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November 2019

Small Farm Food Safety – Online Free Webinar

November 19 • 12:00 pm1:30 pm
Free

Have you heard conflicting information on how the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) applies to small produce farmers? Has a buyer asked you to be “FSMA Compliant?” Have you heard conflicting information about food safety from different people? Join the CCOF Foundation and Community Alliance with Family Farmers and the Farmers Guild (CAFF/FG) for a webinar that goes over FSMA frequently asked questions for produce growers, as well as clears up common myths and misconceptions about small farm food…

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Food Champions – From Farm to Workplace

November 23 • 12:00 pm2:00 pm
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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Fourth Sunday – Local Garden Share & Community Gathering

November 24 • 11:00 am12:00 pm
Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles Street
Sunnyvale, CA 94086 United States
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Free

Fourth Sunday - Local Garden Share Happening every fourth Sunday since July 2011! Come let your fellow gardeners know what you are planting in your seasonal gardens, how you are tending your soil and what you are doing to conserve water. Please bring whatever you have extra from your garden to share, including fruits, veggies, clippings, tools, seeds, and even if you don’t have goods to bring, please come and share in the community.  Bring a friend or two!  …

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December 2019

Giving Tuesday – Become a Slow Food Member Today!

December 3

Give What You Can on December 3 December 3rd is "Giving Tuesday," and you can become a member of Slow Food USA for a donation of any amount on that day. This link will be live with an open entry form on December 3: slowfoodusa.org/give-what-you-can. Be sure to note 'South Bay' as your designated Chapter.

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Small Farm Tech Expo

December 9 • 9:00 am6:00 pm
$30

Tools and technology can help farmers improve efficiency, save labor and connect with their customers. But it seems many of the innovations taking place in agriculture today are built for large-scale production, out of reach for many family farmers and spurring consolidation in the industry. Join us for this event showcasing what's possible for small-acre and sustainable agriculture. From cost-effective tools to software that streamlines direct sales, from practical tractor implements to data management to help you better understand what's happening…

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Intensive / Rotational/ Holistic Grazing on Small Acreage – Workshop

December 12 • 9:00 am2:00 pm
Free

The effectiveness of rotational grazing for improving forage growth and storing carbon in soils depends on many factors, one of the most important of which is adaptation through experiential knowledge and decision making. This workshop will build on the experience of 4 ranchers as they have practiced holistic or rotational management in various geographic contexts with different herd types. The workshop will include an overview of development of a grazing plan, how to observe plant recovery and adaptive management in…

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January 2020

40th Annual Eco Farm Conference

January 20, 2020 • 8:00 amJanuary 25, 2020 • 5:00 pm
Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950 United States
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EcoFarm nurtures just and ecologically sustainable farms and food systems through education, alliance building, celebration and advocacy.    

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National Seed Swap Day

January 25, 2020
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February 2020

Food Processing Expo – Santa Clara

February 12, 2020 • 8:00 amFebruary 13, 2020 • 5:00 pm

The Expo is California’s largest food processing trade show, a unique and growing event bringing the food processing industry together through an expansive trade show floor, industry seminars, workshops and more! Food Processing Expo 2020 will be held in a new location* at the Santa Clara Convention Center, February 12-13, and will feature a dynamic and exciting array of speakers and workshops. Phil Kafarakis, president of the Specialty Food Association, will be the Kickoff Breakfast Speaker on February 12, and Dr. Ken Goldberg, UC Robotics and…

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10th Anniversary Slow Wine 2020

February 17, 2020 • 12:00 pm2:30 pm

Save the Date!!  more details to come...

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California Small Farm Conference

February 27, 2020 • 8:00 amFebruary 29, 2020 • 5:00 pm

Workshops • On-farm Demos Field Days • Annual Ag Policy Forum Agrarian Lovers Ball Local food, innovation, community roots and healthy soils--just a few of the things you'll find growing on small farms all across California. Join us in February 2020 for the 32nd annual California Small Farm Conference where farmers, ranchers and local food advocates gather each year to explore hot topics in sustainable agriculture, work to bridge field and fork, sharpen their skills, network and give voice to those growing…

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April 2020

Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County – Spring Garden Market

April 18, 2020 • 9:00 am2:00 pm
Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Avenue
San Jose, CA 95123 United States
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Join the Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County for their annual Spring Plant Sale.  Lots of seedlings will be available for purchase for your spring garden. The Spring Garden Market is their annual spring extravaganza that you do not want to miss!  It's a huge plant sale with educational talks and information tables.

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May 2020

SJMADE Fest

May 2, 2020 • 8:00 amMay 3, 2020 • 5:00 pm
Backyard SJ, 35 South 2nd Street
San Jose, CA
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