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Meeting You

What can we say about the World Ag Expo? It’s awesome to be among the leaders of agriculture and talk to people interested in using vegetable based organic methods for optimizing the soil on their farms, orchards, and vineyards. To stand beside Massey Ferguson and John Deere reps and have something to offer that has [...]

Thanks for Great Coverage, Civil Eats

The Future Strawberry: Will the Loss of a Major Pesticide Help the Industry to Go Green? When it comes to growing strawberries, Farm Fuel, Inc., a Watsonville, California-based company, is on the cutting edge. The company grows wild and domesticated mustard and lightly processes the harvest into mustard meal, a soil amendment. They also work [...]

Bumper Crop in the Student Garden with Mustard Meal Donation

Report from Garden Advisor Jean Mahoney Our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students working in the Branciforte MiddleSchool Garden have used Pescadero Gold Mustard Meal with both our Spring and Fall Crops in 2014.  The addition of of Pescadero Gold has enhanced our  garden beds and helped us harvest bumper crops of tomatoes, popcorn, cilantro, and pole beans.  We noticed [...]

Amazing mustard recipe interview

It’s just too good that a food writer from the L.A. Times, Noelle Carter, and Lynne Rosetto Kasper from NPR’s The Splendid Table would get together to discuss the ins and outs of making homemade mustard!! Since we are drowning in mustard seeds over here at Farm Fuel following the harvest, we are interested… To [...]

Ag Alert article describes fumigation alternatives

Strawberry growers rid soil of diseases Ag Alert is a publication of the California Farm Bureau Federation Issue Date: September 3, 2014 By Bob Johnson Jonathan Winslow, farm services manager for Farm Fuel Inc. of Watsonville, checks a field of strawberries that had undergone anaerobic soil disinfestation to rid the soil of disease pathogens. Photo/Bob [...]

What’s Growing in R&D Land?

On a farm very close to conventional raspberries and strawberries with some lettuce rotations thrown in, Farm Fuel Inc researchers have been conducting container trials to determine the best product blends for Farm Fuel Inc. Of course, it wouldn’t be a container trial, if it didn’t have something growing in the containers. The strawberries in [...]

Soil is Relevant to Food is Relevant to Soil

  Why would someone writing a soil blog go to the International Food Bloggers Conference in Seattle this Sept 19-21? Well, I can think of several reasons: 1)      Good food tends to come from good soil. I’d like to research what components in soil lead to tastier food – celery that’s sweet and crisp, for [...]

A Growing Industry

What is Possible? Can we grow our own fuel without taking fields out of food production? Are you getting the feeling that more good ideas from the green economy are moving off the drawing board and into commerce?? That’s true at Farm Fuel ~ a company started by organic farmers with a good idea ~ [...]

Expert Panel Rocks the Dilemma

A panel of experts on California’s strawberry industry addressed a hardy crowd at Pie Ranch March 29. Given the downpour on Highway 1 that day, it was amazing we gathered these brave souls at all, but the pie was bountiful and the subject matter compelling. The point of the panel was to show the complexities [...]

Join Us in Pescadero March 29

  Have Your Pie and Healthy Soil Too! Saturday, March 29, 1:00 – 5:00 pm 2014 Fundraising Kick-Off for Farm Fuel at Pie Ranch Pie Ranch and Farm Fuel, two visionary organizations championing solutions for farmers, are joining forces to host a fun educational afternoon on the farm Saturday, March 29, from 1:00 to 5:00 [...]