Farm to School Sourcing: Connecting with Small Farmers

California schools purchase nearly $200 million dollars in locally grown products, including organic fruits and veggies. These markets require specialized knowledge of food safety regulations, product specs, delivery, and bidding/contracting. This webinar, co-hosted by the Farm to Cafeteria program at CAFF, will discuss how farmers can access these markets in their regions with insights from an aggregator, a food service director and a farmer, from regions throughout the state.

Webinar for Processors on Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls Rule Qualified Exemption

Is your food business eligible for a qualified exemption under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule? If so, join us in October for the second webinar in our FSMA 101 for Organic Processors series and find out what you need to do to comply as a Qualified Exempt operation.


Free Webinar Will Feature Innovative Strawberry Practice: Cover Crops in Furrows

As growers in the Central Coast region face increased regulation of nitrogen discharges from their farms, they need new ways to capture excess nitrogen and reduce erosion. While winter cover cropping is a highly effective way to scavenge soil nitrate and prevent leaching, the need for intensive management of residues can discourage growers from using this strategy.


FSMA 101 for Organic Processors Webinar Series

Recently passed federal regulations require food processors to meet certain new food safety standards. Join us for a webinar series to learn what your business needs to do to comply. In this 4-part series, we will walk through the different compliance categories of the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) for food processors as well as review what each category of businesses needs to do to comply. Get your FSMA questions answered in this introductory food safety series for organic processors!

New Webinar and Guide to FSMA Supplier Verification Requirements for Food Hubs and Farms

Join the CCOF Foundation and the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) on April 13 for a webinar that will help food hubs and other local food buyers (including farms in some cases) understand how to verify their farm suppliers in compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Introduction to Small Scale Organic Farming Workshop Offered by the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Are you a farmer or prospective farmer in inland Southern California who wants to learn more about organic farming methods and regulations? Attend the free Zoom workshop, Introduction to Small Scale Organic Farming, on December 15, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., taught by the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) and the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE). 

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Get Innovative Ideas on Farm and Food Business Marketing Collaborations for COVID Pivoting


Join the CCOF Foundation on November 17 for a webinar that highlights the innovative ways farms and local food businesses like restaurants, bakeries, and candymakers have joined forces to support each other and pivot marketing in light of COVID-19 restrictions.