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Sonoma County Farms Offer Fresh Trees, Family Fun and Holiday Tradition

It’s the time of year to pack up the kids to scout the hills and dales of Sonoma County for the perfect Christmas tree to string with lights and garland. There are more than a dozen choose-and-cut tree farms in Sonoma County, with most of the farms concentrated west of Petaluma and in the hills around Sebastopol. Over the last decade there has been a big drop in Christmas tree production at the choose-and-cut tree farms as older tree farmers retired and land was converted Continue reading → MORE

Valley Ford Cheese Carves a Niche on the Bianchi Family Dairy

Sonoma County dairywoman Karen Bianchi-Moreda had a great story, she just needed the business to go with it. In fact, she said, it was her family’s story of survival, hard work and perseverance that compelled her to start a farm business that showcases her ancestors’ rich history of life on the land in the Sonoma-Marin Dairy Belt. MORE

Willie Bird Turkeys Take Flight for the Holiday

On the Monday before Thanksgiving, 9,000 Willie Bird turkeys from Sonoma County will get on planes for flights around the country, arriving in homes from Seattle to Baltimore in time to be stuffed and roasted for the holiday meal on Nov. 24. MORE

California Ag Leaders Call for Farmer Unity to Meet Challenges Ahead

California’s two top farm leaders said small farmers, large farmers, conventional farmers and organic farmers all have a place in the state’s $37 billion annual farming industry and that every farmer is needed to feed a growing world population that now exceeds 7 billion people. MORE

Business Members Assist In Preserving and Protecting Sonoma County Ag

Sonoma County Farm Bureau's Business Members are a network of agriculture friendly businesses who support the Farm Bureau in preserving and protecting Sonoma County agriculture. Utilize this business directory when in need of new equipment and or services. Please note some of the businesses provide great Farm Bureau member only discounts! MORE

California Ag Secretary is Keynote Speaker at State of Agriculture Address in Santa Rosa

California Ag Secretary is Keynote Speaker at State of Agriculture Address in Santa Rosa Farm Bureau-Sponsored Forum on Politics of Farming is Nov. 1  Sonoma-Marin Farm News, October 2011 Story by Tim Tesconi To RSVP please download: State of Agriculture Address RSVP Form.pdf Please fax completed form to 707.544.7452 or email. The key issues facing California agriculture will be explored by the state’s two top farm leaders at Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s first ever State of Agriculture Address to be held from 8 a.m. to Continue reading → MORE

Hit the Pumpkin Trail in Sonoma County

Fall has been described as the most habitable season of the year and that description certainly holds true in Sonoma County where the agricultural bounty offers a comforting cornucopia of sensual delights. MORE

Young Leaders Learn that Milk and Eggs Are Still Petaluma’s Bread and Butter

Petaluma area students had an “Ah-ha” moment when they learned that the Petaluma area produces more eggs today than it did in the 1940’s when the tiny town held the title “Egg Capital of the World.” The lesson: there are still lots of chickens and eggs around Petaluma. MORE

Brent Young, Rising Star in Wine Country

Brent Young’s dusty boots show his passion for the pursuit of perfect grapes at Jordan Winery and Vineyards in the Alexander Valley. The Jordan Winery viticulturist walks the estate’s 225 acres of vineyards twice a week, studying the overall health of the thousands of vines under his careful watch. MORE

4-H Foundation’s BBQ Attracts 600 People and Raises $100,000 in Gross Revenues

There were more than 600 people at the 4-H Foundation of Sonoma County’s Barbecue held on Sept. 17 at Richard’s Grove and Saralee’s Vineyard in Windsor where more than $100,000 in gross revenues was raised. MORE

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