Anderson Valley Foodshed weekly update: Jan 17

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In this Update:

  • AV Farms and Products!

  • Local Beef for Sale

  • Fresh Milk Shares

  • 2019 Winter Abundance

  • Onion Starts for Sale

  • Farming Family Seeking Space

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.

Fresh Milk Shares

Hello Anderson Valley. Got Fresh, Golden, Cream-Top, Raw milk?

Well we do!  It is delicious and we are excited to share.  Our flexible cow herd-share allows locals to join as members of our farm and pick up milk from our farm, 2 block out of downtown Boonville.  We will also have eggs, olive oil, yogurt, cheese, and other treats available from the farm.  Please see the flyer below for more information.  Thanks and we hope to hear from you and see you on the farm soon.

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Mendocino Permaculture’s 36th Annual
Winter Abundance Workshop

Saturday, February 9, 2019 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at the Fairgrounds in Boonville — Rain or Shine

Seed, Scion, & Cutting Exchange, 
Classes + Hands-on Fruit Tree Grafting
Free classes all day on tree & vine propagation; how to grow your own food; how to save seeds of all kinds of food plants. You can purchase fruit tree rootstocks cheaply here and then graft your own trees from our free scions. Please bring seeds, scions, cuttings, and your love of plants.


9:00 – 4:00  Open tables – Scions, seeds, cuttings and selection advice
9:00 -- 11:30  Beverages and snacks for sale

9:30 – 10:30  Class – Mark Albert:  Scionology –
The crash course on making your own trees & vines from scions, rootstocks, cuttings, seeds. Basics of scion selection, grafting & budding, and rootstocks. 

   10:30-12:00 Class – Robert Kourick: Good Fungi, Healthy Roots, Bountiful Trees
12–1:00 Lunch for sale – organic, mostly local – made by Fair Boosters & chef Jay Newcomber
1:00 – 2:15  Class – Seed Saving Basics by Gina Covina of Open Circle Seeds
2:15 – 3:30    Class – Patrick Schafer: Advanced Grafting, Budding, Topworking Tricks, Q & A 

This is a public service event co-sponsored by Mendocino Permaculture, Anderson Valley Adult School, and Anderson Valley Foodshed with help from the Master Gardener program of U.C. Cooperative Extension.
For much more information go to (scroll down) or call Barbara/Rob at (707) 895-3897, Richard 459-5926, or Mark at 463-8672. 

 See you there!

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

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!

Farming Family Seeking Space

Longtime organic gardening and farming family, looking for gardening and farming space.  Housing on site (cabin/small house)or the ability to have a tiny home on the land or just farming land are possibilities we are considering.  We have references and enjoy growing healthy food for the region and contributing to the local food supply.
Photos of gardens/references available, Dog Friendly :) (one dog)
Skills include: land crafts, farmer's market experience, farm to table cuisine and more. 
Much Gratitude and Happy New Year :)

Torrey Douglass