Past Newsletter Archive

Terra Firma Newsletter content from January 2012 through the current edition is available on our site via Member News and the Recipe archive and is searchable using the window on the homepage.

Below is an archive of our emailed newsletters beginning in September 2010:

If you are looking for newsletter content prior to September of 2010, you can browse through our archived newsletters at these links. Please note that these past newsletters contain links that refer to our old site and are no longer active.

Terra Firma Newsletters: 2010

Terra Firma Newsletters: 2009

Terra Firma Newsletters: 2008

Terra Firma Newsletters: 2007

Terra Firma Newsletters: 2006

Terra Firma Newsletters: 2005

Terra Firma Newsletters: 2004

Terra Firma Newsletters: 2003

Terra Firma Newsletters: 2002

Terra Firma Newsletters: 2001

Terra Firma Newsletters: 2000

Terra Firma Newsletters: 1999

Terra Firma Newsletters: 1998

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The Grass is always Greener

For the last four years, growing vegetables in the Sacramento Valley has been quite similar to growing them in the deserts of Southern California, the source of the vast majority of the winter produce eaten in the U.S.  There in … Continue reading

The Tale of the Fly and the Squash

Just ten years ago, our winter squash fields were infested every year by a type of stink bug called, appropriately, the Squash Bug.  Squash Bugs love all kinds of winter squash, spearing both plants and fruit with their probosces and … Continue reading

Double Standards and the “Gig” Economy

Farmers who want to provide an incentive for their harvest crews to work faster use a pay system called “piece rate”.  Workers get paid a certain amount for every pound or other unit of strawberries or tomatoes they harvest.  State … Continue reading