Farmers’ Market vendors Joel and Carleen Weirauch are best known for their small-batch sheep cheese, but their farmstead creamery brings more than cheese to table. With an emphasis on community, humane animal husbandry practices, and sustainable agriculture Weirauch Farm exemplifies the quality and care found only at your local farmers’ markets.
Joel studied mycology at… Read more »
“Are you making a profit?” is a tough question for any farmer to answer, especially for a beginning farmer like Marsha Habib, a young woman of color who has overcome incredible odds to be doing what she clearly loves. Marsha answers honestly that at best it’s a break-even business, mentioning the challenges that come with… Read more »
Join us as we turn our focus to the people who grow the food we eat, and social justice issues connected with training, start up costs, and access to land for beginning farmers. We will travel to Hollister, CA to visit with Oya Organics, Golden Rule Organics, and Avalos Organic Farm to discuss challenges and… Read more »
The worst of the drought is looming for farmers. Consumers nationwide may get hit with rising food prices through the summer. Yet the impacts of the drought may go far beyond this summer: our local food system is adapting to a future with a volatile climate. We have two back to back events that will… Read more »
Join us for a day on the farm as we visit two of the farms that make the Ecology Center markets so special. We will meet at the Ecology Center offices before carpooling to the Petaluma area. While there we will visit Tara Firma Farm, a women-run, integrated farming operation that raises both animals and… Read more »
Inspiring and building a sustainable, healthy, and just future for the East Bay, California, and beyond.