Blog

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

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

It was such a beautiful day in Brentwood for a field trip! Ms. Land’s class was able to come out for a field trip at First Generation Farmers and learned all about chickens, goats, vermicomposting and how insects are so helpful! From there, her class was...

read more
Concrete California

Concrete California

A Family’s Story of Perseverance To Jean Okuye, nothing is more important than her family and friends.  That’s why, in 1980, Jean didn’t hesitate when a sudden death left untended the family farm where her husband Paul was raised.  She and Paul immediately...

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

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

What a beautiful day for a field trip! Ms. Ostlund’s class from Garin Elementary had a great time visiting First Generation Farmers – from learning about chickens and goats, even getting to see a 48 hour old kid (baby goat) to learning about compost and so...

read more
Squash, Grape and Tahini Salad

Squash, Grape and Tahini Salad

Ingredients 1 medium butternut squash (about 2 pounds), peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons sesame tahini 1 small clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 1/2...

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

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

It was a lovely day in Brentwood out at First Generation Farmers for Ms. Agpalo’s 4th grade field trip. We enjoyed learning about goats, chickens, composting and many different crops. The group then headed to Raley’s to learn all about farm to store,...

read more
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
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
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
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
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...

read more