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!

2022-2023 Farm Grant Applications

March 13 Update: Thank you to all the farms who submitted proposals! The farm grant committee is reviewing applications and will have updates shortly.

The Good Farm Fund Grant Committee is comprised of members of the farming and food communities.

  • Linda MacElwee
  • Alex Nielson, MendoLake Food Hub
  • Allegra Foley, North Coast Opportunities
  • Lucy Bartholomew, Blue Zones Mendocino
  • Elizabeth Archer, Bonterra Vineyards
  • Sarah Marshall, North Coast Opportunities
  • Lisa Ludwigsen, Good Farm Fund project coordinator

Thank you to California Fire Fund and Redwood Credit Union
for providing funding for the 2022-2023 grant cycle.