Rainbow Ranch Farms

  (Pinon Hills, California)
Organic, free-range, pastured, grass-fed/finished, heritage-breeds,
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Coming Soon-New listings of sustainable products by our farm members

We are now working on an entire web page of wonderful organic, heirloom and natural products produced by our farm members, sustainers, growers, co-op's, and supporters.

Vegetable, fruit and dried goods C.S.A. Programs!

Our farm members will soon have the options to add-on to orders, homemade, raw cheeses, artisan breads and baked goods, jams.jellies, preserves, condiments, avocados (seasonal), figs (seasonal), dressing, fruits, vegetables, heirloom seeds, balsamic vinegar, starter plants, Gold award winning, olive oil,  bath and body products, all made available by our talented, and wonderful Rainbow Ranch Farms members.

Some products are certified organic, others made with certified organic ingredients, No G.M.O's, and some are from heirloom sources.

Members will have the options of adding into their weekly or monthly shipments, or available for pick-up at the farm.

All products are California made!

Direct contact information will also be made available to each producer, market and artisan.

If you are a Rainbow Ranch Farms member, and would like to have your products featured on our ADD-ON page, please contact me 1-760-868-6206.

This page is currently under-construction and we hope to have it up and running before September, so please keep checking back!

 

 

 
 

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food - Gov't GRANT, LOANS & SUPPORT

You can get a government grant to grow food. Grants, Loans & Support.

Earlier this year, in response to President Obama's challenge to reinvigorate local food systems, each of USDA's 26 agencies was asked to come forward with programs that can help support this effort...and they did.


It's no surprise that USDA has programs throughout its operations that can assist farmers, help consumers access nutritious foods, and support rural community development. We provide billions of dollars annually doing all this and more. What may be a surprise is that we have programs all across the Department that can cultivate local capacity to strengthen local and regional food systems. We don't need to create a new slate of programs; we need to make sure that the ones we have work better.

In some cases, you may be using approved pesticides, but since they are approved, you may still be able to get Certified Organic or Certified Organic Exempt (C.O. Status, may depend on income reported and/or types of pesticide use reported). Please contact the USDA to get more accurate information. http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/recd_map.html For more program information: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/busp/rbeg.htm

We encourage everyone interested to apply and participate in this U.S.D.A. project.

NOTE: Our small green house is not part of a grant or approved pesticide study, we built it ourselves with our member and sustainer support, and only need it to start early seeds.  We grow everything "Pesticide-Free" outside in the sunshine and fresh air; this is how our members, family, friends, neighbors and livestock want food grown.  As a result, we do lose a bit more produce to the critters, and we bargain for it, so we grow a little extra to supply the critters too, the chickens take care of the little, bugs. 

That being said, some tri-city residents and farmers markets participants have chosen this route and they have our support. We continue to encourage folks to grow to their ultimate potential and to help the supply of local, affordable and alternative food supply. They may be millionaires soon! and you can be too (LOL-LOL).

http://usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/knowyourfarmer?navtype=KYF&navid=KYF_GRANTS

Get more information: To apply for any USDA Rural Development Programs, contact your state or local office:

http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/recd_map.html For more program information: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/busp/rbeg.htm

 

 

 

 
 

Grow an organic vegetable garden

Organic gardening: How to grow an organic vegetable garden

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFsSlS7IHBg&playnext=1&list=PL0243FE5026D94D5F&index=1

 

 

 Easy, Cheap, Do It Yourself!

 
 

Temecula Farmers Market Vendors vs Farmers

A small farmers market, located in beautiful down town, old town Temecula. Sat. 8:00am - 12:30pm corner of 6th and front street.

Below you will find a list of  farmers, Ancillary retail re-sellers and artisan vendors. If you would like more details on what each vendor, farmer, re-seller and artisan actually do, offer or are permitted for, please contact the market manager or the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

760-728-7343

www.temeculafarmersmarket.com

 

 
 

How To Grow Zucchini

Zuccini, it is the easiest vegetation to grow, it grows with very little attention and stores for later use, for up to 6 months.

How To Grow Zucchini By W Jackson

Zucchini is part of the squash and pumpkin family. Zucchini is a very abundant producer and you will probably need no more than two or three plants in your garden. Zucchini does not keep well, so it is best enjoyed during the summer months.

 Zucchini is probably one of the more talked about vegetables due to its ability to cross breed with pumpkin and squash. These mutations are used in the late summer and early fall as decorations. Seeds from these curious cross breeds can be saved and planted next year.

 Are you eager to learn about growing your own healthy, organic food? It's environmentally conscious and it saves money, too! We recommend: Organic Gardening for Beginners

 Let's get started! 

 1.    You should not set your zucchini plants in the garden until the temperature in your area is at least 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

·  Zucchini should be planted in a mound. You should prepare your garden soil so that it is approximately two feet in diameter. You can add well-rotted manure to the soil prior to building up the mound.

 

·  Plant no more than four or five zucchini plants per mound. Space the plants six inches apart.

 

·  Water the mounds deeply at least once a week. You should try to avoid wetting the plant's leaves as this will encourage disease.

 

·  Once the plants have taken off, you should thin out the weak plants and leave no more than two plants per mound.

 

·  You can cultivate the soil around your zucchini plants to keep weeds at bay. Stakes allow your zucchini to grow off of the ground, and when your zucchini plants are tall enough, they should provide enough shade to the soil that weed seeds will not be able to grow.

 

·  Mulching between the mounds with hay is a good way to keep the fruits clean. It also will keep weeds from settling in and growing.

 

·  When growing zucchini, you should keep an eye out for Cucumber Beetles. This pest is spotted or striped. They like to feed on the plant's leaves and they can also spread disease from one plant to another. Another pest to watch out for is the Vine Borers. These bad guys can eat right through your vines. You can easily rid your garden of these pests by applying an insecticide.

 

·  Zucchinis are fast growers. You should pick them when they are about six inches long. If you pick zucchini when it is much larger, it can be tough. You can always leave two or three zucchinis to grow - just to see how large they will grow. However, you are advised to pick the small ones to eat.

Click on the link for the original article.

http://www.howtodothings.com/home-and-garden/a1995-how-to-grow-zucchini.html 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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