Our friends at Mendocino Grove are presenting three get-togethers featuring local food, drinks, flowers, and music! Meet the farmers, visit with friends and neighbors, and enjoy a fabulous meal and local musicians. Proceeds will be donated to the Good Farm Fund! Join us for one or all three lovely, cool evenings in nature on the coast!

2023 Farmers Convergence

June 20, 2023, Ridgewood Ranch, Willits, CA

After a three-year break, we enjoyed a productive and enriching day sharing ideas, networking, and exploring the challenges and rewards of our local farm community. Among the top topics – what are the strategies to make local farming and ranching viable? Also, round tables on selling to Farms to Schools; farm business check-in, recruiting & maintaining farm labor, medicine & full circle herbalism, restorative yoga, and more!

Thanks to all who helped organize, volunteer, present, and attend. It was a great day!

The Farmers Convergence is Back!

We are excited to see everyone for a day on the ranch sharing ideas, success stories, challenges, and inspiration! Please reserve your ticket early so we can prepare your tasty breakfast and lunch! Reserve tickets here

Have an idea for a breakout group? Let us know!

Email us at info@goodfarmfundgmail-com

Gathering & Celebrating – Winter Feast 2022

The Good Farm Fund Winter Feast at BARRA of Mendocino on December 6 was an enormous success. Tickets sold out and we served dinner to 200+ happy people. People came early and stayed late to enjoy the food, the music, the lively auction, and the conversation. The triumphant return of the Winter Feast for the first time in three years was full of the Mendocino magic we all love and crave.

The event netted over $30,000. $20,000 will go toward the next grant cycle, and $10,000 toward the Market Match Program.  We are also donating 20% of the silent auction proceeds to the Redwood Valley Rancheria community garden and food distribution program, in recognition of holding the event on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Redwood Valley Little River Band of Pomo Indians.

We were overwhelmed with the support from our community – farmers, chefs, and businesses throughout Mendocino and Lake Counties contributed to the make the event so successful. We are forever grateful for the support and look forward to a successful year ahead.

We Have a Winner!

We have a winner for the Costa Rica 5-Night Getaway! Heather Paulsen will be enjoying the tropical vacation. We want to thank everyone who participated in this raffle as well as the homeowners who so generously donated a stay at their lovely home.

The funds raised from the raffle will be donated to Market Match, which provides EBT recipients with matching dollars to purchase fresh, local food.

Enter to win a 5-night stay in a Costa Rican villa AND support Market Match!

This week, give local and enter to win five nights in a Costa Rican villa!

The Good Farm Fund has been offered the fantastic opportunity of a FIVE-NIGHT STAY AT A VILLA IN DOMENICALITO, COSTA RICA!

Set in the tropical jungle near the Pacific coast, the house sleeps 10 and features an infinity pool and second story balcony.

The offer includes a $1000 travel stipend.

🐝 WHEN YOU MAKE A $100 DONATION TO THE GOOD FARM FUND YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE ENTERED TO WIN. Buy 2 tickets and be entered twice! You get the idea. Donations are made through our secure portal.

We are selling just 125 tickets for this exceptional opportunity. If you weren’t able to purchase tickets at our Winter Feast last week, now is your chance! There are just a few tickets left.

Perhaps best of all, proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward the Market Match program, which provides matching funds for low-income residents to purchase local food.

We will announce the winner on winter solstice, Wednesday, December 21, 2022. What are you waiting for?

🐝 No cash value. Travel stipend must be used for this stay.
🐝 Some date restrictions may apply
🐝 Offer good for 2023 calendar year.

Good Farm Fund is a community organization that aims to provide direct support to small farmers and increase local food security for all members of our community through or local farm mini-grants and supporting the EBT/Food Stamp Match at farmers markets. We also host fantastic farm-to-table events to celebrate local food!

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Winter Feast 2022 – A Night to Remember!

The Good Farm Fund Winter Feast was a rich and warm gathering of supporters from across the spectrum – farmers, food businesses, and community partners. A sold-out crowd of 200 people shared the bounty of the very special place we call home. We are grateful for it all!

