Blog

Easement Closing Celebration

Easement Closing Celebration

Nearly 220 additional acres of California farmland are now conserved forever, resulting in a total of nearly 16,200 acres administered by CFT. Like-minded farmers worked with CFT to permanently protect their properties through agricultural conservation easements. The...

read more
Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Are you a planner?! Save this one for the holidays! Quick, easy and delicious.  Ingredients:  4 cups almonds 2 cups sugar 1 cup of water 1 tbsp cinnamon Instructions: Add sugar, water, and cinnamon to a skillet. Combine and bring to a boil. Add almonds and reduce heat...

read more
CA Growin’ Almonds with Mike Tanner

CA Growin’ Almonds with Mike Tanner

Mike Tanner, protecting those CA-grown nuts! FACT: Almonds are California’s top agricultural export and largest tree nut crop in total dollar value and acreage. Almonds also rank as the largest U.S. specialty crop export. This means, California grows 99% of...

read more
CFT Earns National Recognition

CFT Earns National Recognition

California Farmland Trust Earns National Recognition Strong Commitment to Farmland Protection and Conservation Excellence Elk Grove, CA (Sept. 24, 2019) – One thing that unites us as a nation is land: Americans strongly support saving the working farms and ranches...

read more
Sunset Vine Paint & Wine 2019

Sunset Vine Paint & Wine 2019

We can’t think of a better way to appreciate farmland than painting it, while sipping on the fruits of it! It was girls night out, date night, and a whole lot of fun for everyone. What’s not to like about wine, food, and painting the sunset? A big thank you to our...

read more
Grants, and grants, and grants…oh my!

Grants, and grants, and grants…oh my!

What’s the hardest part of protecting farmland?  Finding the funding!  At least, in a typical year the hardest part is finding the funding.  But 2019 is going to be a super special year.  The State of California recently announced $17 million in new grants for...

read more
The sweet corn of summer

The sweet corn of summer

The Sweet Corn of Summer Just in time for July 4th!  Erin Davis I remember when I learned to shuck corn at about the age of nine or 10.  I was at my grandparent’s cabin up in the mountains and a  couple of us cousins were sent out to the porch with a stack of corn...

read more
CORN CASSEROLE

CORN CASSEROLE

Looking for a quick and easy side dish? This oh so simple corn casserole is good all year long! Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter – melted 1 pack Jiffy Corn Muffin mix 2 cups corn 1 can creamed corn 1 cup sour cream Instructions: Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 2 qt...

read more
Wine Stems

Wine Stems

A lovely time was had by all as we painted, sipped, and protected farmland at Hannah Nicole vineyards.  This event was extra special because we were able to show off one of our forever farms, the land on which Hannah Nicole sits.  Keep an eye on our upcoming events...

read more
Magneson Property

Magneson Property

The Magneson Property is luscious irrigated pasture located in Merced County. This is the second property that Mr. Magneson has placed with the California Farmland Trust. This property was permanently protected by an agricultural conservation easement in...

read more
Valley Vision Study

Valley Vision Study

You Are Not Alone New Study Finds Strong Feelings for Farmland Melanee Cottrill A recent public opinion poll revealed an overwhelming preference for farmland preservation over development in the Capital Region.  The scientific survey, conducted by Valley Vision and...

read more
Murphy Farm

Murphy Farm

This beautiful property is located in San Joaquin county. This property is approximately 125 acres of bountiful walnut orchards and was permanently protected by an Agricultural Conservation Easement in 2019 with funding from the Department of...

read more