Bay Area Farms and Ranches Need New Tools to Survive

Five key actions for overcoming barriers to producing local food in the San Francisco Bay Area are identified in the new “HomeGrown” report released today by Greenbelt Alliance.

Drawn from the experiences of farmers and ranchers in counties from Santa Clara to Sonoma, the “HomeGrown” report calls for stronger farmland protection, more you-picks and farmers’ markets, and policies to stop the loss of land to subdivisions and shopping malls.