✨ TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT! ✨
We're premiering our brand new video at 8 PM Central / 6 PM Pacific. Tune in to meet these wonderful farmers and learn how Solidarity Farm SD is creating a more equitable local food system in their community.
⭐ Watch here: https://youtu.be/0_DjqhVa4go
Here at Heifer USA, we love to celebrate the success of smallholder farmers. 🥳 Our Raised Right series serves to highlight regenerative farmers like Solidarity Farm SD, who are changing the game with creative solutions to the daily challenges American farmers face.
We're premiering a new installment of the Raised Right series next week, and we want YOU to join us! 🤝 Set a reminder to tune in to the YouTube Premiere using this link: https://youtu.be/0_DjqhVa4go
✨ SEE YOU THERE! ✨
Our friends at Solidarity Farm SD are offering an incredible, free program this summer in partnership with Foodshed Small Farm Distro & Resource Hub and NRCS—the 2022 Summer Farmer Training, a program and certificate in !
This 6-weekend program is designed for local aspiring and intermediate farmers who would like to gain basic skills in regenerative farming in a cooperative and supportive environment.
Register by 5/31. Classes start Saturday, 6/4! www.solidarityfarmsd.com/trainings
Our virtual launch event for San Diego County Food Vision 2030 is starting in ONE hour, at 3pm PST, on Zoom!
Our guest speakers include Ellee Igoe from Foodshed Small Farm Distro & Resource Hub & Solidarity Farm SD, Dian Moss from Project New Village - San Diego, Juan Pablo Sanchez from Super Cocina & Business For Good San Diego, and Herminia Ledesma from Farm Worker CARE Coalition- FWCC & Vista Community Clinic.
There's still time to register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dzYApBPfT2GmvmrPInHq4w
Just picked up 100 lbs of fresh, ripe, super sweet strawberries from Solidarity Farm SD. It smells amazing in my car! Thank you to Ellee for being so gracious and hospitable. What a beautiful, scenic drive on a Tuesday!!!
More info on Solidarity Farm SD: https://www.solidarityfarmsd.com/#!contact/c1uuh
What a fantastic farm day spent at Solidarity Farm SD! We are so grateful for our time with Farmer Bea and Farmer Ellee, chatting regenerative farming and carbon sink methods for our upcoming video series, “Growing A Food Movement”. Stay tuned for Episode 1 debuting soon!
We love this story by Lisa Deadrick in The San Diego Union-Tribune featuring Hernan Cavazos, owner and lead farmer at Solidarity Farm SD in Pauma Valley. ☀️
According to Hernan, "A just food system would look like more farms, growing real food and local distribution channels that reach to neighborhood level. It would look like public investment in mentoring farmers, connecting farmers with viable farmland, and developing local food infrastructure to facilitate neighborhood-level delivery."
Fight Climate Change with Your Fork! Visit Solidarity Farm SD, a working farm that practices carbon farming, which pulls carbon out of the air and stores it safely in the soil! Wednesdays 10:30am & Saturdays 1pm through February. Sign up at solidarityfarmsd.com/tours
Voice of San Diego recently featured Solidarity Farm SD in their biweekly roundup of environmental news!
Solidarity Farm, a Solar Moonshot Program grant recipient, is a cooperative family farm that grows nutritious food through regenerative practices. They partnered with Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians to create the carbon sink farm at Pauma Tribal Farms to re-integrate indigenous foodways, create strategies for adapting to and mitigating climate change, and accelerate change in food and climate systems through partnerships.
In the Voice of San Diego feature, Solidarity Farm owner Elle Igoe explains the barriers to composting city scraps as a farmer and the multitude of benefits to composting. Check out the article on voiceofsandiego.org titled “Environment Report: Local Farms Want Your Table Scraps” 🌍
Have you heard of Foodshed yet? It's a new small farm distribution collaboration founded by Solidarity Farm SD in Pauma Valley and A La Vuelta Farm in City Heights. Check out the video and order fresh produce, pasture-raised eggs, and local artisan goods like jam from Oak Moon Kitchen and Pitchouline olive oil.
Solidarity Farm SD has just launched the perfect activity for a crisp fall day: Self-guided farm tours to learn about ! Tours are every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday in November & December. 🍂🥕
Learn more here: https://www.solidarityfarmsd.com/tours
Groups are limited to 8 people and 100% of proceeds go to regenerative ag research via the Foodshed Small Farm Resource Hub.
Solidarity Farms is a shining example of a regenerative farm. Looking through this page I could see the passion that this farm has for healing the environment. I learned about regenerative agriculture from the inspirational doc “Kiss the Ground” on Netflix. This movie explains that regenerative agriculture has the ability to sequester significant amounts of carbon from the atmosphere. The film features a multitude of activists that support this message, such as Ian Somerhalder and Gisele Bundchen. Check out the official Netflix page for the film below, and feel free to leave any thoughts or questions in the comments.
"No matter what happens today... we will keep planting seeds. ❤️, Your farmers"
The sweetest message came today with our CSA delivery. It filled us with gratitude for the people who continue to put seeds in the earth, no matter who is in office or how they treat food producers and workers. It also lit a fire under us to redouble our efforts to ensure that those in power DO uplift our most essential workforce.
Thank you, farmers, fishermen, farmworkers, food workers, small food business + restaurant owners who continue to nourish us through pandemics, wildfires and crazy election years. We with you in mind and are committed to the transformation that lies ahead, no matter what happens.
— with Foodshed Small Farm Distro & Resource Hub, Solidarity Farm SD
Did you know that October is California Farm and Farmworker month? According to California Grown, ‘tis the season to celebrate the people that keep us fed! Ways you can continue to support your farmers even as harvest season winds down:
🥦Find a nearby year-round Farmers Market and make attending part of your weekly routine
🥑 Check out the Directory to find a farm stand near you
🥩 Make a habit of checking the origins of your ingredients and buy from California producers whenever possible
🍓 Eat seasonally! This makes eating locally a cinch
🧄 Join a CSA
But, let’s be real, we believe in appreciating our farmers every month, day, and meal!
📸: Solidarity Farm SD during last May’s Strawberry harvest 🍓🍓
San Diego Food System Alliance is developing a vision for a healthier, more sustainable, and more just food system in our region—and a plan to get us all there. Their bold 10-year plan, San Diego County Food Vision 2030, is well underway. Hear more from leaders from the Alliance, the County, Project New Village - San Diego and Solidarity Farm SD on 9/24: bit.ly/FSSD924.