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 search box at the bottom of every page.

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Is Imported “Organic” Food really Organic?

When Terra Firma Farm started back in the late 20th century, we were the 17th organic farm to become certified organic in the Solano-Yolo counties region.  Back then, organic farms certified each other, banding together to create standards and check … Continue reading

The Year of the Fungus

One of the secrets to the success of organic agriculture in California is something that non-farmers often assume is a liability:  the lack of rainfall in our state. Yes, water is the source of life for everything on earth, including … Continue reading

The Weed Killer you’ve never heard of

All across California, from front yards to farm fields and orchards, you can see patches of soil or entire fields where nothing grows.  Or better to say:  nothing is being grown, on purpose.  Circles of dirt around trees in parks … Continue reading