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.
We have extended the dateline to receive applications
for the Farmer Education Program to
Download your application
Hemos extendido la fecha límite para
recibir las aplicaciones para participar en la próxima
clase del Programa Educativo para Agricultores hasta el
6 de noviembre. Baje la
Applications to participate in the Farmer Education
Program are available!
Click here to download application. Dateline November 6th.
Las aplicaciones para participar en el Programa
Educativo de Agricultores están disponibles!
Haga click aquí para bajar la aplicación. * 6 de noviembre
es La fecha límite para entregarlas.
here to read a description of the Farmer Education
click aquí para leer la descripción del Programa
Educativo para Agricultores PEPA
Incentivizing Healthy Food Purchases at
Tri-County Farmers Markets
The 2014 Market Match season is officially underway at 10
local farmers markets in the Tri-County Area. Market Match
offers farmers market customers an extra $5 when they spend $10
for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables with their
CalFresh (EBT or food stamp) cards. For the past 5-years ALBA
has been a member of the CMMC and acted as a third-party manager
for the Market Match Program for participating farmers markets
along the Central Coast. Ten farmers markets in Santa Cruz,
Monterey, and San Benito Counties will be offering CalFresh EBT
to customers Market Match incentive money to increase their
purchasing power of CA grown fresh fruits and vegetables
Click on the
postcard to learn more about this program!
Pictures from last Spring Visit by 4ht & 5th grade students
from Tiburcio Vasquez Elementary School. Two hundred students
learned first-hand the role organic farming plays in protecting
the health of farmers, the soil, water and the consumers. These
visits are part of ALBA’s Environmental Education Program that
benefits students from Alisal Union School District. As part of
the program students visit our farm and for four hours they go
over four different stations to listen, learn and put their
hands on activities that emphasize the main aspects of organic
farming. The curriculum of the program has been implemented for
the last four year. Next fall, ALBA will continue hosting these
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!