FarmsReach in a Nutshell; Q&A with Melanie Cheng

At FarmsReach, we encourage our growing community to ask questions. There’s no such thing as a dumb question, and more often than not, someone else is seeking the same answer. Our founder, Melanie Cheng, is peppered with questions daily, and here are a few of her answers about FarmsReach and our work to develop a strong network of farmers.

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FarmsReach is an evolving online platform co-created with our member farmers and partner organizations. There’s a big opportunity to improve connections and information-sharing among the agriculture community. There’s also a critical need to develop systems to help new farmers ramp up their businesses quickly, experienced farmers optimize their operations, and just about all farms improve their bottom line.

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North Coast Farmers Guild’s Eats & Ideas

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There’s probably no better way to learn more about your food than to meet the farmers who grow it and share a meal with them. The North Coast Young Farmer’s Guild met for their fourth monthly gathering at GrowKitchen in Sebastopol. The guild isn’t confined to just farmers. They welcome “ranchers, milkmaids, food artisans, chefs, butchers and anyone else with a vested interest in the next generation” of good and healthy eats.

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