Successful small farmers – insights and experience

Successful small farmers – insights and experience

Posted by on April 17, 2011 in Direct Marketing, Farms & Farmers | Comments Off on Successful small farmers – insights and experience

In the Successful Small Farmers session, there were three farmers talking about their experiences and what they’ve learnt (leading to their advice to those getting started). This was a really interesting and useful session – a wealth of knowledge and passion punctuated by dry humour and a good dose of dungarees 🙂

CSFC Farm Tour – Paicines Ranch

CSFC Farm Tour – Paicines Ranch

Posted by on March 21, 2011 in Direct Marketing, Farms & Farmers | Comments Off on CSFC Farm Tour – Paicines Ranch

Paicines Ranch was brought primarily for conservation purposes – the real passion here is to restore the grasslands through use of holistic management, rotational grazing etc. Purchased with IT money – Silicon Valley seems to be inadvertently funding some interesting activity! The property is about 7,500 acres with low rainfall – long-term avg around 12-14 in (by my calculations this […]

CSFC Farm Tour – Hain Ranch Organics

CSFC Farm Tour – Hain Ranch Organics

Posted by on March 20, 2011 in Direct Marketing, Farms & Farmers, Uncategorized | Comments Off on CSFC Farm Tour – Hain Ranch Organics

Hain Ranch Organics runs a pastured poultry system (adapted from Joel Salatin approach), under / throughout an existing walnut orchard. Things that were most noticeable about this for me:

California Small Farms Conference: 6-8 March 2011

California Small Farms Conference: 6-8 March 2011

Posted by on March 20, 2011 in Events, Farms & Farmers, Uncategorized | Comments Off on California Small Farms Conference: 6-8 March 2011

First stop on my US trip is the California Small Farms Conference – found through a random google on the day I left Australia. Very excitied to find this has been conveniently organised for my introduction to all things food in the USA. So Day 1 of my trip will be negotiating public transport to get myself to San Hose […]