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Amy's tiny acre delivers CSA produce to 65 members, which she then delivers on a bicycle, riding six miles down the coast to Santa Cruz. She has next to no dependence on foreigh oil in her operations.
David Smith, president of the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association and owner of Springfield Farm in Sparks, MD with daughter Valerie Lafferty. Photo by Leslie Hatfield.
Hiding from the sun during Reroofing Week, Risa is discovered by the cracked-corn addicts.
Barry's beautiful farm grows in Encinitas, and much of what he grows goes to the best restaurants in the county.
Photo taken by Bart Nagel (www.bartnagel.com), used with permission
The little acre that Linda and Steven Butler have meticulously built grows vegetables that look as perfect as Christmas ornaments. Their little CSA is one lucky group: this is produce at its finest.
I went to a pig roast thrown by friends at Love Apple Farm, which is the primary source of vegetables for the renowned Manresa restaurant in Los Gatos. I didn't get any pictures of the pig, but Anita certainly did!
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One of the apprentices of the UCSC program that is a six-month residential education, teaching people to farm organically.
This place is my church.
Jim loves his pigs, and so does Princess Fiona of the Pigs, as she called herself.
Weather has not been cooperative, but this is the weekend the summer things go in. Here, Risa is adding hills of Helda green beans and scarlet runners to the pea bed. There are also favas, kale, bok choi, lettuces, and red and green cabbage in this bed -- polyculture.
This man teaches people how to feed TWO THOUSAND people from a two-acre greenhouse system featuring tilapia, compost, and more.
Jim's a local hero, with what is I believe the first union for organic farmworkers in the state of California.
Bunches of baby beets and greens for my CSA members. Flying Tomato Farms, Vermillion, South Dakota