Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association

1700 Old Stage Road
Salinas, CA 93908

PO Box 6264
Salinas, CA 93912

Tel: 831-758-1469
Fax: 831-758-3665


The Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA – meaning dawn in Spanish) offers opportunities for farm workers and aspiring farmers to grow and sell crops from two organic farms in Monterey County. Our mission is to advance economic viability, social equity and ecological land management among limited-resource and aspiring farmers. Our goal is to create greater economic opportunities for small farms while promoting ecological land management and healthy local foods.


El Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) ofrece oportunidades a trabajadores agrícolas y a aquellos que aspiran ser agricultores para crecer y vender cultivos de nuestros dos ranchos orgánicos en el Condado de Monterey. También trabajamos con agricultores en la región para promover la conservación en el campo. Nuestra misión es promover la factibilidad económica, equidad social y manejo ecológico de la tierra entre aspirantes a agricultores con recursos limitados. Nuestra meta es crear mejores oportunidades para pequeños agricultores al mismo tiempo que promover el manejo ecológico de la tierra y alimentos locales saludables.



Small Farmer Education Course (PEPA) schedule/ horario de clases


The Face of Food on the Central Coast- ALBA Community Food Assessment - pdf report now available here

ALBA Organics & Produce Availability

Do you want fresh, organic produce delivered to your home or community? ALBA Organics - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares are available. Please call Paul at (831)240-1481

El CSA entrega los productos frescos y organicos en su casa o vecindario. Quiere participar en el programa de Agricultura Apoyada por la Communidad de ALBA Organics? Por favor llame Paul: (831)240-1481

Read two great articles about ALBA (and some great ALBA farmers) at The New Farm

View the full-color ALBA Brochure as a PDF. Download or print, and share it with others!


Our Mission and History      Our Programs        Our Facilities and Maps       Want to Contribute?      

  ALBA Organics

Meet Our Staff!        ALBA Board Members        A Warm Thanks to Our Funders

Calendar of Events        Our Special Volunteers

Environmental Justice and ALBA

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