Anderson Valley Foodshed weekly update: Jan 24

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In this Update:

  • AV Farms and Products!

  • Local Beef for Sale

  • 2019 Winter Abundance

  • Onion Starts for Sale

AV Farms and Products!

In the absence of our Boonville Farmers' Market, AV Foodshed would like to provide you with contact information to help you access AV products.

Farm Stands:

  • Blue Meadow Farm - at the base of Holmes Ranch Road - 895-2071

  • Brock Farms - on Goodacre off the base of Peachland - 895-3407

  • Velma's (Filigreen Farm) - on AV Way - 895-2111

  • Gowan's Oak Tree - on Hwy 128 between Philo and Navarro - 895-3353

  • Pennyroyal Creamery - on Hwy 128 in Boonville - 895-2410

  • Petit Teton - on Hwy 128 between Boonville and Yorkville - 684-4146

  • The Apple Farm - on Philo/Greenwood Road just before the bridge - 895-2333

AV Products you can access by contacting:

  • 4 Bar K Ranch (beef) -, 895-2325

  • Anderson Valley Community Farm CSA (variety of products) -, (831) 332-5131

  • Bramble Family Farm (olive oil) -, 272-8487

  • Bucket Ranch (variety of products) - 845-3851

  • McEwen Family Farm (variety of products) - - 472-9009

  • Mendocino Sea Vegetable Company (seaweed) -, 895-2996

  • Natural Products of Boonville (mushrooms & more) -, 684-0182

  • Petit Teton (canned goods, pork, beef, squab & veggies) -, 684-4146

  • Pomo Tierra Orchard (apple products) -

  • The Forest People - Radically Sustainable Mushroom Cultivation - 489-5034

  • Yorkville Olive Ranch (olive oil) -, 894-0530

Beef For Sale

Grass Fed Murray Grey/Angus cross Beef, by the 1/4

For January/February delivery

4 Bar K Ranch in Boonville, CA is offering premium grass-fed beef for sale. This is local grass-fed beef, raised in rural Anderson Valley, in Mendocino County, with no shots or hormones, just excellent, lean, grass finished beef. We raise our beef free range, organically, in a humane, safe, and stress free way. This ensures your beef is the best quality and safest meat, that is raised and sold in the right way. We sell live beef by the 1/4 then ship it to the butcher who then slaughters, ages, cuts, wraps, and freezes it before we deliver your 1/4 to you. Bones and offal are included at no cost.

Please contact me and I will send our information flyer in an email. It should answer most of your questions, but feel free to call me anytime if you're interested.

If interested please contact Dave Kooyers at (707) 895-2325.

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Local is a great choice -- please bring labelled scions from your favorite fruit trees and vine cuttings to the Winter Abundance Workshop for at least two reasons -- less scions will come from the Bay Area workshops this year AND proven Mendocino County grown varieties are likely to perform better here over the long run.  What is a scion and how do I collect them?  See for a description and instructions.

Winter Abundance Call for Volunteers

Time to gear up for Winter Abundance on February 9th at the Boonville Fairgrounds from 9-4! Unfortunately the AV Foodshed website is down right now, but all the details are posted on the Mendo Local Food Guide site at  If you would like to volunteer to help at the 2019 Winter Abundance Fair there are still shifts available for one or more hours: 

helping with publicity; 

set-up on Friday afternoon; 

set up on Saturday at 8:00; 

registration tables; 

presenting a hands-on grafting workshop; 

assisting at a hands-on grafting workshop; 

speaker hospitality; 

helping at the seed exchange; 

helping at the scion exchange; 

organizing the plant exchange; 

selling rootstock;

bell ringer for classes;

and clean-up from 4-5 or so.

If you can and want to volunteer this year, please contact Barbara at or  895-3897.

Onion Starts for Sale

Bunny Bill will be selling onion starts at the Feb. 9th Winter Abundance Fair.  He will have Red River, Copra and Silver Star.  Due to low demand, if you want Walla Walla or Leeks, you are strongly encouraged to call him at 895-2609.  He may not order them this year.  Get your beds ready!

Torrey Douglass