Those of us who live and work in the Sacramento Valley are blessed with an abundance of fresh food all year long thanks to the hard work of our local farmers. Our farm to fork capital is home to thousands of farms: family farms, organic farms, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms, farms with strong regenerative agriculture practices, and many more. Yet, our farms are under threat from being turned into strip malls and parking lots. We have witnessed how quickly some of our most fertile lands in this region have been turned into concrete. While infrastructure is necessary to sustain population growth, we must also protect California’s natural resources. If nothing is done, we will reach a tipping point, with too many people and not enough land to grow the food and fiber on which we all depend.
This is where the California Farmland Trust (CFT) comes in. We work with willing farmers throughout California who want to ensure their farms will remain farms, forever. CFT helps farmers place legal protections on their properties. This protection requires the land to remain in agriculture. To date, we have protected 17,606 acres of land and 81 farms across the state.
To ensure this land is protected, we need your help. Your charitable gift to the California Farmland Trust protects the farms that feed your family. When you make a gift, you are also:
- Keeping your food local! Your family will enjoy fresh, healthy, safe food grown right here in our region.
- Protecting the planet! Farmland produces 70 times fewer greenhouse gas emissions than urban land and this helps us to reduce our collective carbon footprint.
- Helping to educate the next generation about the importance of California farmland.
- Leaving your legacy to ensure that your children, grandchildren, and the generations to come will live in a healthy environment with fresh, healthy, and safe food, produced by family farmers on local farms.
Consider a gift today to California Farmland Trust and leave YOUR legacy!