I’m a foodie, love my healthy organic produce, live in the Bay Area and for years have driven by many of the beautiful farms in our area. But I had never pulled over, had never asked the questions to begin to understand what it takes for us enjoy this bounty of food.
I’ve focused on the smaller family run farms, which are in abundance in the Monterey area. I’ve found it takes a lot of skill, courage and involves huge risks. Unfortunately we’ve seen so many of these risks come to fruition in 2020 – extreme weather, fires, labor shortages, supply chain issues, COVID, housing & immigration issues etc. I’ve also learned it’s so important that we support our CSA (Community Sponsored Agriculture) farmers. They need us! There are many of them but I’ve been working with Tera Farm @ terafarm.org