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  • Welcome to ALBA (Agriculture And Land-Based Training Association)
    and marketing Typically more than 16 farmers cultivate more than 50 different crops at the RDC During their tenure here we help the farmers establish and transition their small farm businesses to other locations In order to get a map to the Rural Development Center please click here Map This Location DIRECTIONS From southbound Highway 101 just south of Salinas turn left east on Potter Road At the T intersection of Old Stage Rd turn right south and proceed 7 10 mile to our driveway on the right Turn into the driveway and proceed nearly one mile take the curve to the right and proceed to the office classroom building The Farm Training and Research Center also known as the Triple M Ranch is located in northern Monterey County This 195 acre farm 60 acres of which can be cultivated due to a natural lands easement demonstrates soil water and habitat conservation in the environmentally sensitive Elkhorn Slough watershed The farm hosts many workshops and field days every year Local Latino farmers lease land here in order to learn new strategies that can be adapted elsewhere sometimes on leased land that they manage elsewhere By creating more diverse market options ALBA is opening new opportunities for farmers in northern Monterey County where more than half speak Spanish as their first language In addition there is an extensive inventory of farm supplies and equipment managed by ALBA Major equipment such as tractors implements and irrigation are made available on a fee for service basis to participating farmers In order to get a map to the Farm Training and Research Center please click here Map This Location DIRECTIONS The dry season driveway is south of the Sill Road intersection with Hall Road just east of Las Lomas Drive carefully through the low

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  • Welcome to ALBA (Agriculture And Land-Based Training Association)
    fax Farm Training Research Center at the Triple M Ranch Watsonville 831 786 8760 831 786 8766 fax ALBA Organics Fresh Produce Sales CSA Delivery 831 758 5958 831 758 5315 fax Staff E Mails Meet our Staff You may contact ALBA staff members by e mail by using addresses as such firstname albafarmers org Mailing Address P O Box 6264 Salinas California 93912 Or fill out the form below

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  • Get Involved
    ALBA Here are some ways to do it Become a CSA Member or set up an ALBA Organics CSA for your company school community etc Read more Volunteer on our farm click here Schedule a school field trip to the farm Please download the visitor form Download form Apply for an internship click here Enroll in PEPA Small Farmer Education Program Download form Donate click here Spread the word about

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  • Calendar
    Anne Baier CCOF Sat Apr 7 2007 8 00 am 12 pm PEPA Whole Farm Proposals 1700 Old Stage Road Salinas CA Tues Apr 10 2007 5 00 pm 8 00 pm Farmers Market Short Course Ag Matters Series 3 420 Hall Road Las Lomas CA Thurs Apr 12 2007 6 00 pm 9 00 pm PEPA Final Exam 3 Class Evaluations 1700 Old Stage Road Salinas CA Sat Apr

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  • How to Contribute
    possible options we maintain the following list of equipment needs Equipment needed includes vehicles lawn and gardening tools and of course farm equipment In kind gifts of equipment are tax deductible call anytime for details Read more Community Supported Agriculture CSA Program Farm Direct Organic Produce Delivered to Your Community Year Round Community Supported Agriculture CSA is an opportunity to receive the freshest locally grown produce available Not only do

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  • Resources
    Bay Service Learning Institute and Watershed Institute Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at UC Santa Cruz Coastal Watershed Council Community Alliance with Family Farmers CAFF El Pájaro Community Development Corporation Elkhorn Slough Foundation Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University Hartnell College La Unión del Pueblo Entero LUPE Monterey County Farm to School Partnership Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture MESA Natural Resources Conservation Service USDA

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  • Produce & Delivery
    buy from ALBA Organics not only create sales opportunities for beginning limited resource and family scale farmers but also help to support our educational programs ALBA Organics sells and delivers local organic and farm fresh produce at competitive prices Our many proud and satisfied customers include Stanford University Housing and Dining Services Palo Alto University of California Santa Cruz Housing and Dining Services Santa Cruz Asilomar Conference Center Pacific Grove

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  • ALBA Organics
    at competitive prices Our many proud and satisfied customers include Stanford University Housing and Dining Services Palo Alto University of California Santa Cruz Housing and Dining Services Santa Cruz Asilomar Conference Center Pacific Grove Delaware North Corporation Alisal School District Salinas Dominican Hospital Santa Cruz Sutter Maternity and Surgery Hospital Santa Cruz A A Organics Aptos Veritable Vegetable San Francisco Retail stores and fine restaurants ALBA Organics cooperates with the Monterey Bay Organic Farmers Consortium local family farmers working together to supply fresh produce for 15 000 students at UCSC Why buy from ALBA Organics Reasons to buy from ALBA Organics 1 you will receive local organic and source verified produce with an identity 2 you will support small scale organic farmers most of whom are immigrants 3 you may request that farmers custom grow specific products or produce varieties to fulfill your culinary vision and 4 we partner with schools and universities to assure that students can visit the farm and meet the people who grow your food What else does ALBA Organics make possible ALBA Organics also offers marketing education for farmers on a variety of sales strategies farmers markets community supported agriculture weekly deliveries to individuals and families and packing and sales for wholesale and retail distribution In addition the cold storage space is available free of charge to ALBA farmers selling at local farmers markets and available on a fee basis to farmers selling to other distributors and or wholesalers Finally ALBA Organics staff members are integral to our Small Farmer Education Program and numerous other educational activities at ALBA and elsewhere What does the future hold for ALBA Organics In late 2005 and early 2006 ALBA participated in the Community Foundation for Monterey County s Business Ventures Institute That process focused on assuring that we

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