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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...

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Magneson Property

The Magneson Property is 17.95 acres of 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...

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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...

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Murphy Farm

This beautiful property is located in San Joaquin county. This property is approximately 125 acres of never-ending walnut orchards and was permanently protected by an Agricultural Conservation Easement in 2019 with funding from the Department of...

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A Good Life

100 Years of Family Farming  “It’s been a good life,” Pete says softly with a wistful smile.  He and his wife of 63 years, Kathy, are seated at their oak kitchen table, where they still welcome friends every Friday evening.  At 89, Pete’s voice is sometimes so soft...

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Meet Walnut Farmer Mike Machado

Meet Walnut Farmer Mike Machado This month we are happy to introduce you to our friend Mike Machado, a local farmer dedicated to service. Mr. Machado  served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War, then earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford...

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Red, White and Blueberry S’mores

Ingredients: 8 graham cracker squares 1/4 cup marshmallow creme 1/3 cup strawberries, sliced or diced 20 blueberries 2 tbsp California walnuts, chopped 1 1/2 tbsp white chocolate, chopped or grated Instructions: Take four graham cracker squares and spread 1 tbsp...

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

What a perfect May day for a field trip at First Generation Farmers! Ms. Land’s 4th grade class from Garin Elementary School had a great time learning about making a compost pile, chickens, goats and how to plant their own seeds! From there, they went to...

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

It was a rainy day out at First Generation Farmers earlier this May. Ms. Ostlund’s 4th grade class from First Generation Farmers got their hands dirty learning how to compost, feed chickens and ducks, play with goats and plant their own seed to take home! From...

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Slater Trust Farm

The Slater Trust Farm is located in Merced County in Ballico. The property is currently set up for row crops, mostly sweet potatoes! The property is roughly 43 acres facing growth pressure from the nearby city of Delhi. This property was permanently protected by an...

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Kruppa Farm

The Kruppa Farm property is approximately 64 acres of beautiful almond orchards in Merced county. The property is comprised of prime farmland that is needed for sustained agricultural production. This property was permanently protected by an Agricultural Conservation...

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Gail Martin Trust Farm

The Gail Martin Trust Farm is located in Delhi that will soon have 60 acres of tree crops. With sandy soils, it is perfect for trees to go in! This beautiful property was permanently protected by an Agricultural Conservation Easement funded by the Department of...

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CA Growin’: A Cherry on Top!

A Cherry on Top! Put it right on top of Spring! With cherry season right around the corner, it’s time to talk to Jon Brandstad!  Jon and his family grow cherries near Linden.  In 2011, Jon and his wife Christine permanently protected their 175-acre farm.  Three years...

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Cherry Lemonade

Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 pound fresh CA cherries, washed and pitted 1 cup fresh lemon juice 6 cups cold water Optional (mint garnish)   Instructions: Heat sugar and 1 cup water in a pot until sugar dissolves. Add 1 cup cherries, bring to a boil...

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

It was a beautiful crisp day for Ms. Agpalo’s class from Garin Elementary to take a field trip to First Generation Farmers. The excitement roaring from the bus said it all when they arrived and saw all the free range chickens running around. The excitement...

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