The Agriculture and Land-Based Training
Association (ALBA) provides educational and business
opportunities for farm workers and aspiring farmers to grow
and sell crops grown on two organic farms in Monterey
Our mission is to advance economic
viability, social equity and ecological land management
among limited-resource and aspiring farmers. We work to
create opportunities for family farms while providing
education and demonstration on conservation, habitat
restoration, marketing and whole farm planning.
Last October 19th, ALBA celebrated the graduation of 21
students from the Farmer Education Program.
Congratulations to these future organic farmers!!
ALBA created this bilingual Food Safety Compliance
Guide to help farmers prepare themselves for a food safety
audit. The guide explains step by step all in terms of required
written policies, records and where to find technical
Click on them to downloaded!
Pictures from our last Family Farm Day celebrated on
October 5th. Thanks to all the community who came and support
||Eight ALBA farmers and ALBA’s Education
Program Manager, Nathan
Harkleroad, received scholarships to attend the
Small Farm Conference in Fresno on March 10-12.
On the conference, the attendees went on different field
courses ranging from visiting Hmong and Latino farmers
in the Central Valley to having an opportunity to talk
regional buyers. There was also a day and a half of
workshop events, a tasting reception, and a banquet
dinner. Some of the ALBA farmers took advantage of the
opportunities to network with the many farmers’ market
managers also in attendance.
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