, KQED
Farmer NewbiesFarming is a tough business as it is, farmland prices keep going up, and there are too few young folks getting into the biz. Something has to change if we want to keep food in our bellies. See a day in the life of our future food heroes, the new generation of sustainable farmers.
- New Farmer Journals, Rodale Institute: New Farm
- Freshman Farmer Blog
- Grow A Farmer Campaign, UCSC Ctr for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems
Hands-On ProgramsIn the Bay Area, we have several hands-on programs for people curious about organic agriculture – for both "tourists" and potential farmers in the future. Farm for fun or farm for credit.
Find FarmsBecoming familiar with farms makes it easier to choose local and organic farms when shopping at farmers' markets and grocery stores. Many farms welcome visitors!
NewsFind out what's happening with sustainable farms, farmers and food.
- Victual Reality, Grist Magazine's column on the eco-politics of food
- The Final Word weekly, by Alan Guebert, an award-winning agricultural journalist
- Ladybug Letter semi-weekly, by Andy Griffin of Mariquita Farm in Watsonville
- OCA News Headlines, Organic Consumers Association
- New Farm News & Research, Rodale Institute: New Farm