Winter Feast Golden Ticket Raffle – Five-nights in Costa Rican Villa!

Purchase tickets for this fantastic tropical opportunity with your event ticket or the night of the event.
The Good Farm Fund’s Winter Feast fundraises for two programs: 
Grants for small farm critical infrastructure projects and the Market Match program.

This year, the Golden Ticket Raffle will fund Market Match. 

The Food Stamp Match (EBT) program, is the single most effective way to support local farms and make local food more affordable for low-income community members. It successfully redirects the subsidies away from industrial food in supermarkets and corner stores to local farmers by giving EBT users an additional dollar for every dollar they spend at the market (up to $15). This means they get $30 worth of produce, cheese, or meat for only $15 in EBT.

Purchasing Golden Ticket Raffle tickets will help Market Match and give you a chance to win a five-night stay in this stunning villa in Domincalito, Costa Rica! 

This three-bedroom, two-bath home features an infinity pool and second-story balcony overlooking the Pacific Ocean and surrounding jungle. 
The villa sleeps up to 10 guests.
A tranquil, relaxing getaway.
Prize includes a $1,000 airline voucher. 
Each Golden Raffle ticket is just $100
Chances of winning are great!  Buy a ticket now! 

Don’t delay. Buy your tickets now!  We can’t wait to see everyone on December 6 for an amazing meal and party.

Stay tuned for menu details!

We are grateful for the many community sponsors of the Winter Feast:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Barra of Mendocino, Bewildered Pig, Black Dog Catering, Black Oak Coffee Roasters, Fogeater Cafe, Graziano Family of Wines, Handley Cellars, Kemmy’s Pies, Mendo Ferments, MendoLake Food Hub, Mendocino Outland Bartending, Mendough Catering, Mendocino College Culinary Arts Program, Patrona Restaurant, Reza’s Breadery, Stella Cadente Olive Oil, Big Mesa Farm, Carson & Bees, Covelo Organic, Fairall’s Farm, Golden Rule Garden, Green Uprising Farm, Mendocino Grain Project, Mulligan Gardens, The New Agrarian Collective, Oak Valley Farm, Pennyroyal Farm, Rivino Winery, Sean Mooney, Blue Zones Project, Cafe Beaujolais, Cold Creek Compost, Cuffy’s Cove, The Farm Mendo, Fern Foot Events, KZYX-FM, Noe Designs, North Coast Opportunities, Redwood Credit Union, Ukiah Natural Foods Co-op

Good Farm Fund Winter Feast Tickets on Sale Now!

Get your tickets now!

Please join us for this tradition of celebrating the end of a successful harvest & farming season. The dinner will serve up local food and lively music from the Clay Hawkins Duo. As a key fundraiser for the Good Farm Fund, the event will also offer gift baskets of local products and Golden Ticket raffle. 

A team of local chefs, food businesses, and farmers will work collaboratively to create a Mediterranean-style meal.  Among the contributors to the event will be Ruthie King of Headwaters Grazing who will provide pastured lamb and Olan Cox will be bringing his pizza oven.  Headwaters Grazing was a Good Farm Fund grant recipient last year.

Since its inception in 2015, the Good Farm Fund has awarded over $250,000 in grants to local farms.  Good Farm Fund also supports the Market Match program, which helps residents in need with access to locally grown food.

See you there!

Summer Soirée 2022 Has Been Postponed to December 6!

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Good Farm Fund has postponed our summer fundraiser to Tuesday, December 6. Details about location will come soon.

In the traditional of all Good Farm Fund’s events, this winter feast will showcase our region’s best food and culinary talent and feature the stories of those who keep our local food going strong; the people who feed our community, from shovel to fork.

Local food does not get better than this!

Ticket information coming soon.

Eat Well. Do Good. Care for Others.

Event proceeds directly support our Farm Grant Program that provides crucial funding for infrastructure development projects on local farms, and helps support the EBT/Food Stamp Match program to ensure access to healthy food for all members of our community.

Our event sponsors’ generous support is humbling. Their help and encouragement ensures that the funds raised through this event goes to funding our important work. Thank you.