Riverdog Farm

Trini Campbell, Tim Mueller

Tim Mueller and Trini Campbell started farming in 1991 in Napa County. They rented two acres and sharecropped a small, mixed fruit
orchard. In 1996, they moved to the Capay
Valley in Yolo County, where the hot summer months and frosty winters enhance crop flavor. Dedicated employees keep the farm running smoothly and ensure exceptional crop quality. Customers love their carrots, greens bunches, and eggs, as well as their tomatoes, peppers, and melons in the summer. Riverdog recently
diversified into chicken production. Their
laying hens and meat birds are rotationally grazed through permanent alfalfa fields, and they dry farm about 100 acres of their own organic grain to supplement the chickens diet. Each year is different, and Tim and Trini learn as they go. They have been selling at the Berkeley Farmers’ Markets since their beginning, which will be 20 years in fall 2011. Riverdog’s reliable customer base in Berkeley has contributed greatly to the farm’s success. Read more about Riverdog Farm in our Fall 2009 newsletter.

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Markets:South Berkeley (Tuesday)North Berkeley (Thursday)Downtown Berkeley (Saturday)Season:
Year-roundProduct: Diversified vegetables, melons, almonds, pastured eggs, whole chickens and porkFarmer's Name: Trini Campbell, Tim MuellerMailing Address: P.O. Box 42
Guinda, CA 95637
Email: csa@riverdogfarm.com
Phone: (530) 796-4100
Website: http://www.RiverdogFarm.comFarm Location:
Guinda, Yolo County, CADistance From Berkeley:
70 milesSoil Type: Class 1 & 2 Sandy loam/Tehama loamWater Source: Cache Creek and WellAbout the Farm:
Riverdog Farm is owned and managed by Trini Campbell and Tim Mueller. They employ 50 year-round workers, most of whom have family who also work on the farm.Organic Certification: Certified Organic by CCOF since 1993Fertilizer: Cover crops, compost, gypsum, liquid fish emulsion, pelletized feathermeal and chicken manure, seabird guano (in almond orchard)Weed Control: Mechanical and hand cultivation, flame weeding, pre-irrigation, cover cropping, and crop rotation.Pest Management: Maintenance of habitat for beneficial organisms, application of biopesticides and botanical oils, fencing, and trappingAcreage: 300 acresAnimal Care Practices: Approximately 600 meat birds, 2,000 laying hens, and 300 hogs are pasture raised and fed organic grain as supplement.Herd/Flock Size: Approximately 600 meat birds, 2,000 laying hens, and 300 hogs