|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Community Alliance with Family Farmers|
Central Coast Office
|Address:||406 Main Street, Suite 406|
Watsonville, CA 95076
|Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:||Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm|
|Description:||The Community Alliance with Family Farmers advocates for California family farmers and sustainable agriculture. CAFF has played key roles in enacting the nation's toughest laws regulating pesticide use; promoting the development of organic farming; bringing fresh, local produce into school cafeterias; and establishing programs to distribute locally grown produce to community grocery stores, hospitals, restaurants and farmers markets.
Check website for manuals, brochures, newsletters, directories, farm guides, local food guides and other resources.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to Central Coast residents
|Programs:||Biological Agriculture pursues innovative soil and pest management initiatives, promoting sustainable and profitable practices that protect the community, the environment and the livelihood of the family farmer.
Our Farm to School Initiative develops and coordinates on-the-ground programs connecting schools and schoolchildren to their local farming communities, while also working on policies that help further the Farm to School movement in California. We work hand and hand with school Food Service, farmers, and the produce industry to bring more local fruits and vegetables onto school menus, helping to strengthen local farm economies and connect kids to where their food comes from.
Local Food Systems reconnects communities with the farmers who grow their food. The program reaches hundreds of thousands of California eaters each year through its Buy Fresh Buy Local educational and marketing materials, including the regional editions of Eater's Guide to Local Food.
The Policy program reinforces the work of our three on-the-ground programs by advocating for the rights of the family farmer to farm sustainably and profitably. Through our legislative work we address pressing issues including food safety regulations, land use and healthy school food.
|Languages other than English:||Spanish|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Wheelchair Access|
|Public Transportation:||Available Within Two Blocks|
|Eligibility:||See Description Notes|
|Areas Served:||Monterey County|
San Benito County
San Mateo County
Santa Clara County
Santa Cruz County
|Agricultural Support Services|
|This record last modified December 5, 2012|