Check out the latest edition of SMALL FARM NEWS, the newsletter of the UC Small Farm Program. We no longer publish a traditional print newsletter, but have transitioned to this online-only format. We hope you find this new edition interesting, useful - and easy to share. You can read it all now or bookmark Vol. 1 2013 for later. Here is a pdf version of the newsletter to print.
In this issue:
- California Small Farm conference 2013
- Homemade Food Act/AB 1616
- Microloan Program for Small-scale and Family Farm Operations Launched by USDA
- Food Safety Modernization Act
- CDFA Food Safety Cost Reimbursement
Take a look at the new collection of Asian Vegetable recipes featured at http://ucanr.edu/sites/California_EFNEP/Asian_Veggies/.
Farmers growing Asian vegetables can print them out to share with their CSA and Farmers' Market customers.
|Spanish-language workshop on farm-pest control - Salinas||5/23/2013|
|Russell Ranch Field Day||5/28/2013|
Small Farm Blogs
Fresh edition of Small Farm News: Vol. 1, 2013
Posted 2/14/2013 - Welcome to the newest edition of Small Farm News, the newsletter of the UC Small Farm Program. We no longer publish a traditional print newsletter, but have transitioned to this online-only format. We hope you find this new edition interesting, useful -...
California Small Farm Conference 2013
Posted 2/14/2013 - There is still time to register for the California Small Farm Conference, being held on March 10-12, 2013. Join 500 farmers and representatives from the University of California, USDA agencies, farmers markets organizations and other nonprofits, as...
Homemade Food Act/AB 1616
Posted 2/14/2013 - California's Homemade Food Act (AB 1616) became effective on January 1, 2013. The bill allows individuals—including small-scale farmers--to market certain non-potentially hazardous foods made in private-home kitchens referred to as “cottage...
Microloan Program for Small-scale and Family Farm Operations Launched by USDA
Posted 2/14/2013 - USDA launched the new year by announcing an exciting new program that it has developed: microloans designed to help small and family farm operations, and socially disadvantaged farmers obtain loans under $35,000. The microloan program also has a more...
Food Safety Modernization Act
Posted 2/14/2013 - How can I begin to describe the draft regulations for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)? On January 4, 2013, FDA came out with two sets of proposed rules, stating that comments from the public are due by May 16, 2013. One set of proposed rules...
CDFA Food Safety Cost Reimbursement
Posted 2/14/2013 - Small-scale growers can get reimbursed for part of their food safety audit, testing, or training expenses. California’s Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has a reimbursement program to assist specialty crop producers with the cost of first...