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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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A Good Life

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

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

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

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

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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Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds

Practical and Convenient Giving Would you like to be more strategic about when you make donations to CFT? Are you trying to donate enough to get a tax break, but not quite feeling ready?  A donor advised fund (DAF) may be the answer.  While the name sounds...

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Tanner Farm

Tanner Farm

The Tanner Farm is located in scenic Merced County next to Kruppa Farm, Kruppa Reed Farm and Slater Trust Farm. The Tanner property is currently home to beautiful almond orchards.  This property was permanently protected by an agricultural conservation easement in...

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