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Community Alliance with Family Farmers

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General Agency Information
Name:Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Alternate Name(s):CAFF
Central Coast Office
Address:406 Main Street, Suite 315
Watsonville, CA  95076
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-761-8507
Fax Number:831-750-8103
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Description:Central Coast office

The Community Alliance with Family Farmers advocates for California family farmers and sustainable agriculture. CAFF has played key roles in enacting the nation's toughest laws regulating pesticide use; promoting the development of organic farming; bringing fresh, local produce into school cafeterias; and establishing programs to distribute locally grown produce to community grocery stores, hospitals, restaurants and farmers markets.

Check website for manuals, brochures, newsletters, directories, farm guides, local food guides and other resources.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to Central Coast residents
Programs:Policy/Advocacy: addresses pressing issues including food safety, land use, water, direct marketing, climate change, and healthy school food on a local, state, and national level.

Biological Agriculture: works directly with farmers to implement environmentally-sound management practices.

Farm to School: Combines fun education programs with access to fresh, healthy food to create a successful model that transforms students from passive consumers to informed eaters who make good nutrition and stewardship choices through food. By connecting schools to farms in the classroom, on the farm, and in the cafeteria, we provide fresh, healthy, and tasty food for students while also increasing farmer income.

Buy Fresh Buy Local (BFBL) Campaigns: Connects producers and consumers by publishing regional editions of the Eaterís Guide to Local Food, providing marketing assistance and materials to businesses and farmers, and running public education and awareness campaigns to promote local food.

Farmer Technical Assistance: CAFF enables farmers to be more economically viable through providing on the farm technical assistance in food safety, marketing, and sales tools.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Two Blocks
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Monterey County
San Benito County
San Mateo County
Santa Clara County
Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Watsonville
Funding Source:Grants
Subject Headings
 Agricultural Support Services
Consumer Education
Educational Programs
Farm Associations
Nutrition Education
Private Nonprofits
This record last modified January 5, 2015

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