Full Belly farm is a diverse fruit, vegetable, flower, nut and livestock farm situated on Cache Creek in northern California. Established in 1985, our farm has been operated organically since its inception and has sought to incorporate sustainable agricultural practices into its design.
Our system includes growing and marketing over 80 different crops; providing year round employment for farm labor; using cover crops that fix nitrogen and provide organic matter for the soil; developing innovative marketing strategies; and planting habitat areas for beneficial insects and wildlife. This strategy allows the farm to integrate farm production with longer-term environmental goals.
Full Belly is operated as a partnership between four individuals, with about 60 employees year round. Our marketing strategies seek to maximize a direct relationship between the farmer and the consumer.
In addition to being focused on production, we are home to many activities including educational tours, school groups and the annual Hoes Down Harvest Festival (www.hoesdown.org) which seeks to celebrate rural life and reacquaint the public with the process of growing food in a sustainable manner.
Full Belly Farm is a certified organic farm located in the beautiful Capay Valley of northern California. We are committed to fostering sustainability on all levels, from fertility in our soil and care for the environment, to stable employment for our farm workers. We strive to be good stewards of this farm, so that this generation and future generations may continue to be nourished by the healthy and vibrant food that we produce. Our farm has been certified organic since 1985, and we strive to continue to support local food systems and create a strong local food economy.
Season: January through November
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 1000
Share Prices: $19.00 per box with discounts for long term payments
Work Req? No
Markets on LocalHarvest
Schedule and Location:
Berkeley, California, Tuesday afternoon
San Rafael, California, Thursday morning
Palo Alto, California, Saturday morning
On Farm, Friday afternoons
Friday, end of County Road 43 (at the farm) from 2pm to 6pm
We've been subscribed to Full Belly Farm's CSA for a few weeks now and we've been very happy. The amount of produce is generous and everything is fresh and delicious.... [more]
I've been a Full Belly CSA subscriber for many years and love the great fruits and vegetables. Their newsletter has recipes that help me enjoy the unusual new vegies that I might be unfamiliar with.... [more]
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I am so psyched to see that my favorite Full Belly Farm has a pick up site in the south bay...I moved to San Mateo from Alameda in June and I have been missing my Full Belly box since then!!! Always an amazing assortment of yummy things and I love being inspired to create new and tasty thing from the things I find in my box.... [more]