Most of you know that the reason that I started my blog was to help put a “face” back on the farmer. I have always wanted to help build a bridge and unite ALL farming. Not just dairy or corn and wheat like we do on our farm, but rice, wine, nuts, fruit, vegetables and flowers. We farmers in California play an important part of our states economy and providing food to our state, nation, and world.
As our population has grown, so have many of the communities, pushing out farms to more rural surroundings. That put farms farther away from the urban areas and a majority of the population out of touch with their food sources. Many people have never seen a farm or had a chance to visit one. Much of our population only view idyllic images of farms that no longer exist or feasible, but if that is all the see then that is what they think it is/should be.
A new website was just launched this week “Know A California Farmer” http://www.knowacaliforniafarmer.com/index.php
This website does just that. Please visit and sign up for their email news updates. Share this link with those that are removed from the farming communities. We have to reintroduce and educate people on what we do and how important we are and how valuable it is to be able to have the best quality food available to them from here in California. We have the highest regulations and dedication to the land, water, quality and safety. Importing our food from outside the country can not give you than insurance!
Congratulations on this launch and thank you!