Walker Apples: 2017 Farm Family
Lee Walker, 86, is a sixth generation apple farmer in Graton whose 50 acre apple farm epitomizes the term family business. Walker manages the farm alongside his son, but around the property you will always find family members putting in their best effort on top of their day jobs to help the family business succeed.
The Gravenstein Apple
Sonoma County apples, especially the Gravenstein, have been a staple here since 1883 when Luther Burbank advised Nathaniel Griffith to plant Gravenstein apples on his 78 acre ranch on Laguna Road in Sebastopol.
SCFB Hires Emily Janowski
Emily Janowski, a Santa Rosa native raised in Fortuna, has been hired as Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s Membership Development and Advertising Coordinator. Janowski is a recent graduate of Cal Poly.
Apple Cherry Bake
This is a great recipe to make and take to BBQ’s, potlucks, and family gatherings. It’s easy to make and celebrates one of the best fruits of the season: apples! Although gala apples are one of our favorites you can replace them with your favorite variety.
Farm Bureau Wine Discounts
Take a look at Sonoma County Farm Bureau's Member Only Wine Discount Program. Download the PDF page and take it when you taste.
Gamlake Dairy: 104 Years
The Gambonini family has been farming in Petaluma for nearly 150 years, passing down their family ranch off Lakeville Highway for the last 104 years. Frank Gambonini runs the ranch alongside his wife Stacey, and the couple has three daughters who are actively involved in the ranch and the dairy industry.
Sonoma County Has...
We get to see how much value agriculture provides by way of annual reports, detailing the production and harvest of crops that provide jobs and resulting income, not including the taxes and fees collected each year.
Grape Grower Contributions
A new survey of more than 295 winegrape growers in Sonoma County confirms that the local winegrape industry provides a number of valuable contributions to the community.
Robert Young Family: 159 Years
Peter Young immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1800's and moved West, settling on 120 acres in Alexander Valley. Six generations later, the family has exanded the original ranch to farm 317 acres which have tranistioned from livestock to prunes to winegrapes.
SCFB Business Members
Farm Bureau's Business Members are a network of agriculture friendly businesses who support Farm Bureau in protecting Sonoma County agriculture.