2019 CAFF & Farmers Guild Awards
Every year, our community recognizes farmers and food system advocates from across California who are contributing to a stronger local food economy, promoting food justice and empowering a new generation of agrarians.

NOMINATIONS END DECEMBER 15th, 2018.

Awards will be bestowed at the annual California Small Farms Conference & Agrarian Lovers Ball on FEBRUARY 23rd, 2019 in Davis, CA. Please stay tuned to our newsletter for updates.

1) NEW FARMER OF THE YEAR
In their first 5 years of production, this farmer or rancher gives us hope for the next generation, setting a strong example and supporting their upstart agrarian peers.
Nominee & Farm Name
Explain Your Nomination
2) ​LEGACY FARMER OF THE YEAR
With an eye on the future, this experienced farmer or rancher is working to pass down their wisdom to the next generation, assuring their good example and agricultural legacy lives on.
Nominee & Farm Name
Explain Your Nomination
3) FARM ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR
While not in the field, this food and farm advocate is working to support new farmers, raise awareness about sustainable agriculture and build food systems with equity and access.
Nominee & Affiliation
Explain Your Nomination
4) FOOD BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
This business has proven their commitment to local food and supporting family farmers by forging strong and equitable partnerships to build bridges between the farm and plate.
Nominee & Business Name
Explain Your Nomination
5) FARMERS GUILD LEADER OF THE YEAR
Whether farmer or food advocate, this volunteer generously lends their time and ​creativity to help support their local Farmers Guild, a valuable resource for the whole community.​​
Nominee
Explain Your Nomination
6) CLIMATE SMART FARMER OF THE YEAR
This pioneering farmer is leading the way in regenerative ag practices, proving to peers, policymakers and the world that farmers can fight climate change from the ground up.
Nominee & Farm Name
Explain Your Nomination
NOMINATOR (optional)
Your Name
Contact Info
PAST HONOREES: 2013 - 2018
Leonard Diggs, Shone Farm
Judith Redmond, Full Belly Farm
John LaBoyteaux, Camp Grant Ranch
Colby Accacian, Coyote Family Farm
Sam Mogannam, Bi-Rite Market
Chanowk & Judith Yisrael, Yisrael Family Farm
Mel & Kyle Burns, Nye Ranch
Isabel Quiroz & Hunter Flynn, Tequio Community Farm​
​Maria Catalán, Calatan Family Farm​
Suzy Grady, Petaluma Bounty
Laurel Greyson, San Diego Farmers Guild
Tim Page, FEED Sonoma
Gowan Batist, Fortunate Farm
Terry Harrison, Foxwelp Farm
Sarah Bodnar, Good Food Fund
Seth Chapin, Napa Farmers Guild & Evermore Flowers
Samantha & Ryan Ramey, Estero Cafe
Wendy Krupnik, Sonoma County CAFF & Farmers Guild
Nick Papadopoulos, Crop Mobster
Heather Granahan, CAFF
Annie Hehner
Michael Foley, Green Uprising Farm
Janae Lloyd, Photographer
Lawrence Jaffe, Sebastopol Grange
Ruthie King, School of Adaptive Agriculture
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