Every year, the Humboldt chapter of the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) produces a gorgeous calendar. It is filled with photographs of local farms, farmers, and produce taken by the very talented Chris Wisner. Chris has an unmatched eye for seeing the beauty in food and farming, and produced both images in this post. The calendar raises funds for CAFF's work of supporting and promoting local farmers in and around Humboldt County.
This year's calendar ventures north to Del Norte County and features two of our wonderful organic farms: Ocean Air Farms and Alexandre EcoDairy. Photos of the Paul and Julie Jo, their produce, and the near-iconic images of the Alexandre's pastured poultry grace several pages of the calendar.
Not only does the calendar feature Del Norte farms, it is also being sold in several locations locally (as well as online at CAFF's website linked above). Del Norte Office Supply, Hiouchi Hamlet, Jefferson State Books, Vita Cucina, and Wild Rivers Market are all selling the calendars. Many thanks to them for supporting CAFF and, through CAFF, our local farms and farmers!
The calendars make great gifts for anyone who loves local food and farms. They don't have to live here to appreciate the beauty of our food system. If you've got someone on your list who has everything, a CAFF calendar is a great gift: practical, beautiful, and, at the end of the year, recyclable! (Although, really, who could send these beautiful ladies to the recycling bin?)