• demo binary options Why We Farm is a book for people who want to know the whole truth about life as a modern day farmer. Each chapter features a different model of farming. Farmers share the stories behind their work and their lives on the farm; the business side of production, the personal challenges they face, and words of advice for the would-be-farmer. The book asks hard questions and gives a reverent yet realistic picture of a thriving local food system.

    I became deeply impressed with the farmers I met, as people and professionals. I wanted to know more about the impulse that got these people started in farming, and the realities of their daily work. I saw these folks working long hours in any weather, and then working overtime to drive produce to market. Not to mention raising children and participating in community organizations. I wondered, How they did they manage it all? Were they really making a living? What circumstances helped them to succeed? These are the types of questions I asked in my interviews. binary option singapore


  • “I read through the whole thing! It’s a wonderful story of the farms in the Valley. “
    Judith Redmond

  • “I’m always so amazed at the variety and success of all the agricultural businesses in the valley. It is an amazing story and deserves to be told.”
    Ralph Blaine

  • “Really enjoyable reading, and a fascinating education for me.”
    Aaron Sikes

  • “I read through the whole thing! It’s a wonderful story of the farms in the Valley. “
    Judith Redmo

Signs of Labor Shortage

cryptocurrency broker singapore In the seventeen years I’ve been living here in Capay Valley, I have never seen signs like these. On my drives to town this summer, I’ve noticed there are several hiring signs posted. lFarm labor shortage is a real thing,

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SAGE advice

Here is an article about a rapidly growing city that is just beginning to look at it’s dwindling local food shed. The tech industry and industrial growth has been impinging on good farm land surrounding San Jose. The article highlights

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Find us at the Tomato Festival

I’ll be spreading the word about Why We Farm at the Tomato Festival this Saturday. It’s going to be a great party at Capay Organic Farm’s home base. I’m waiting on the delivery of my first box of books. So

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Why We Farm on KSTE Farm Hour

The WHY WE FARM book launch podcast tour has started! And we started locally of course, with the KSTE Farm Hour this last Sunday. Fred Hoffman is a knowledgable and gracious host. You can listen to the podcast here at http://ksteam.streamon.fm/listen-pl-47.

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Cover Yourselves, Man!

This winter’s cover crops are all turned in now, but look at these pictures from the same field, taken several weeks apart this springtime. That is some seriously healthy, nitrogen fixing biomass!  You can see legumes and grasses growing high,

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