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"Viva EcoFarm - 35 Years & Growing!" It's true - thirty-five and EcoFarm is still alive! Having made it this far gives us a chance to reflect on our roots and our history, as well as the promise of the next generation to shape the future of food and farming. For the old-timers – "What will our legacy be?" For the new-comers – "What opportunities call me?", and "What is needed to meet those challenges successfully?" For all of us who are the EcoFarm community – "How do we most effectively continue to organize ourselves to gather and grow and feed the world we want...Read more
Have you wanted to use more organic seeds in your operation? Wished you had more viable open-pollinated varieties adapted to your soil and regional climate? Something special to offer your customers? Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) invites certified organic farmers to participate in a national seed survey. This national survey is only conducted every five years to monitor organic seed use and availability, challenges in sourcing organic seed, and organic plant breeding needs. The survey also seeks to address and inform the organic community’s understanding of the barriers...Read more
Before we know it, summer will wane into Autumn - calling for farmers to put their hoes down and celebrate the fruits of labor! Please join us at the Hoes Down Harvest Celebration on Saturday, October 4th and Sunday, October 5th to honor agricultural arts and sustainable rural living. Two fun-filled days of events and seminars for all ages at Full Belly Farm in rural Capay Valley - a region of many small farms that supply Northern California's neighborhood grocery stores and eateries with fresh organic produce. This 27th annual event offers the public a special...Read more
There is no better way to embrace the summer than by eating juicy, ripe, drip-down-your-cheek stone fruit. With over 60 varieties of organic peaches, plums, nectarines, pluots, and apricots, the Organic Stone Fruit Jubilee is an experience not to be missed! Held in the beautiful orchard at the Mokichi Okada Association's Oasis Garden, you can enjoy fruit tasting and sales, a Japanese Tea Ceremony, jam making demos, fresh fruit pies, workshops, flower arranging, live music, farm tours, local food vendors, and a kids craft corner. This year's jubilee will be highlighted...Read more
Stay tuned for the audio recordings of the 2017 Conference workshops, available for purchase as MP3 downloads soon! Sign up for EcoFarm's monthly E-News for timely updates.Read more
Calling all artists and designers! Showcase your artistic vision through a unique design around the yet-to-be-announced theme of the 38th annual EcoFarm Conference . The selected artist will receive significant exposure, an honorarium, and help generate buzz for this iconic event . Submit your portfolio to deborah@eco-farm.org by Saturday, April 1, 2017. EcoFarm will be in contact with selected artist by Wednesday, April 12. Completed artwork will be due in mid June, 2017.Read more

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