No man is an island. And you know what? No farm is either. We could not do what we do without a whole ecosystem of friends in addition to our wonderfulcustomers. Here are a few of the businesses, farms, and organizations whose support — and well, just existence — means the world to us:
- Winterhawk Winery, located in beautiful Suisun Valley, CA, takes an artisan approach to the production of wine and works on building habitat for wildlife within the vineyard itself. Jim Parr, the vineyard manager, is Soul Food Farm’s new partner along with Albert Katz (below) in raising pastured meat chickens.
- Albert and Kim Katz make olive oil in Suisun Valley (the first such California producer to be used at Chez Panisse), wine grape-based vinegars from scratch, and artisan jams.
- CAFF’s Buy Fresh, Buy Local guide is a great resource for those wishing to support small California farmers
- The restaurant Café Gratitude just bought Be Love Farm down the road from us and will be growing as much food as possible for their resturants.
- Liz Cunninghame and Dan Bagley of Clark Summit Farm in Tomales are like a soul sister and brother to us.
- We buy our Freedom Rangers from JM Hatchery.
- Morning Sun Herb Farm, owned by Rose and Dan in Solano County, has more than 600 varieties of herbs and perennials to chose from.
- One Mesa Bed & Breakfast in Pt. Reyes buys eggs from us when they can. They do a great job cooking from scratch and using local products so their customers really get a feel for the area.
- Slow Food USA: Good, Fair and Clean
- The Ethicurean — my favorite political, foodie, newsworthy, in-your-face food site!