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Creamy CA Guacamole

We at CFT love guacamole, but we had never tried creamy guac before now! Up the nutrition factor of traditional guacamole even more with this easy recipe from the California Milk Advisory Board. INGREDIENTS: 1 package (8 Ounces) Real California cream cheese, softened...

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June is Dairy Month

Ice cream, yogurt, cheese – wonderful cheese, milk, sour cream…yum-oh…and the list goes on. Not only do dairy cows provide all these delicious foods but these foods provide us with so much nutrition! Milk is the leading food source of nine essential...

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Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Herrera

Ag students from Liberty High School in Brentwood got an eye-opening look behind the scenes at Dwelley Farms.  From climbing into the cab of a tractor for the first time, to learning about the myriad technologies used in farming, to discovering agricultural career...

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Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Torres

It was a beautiful Brentwood day at First Generation Farmers, where Ms. Torres’ fourth-graders got to enjoy a first hand farming experience.  From wiggly worms, to clucking chickens, to gluttonous goats, the students were immersed in the farming life –...

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Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Mr. Dix

Mr. Dix’s fourth grade class had acres of fun learning about worms, composting, greenhouses, produce preparation, identifying fruit trees, and edible landscapes. They also got to feed chickens and play with the goats at First Generation Farmers. After the farm...

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Beef & Asparagus Pasta

We love celebrating beef this month! Not just because it is good for you…and the land…but because you can make a super quick meal out of it. This pasta dish is a great twist on using ground beef without red sauce or some of the more typical ways to use...

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It’s Beef Month!

BEEF Summer BBQs are approaching, camping season is pretty much here, and beef is on the menu! May is officially beef month. This healthy, high protein food is good for you and good for the land – while cattle graze they turn low quality forage and other grasses into...

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BDOG 2018 Party

Thank you to our friends at Project R.I.D.E. for hosting another fabulous Big Day of Giving party!  And to everyone who came out, donated, and had fun with our...

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Garlic Lovers Unite!

April is officially garlic month. And why should we care? … California is the nation’s top producer of garlic, that’s why! Also, this month is the famous Gilroy Garlic Festival on April 19, located in the heart of garlic country here in CA....

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Super Simple Roasted Garlic

Super Simple Roasted Garlic Roasted garlic is savory and can be used in any number of dishes.  The best thing about this recipe is you can start with it and by the time you are done with your main dishes and sides your delicious roasted garlic will be coming out of...

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Introducing California Farmland Trust

NEWS RELEASE: IMMEDIATE April 2, 2018 Introducing California Farmland Trust: Central Valley Farmland Trust and Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust merge to conserve more farms together Elk Grove, CA:  The Central Valley Farmland Trust (CVFT) and the Brentwood...

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Breakfast at Hilmar

Bacon, eggs, and coffee were a great start to our Friends of Farmland event at Hilmar Cheese Company.  Friends and supporters of the California Farmland Trust enjoyed breakfast and good conversation, followed by an interesting tour of the Hilmar Cheese facility....

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Farm Day 2018

Associate Director Melanee Cottrill and Program Assistant Troy Young had a great time volunteering at the first ever Sacramento Farm Day, hosted by the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom and the Dave Joerger Foundation. It was a perfect day on the...

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