Farm to Family Welcome

I am Cathy, the owner and creator of Farm to Family. ¬†I am a one woman show, so my farm is very small. ¬†I started my farm because I love to grow plants and animals in a happy and healthy environment to create the most nutritious food. ¬†I believe food is our medicine, as we are what we eat. ¬†I believe big, corporate agriculture is adding to the declining condition of the consumer’s health and to Earth’s overall health.

Farm to Family was created in 2014 and I began selling produce to Mariposa Market and seedings at the Farmers’ Market. ¬†Last year, I expanded my gardens and sales to include Crush, Ukiah Natural Foods, Ukiah Brewery, Chop-Chop, Tastebuds, Patrona’s, Adam’s, and CaribbeanVybes. ¬†I no longer attend Farmers’ Market. ¬†I would, however like to offer the opportunity for chefs and individual clients to shop here on the farm in person. ¬†My ideal is to have chefs and markets alike order specific plots and/or livestock, so I may supply custom food needs.

Developing relationships with chefs regarding personalized growing is a goal I would like to accomplish. ¬†I would eventually like to supply organic livestock on the hoof for nose to tail dining experiences. ¬†I am putting this out there online, because I am a one woman show. ¬†I have to do it all: ¬†plan gardens, germinate seeds, transplant and grow crops, harvest, market, website, sell products, cold call all clients with current availabilities…… ¬†So chefs out there interested in creating nose to tail dining experiences, or in need of certain herbs or produce currently unavailable to you… contact me, and we will make a plan.

Besides growing food, I grow medicinal herbs that have volunteered in my gardens. This year, I intend on expanding Farm to Family to include an herbal self-care products line.  I have been developing effective recipes for relevant self-care needs over the last 25yrs.  I use organic, healthy, non-toxic ingredients for all my products and will use some of the herbs I grow here on my farm.

I have created the following products and look forward to making up a batch of each recipe and have them available at local natural grocery stores and online for people to access before the end of the year: ¬†Skinsavor, insect repellant, vapor rub, poison oak remedy, Zap that Sap, swimmer’s ear prevention, and a new recipe: topical pain balm,

 

Parsley, an amazing supergreen!!

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20180614_112242.jpgParsley is one of the most nutrient packed greens out there!

Parsley

A Most Flavorful, Nutritive Green

Parsley is more than just a garnish; it is a flavorful, nutrient-rich green.  Parsley is a relative of celery and was once referred to as ‚Äúrock celery‚ÄĚ.  Mostly we see parsley as a garnish and used for good breath following a meal.  You may be surprised to know that parsley contains Vitamins K, C, & A; folate; iron; copper; potassium; magnesium, fiber, calcium; manganese; phosphorus; zinc; and vitamins B3 & B1.  Parsley is like the unsung hero of the vegetable world.  I use parsley all the time in many dishes:  meatballs, pesto, on sandwiches, in smoothies, in salads, in soups, in stews, in falafels, on chopped on top of brussel sprouts or asparagus, and countless more‚Ķ Not only does it taste great, it is packed with vital nutrients.