Growing Our Small Farms

Eat with the seasons. Local food has more nutritional value. The message is clear that eating local food and buying from local farms is better for your health, the planet, and the local economy. Yet when you shop at a typical grocery store – where most people buy their food, it’s difficult to find food products grown or raised in Mendocino County. Large-scale corporate agriculture has a massive hold over our food system, which bodes poorly for our rural...

Mendocino County’s Diverse System

Visitors to Mendocino County awe at the beautiful rugged topography, scenic beaches, and diverse microclimates. Part of the North Coast of California, this remote region has offered opportunities and challenges for people seeking to live off the land. Geographic isolation, rough terrain, and limited flat land suitable for crops have shaped our agriculture. The Pomo, Yuki, and other Native American people were the first to live off the natural resources here, utilizing a type of permaculture and highly sophisticated land...