The Ecological Farming Association presents the annual EcoFarm Conference each January. As the oldest and largest ecological agricultural gathering in the West, the EcoFarm Conference offers more than 70 workshops featuring an array of educational and technical sessions for farmers, ranchers, distributors, retailers, activists, consumers, students, and educators, along with an exhibitor marketplace, live entertainment, discussion groups, mixers, delicious meals and libations.
The 38th annual EcoFarm Conference will be held at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California, January 24- 27, 2018. To learn more and to register, visit www.eco-farm.org/conference in October.
Organic Stone Fruit Jubilee
Join the Ecological Farming Association for the year’s most delicious Central Valley event.This fun-filled evening includes fruit tasting and sales of over 60 varieties of peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots, and pluots. Enjoy live entertainment, farm tours, a Kids Craft corner, jam making, a Japanese tea ceremony, flower arranging and stone fruit drinks, artisan treats and pies.
The jubilee will be held Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Mokichi Okada Association's Oasis Garden, Clovis, CA. To learn more, visit www.fruitjubilee.org
Hoes Down Harvest Festival
In the heart of breathtaking Capay Valley, immerse yourself in a festival of rural living, domestic arts, and local agriculture. Full Belly Farm, one of the first and most prolific organic farms in the country, hosts the Hoes Down Harvest Festival, which includes farm tours, traditional arts and crafts, farm-fresh food, folk music, dancing, hands-on workshops, and seminars, offering the public a special chance to enjoy rural life and deepen our understanding and connection to the local food system. Recognized by the National Geographic for its children’s area, this event is fun for adults and kids alike. Camping in the orchard is available for a whole-weekend experience. Full Belly Farm is located in Yolo County within two hours of San Francisco and Sacramento areas and benefits the Ecological Farming Association and a variety of sustainable agriculture and community organizations.
The 30th annual Hoes Down Harvest Festival will be held October 7 - 8, 2017 at Full Belly Farm, Guinda, CA. To learn more visit www.hoesdown.org. Tickets sales begin August 1.