12255 County Road 84A
95607

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Good Humus has a CSA delivery program in Woodland, Davis, Sacramento and San Francisco California. For more information, please visit our website: www.goodhumus.com

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IN THE BEGINNING:  Good Humus Produce is a small family farm, owned and run by Jeff and Annie Main. We farm 20 acres of certified organic land in a little valley called the Hungry Hollow in Northern California. We started farming in 1976 after we both graduated from UC Davis and decided we wanted to live on the land and be self sufficient. The love of growing food, living on the less traveled path and doing something meaningful came from generations of strong-minded individuals. Cooperation, communities, social change, food movement and land stewardship have been our guiding beliefs in one form or another since the 1970's.

FARM TO SCHOOL:  During the last 10 years, we have been increasingly involved with local school  district lunch programs and farm to school visits, and several summer programs emphasizing bioregional watershed and farm awareness with inner city teens.

GOOD HUMUS FAMILY:  Our farm family includes our three children, Zachary, Alison, and Claire, our dogs Molly and Bean, and uncountable cats. Our . Our farmhands team include  folks who have been with us for many years, as well as folks who spend a few seasons interning with us. Francisco Montez has been with us since 1980 and has become a good friend and comrade to us and the farm.

Our windbreaks and the golden rolling hills dominate our landscape. In our eight 2 1/2 acre fields are mixed orchards, mixed California native hedgerows, cover crops, annual and perennial herbs and flowers and vegetables. With the  knowledge handed down from our parents and grandparents we also produce unique jams and jellies made from our own fruit and herbs, dry tons of our fruit in the California sun, and make wreaths from the dried herbs and flowers.

SELLING PRODUCE:  We have been selling at the Davis Farmers Market, to wholesalers in the Bay Area, and to the Davis and Sacramento Food Coops since 1976. In 1993 we started our Community Supported Agriculture program which has helped to continue our commitment to direct and local marketing.

PRESERVING GOOD HUMUS:  We have been working to build from the ground up a  family farm that provides food for people in our community. We have realized that if often takes lifetimes to developed a farm infrastructure, the buildings and processes that characterize a mature, viable farming unit. Through luck, help, and hard work we have been able to do most of the work of creating such a farm, but much is still yet to be accomplished. We are now in the process of permanently preserving Good Humus Farm through an Agricultural Easement . This will facilitate a future of not only ongoing stewardship and healthy local food production, but also a commitment to community and place.

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Good Humus was the first CSA my family joined and our introduction to eating fresh, locally grown foods. Jeff and Annie's newsletter's are worth the price alone. They provide great insight to the trials and tribulations of running a 'real food' farm. The recipes are great. The food is delicious.
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Reviewed by Rick D May 16, 2012

Awesome Farm!

Good Humus was the first CSA my family joined and our introduction to eating fresh, locally grown foods. Jeff and Annie's newsletter's are worth the price alone. They provide great insight to the trials and tribulations of running a 'real food' farm. The recipes are great. The food is delicious.

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We sell at the Davis Farmers Market year round and have a CSA box delivery program in the Davis and Sacramento areas. Please check us out for a great variety of quality, seasonal fruits and vegetables
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Reviewed by zachmain02 May 08, 2012
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We sell at the Davis Farmers Market year round and have a CSA box delivery program in the Davis and Sacramento areas. Please check us out for a great variety of quality, seasonal fruits and vegetables

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