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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...

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CA Growin’ Grapes with Dennis Meisner

CA Growin’ Grapes with Dennis Meisner

Dennis Meisner makes it forever Our friend, and farmer, Dennis Meisner Jr. worked with CFT and the California Department of Conservation to place a conservation easement over his family’s three properties, two of which are adjoining. The easement will forever protect...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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