Thursday, May 16, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
633 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Experience the Bay Area’s agriculture in downtown San Francisco! Our annual happy hour features local farms and ranches, their products, and hands-on activities. Guests will be treated to live music, hors-d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and cocktails.
Since 1984, more than 200,000 acres of Bay Area farmland—an area six times the size of San Francisco— have been lost to sprawl development. If we don’t act now, sprawl development could fleece the Bay Area of our treasured local agriculture.
Your contributions will support our work to protect agricultural land across the Bay Area. This year’s featured campaign is Contra Costa County where major sprawling expansions threaten local farms and ranches. The greatest threat today is the city of Brentwood’s “build-out” plan that would consume 2,100 acres of prime farm and ranch land outside of the urban limit line. We’re working with local voters to stop the proposal and instead, promote sustainable development within the city. We are also shaping the county’s policies to support the agricultural economy while guarding against inappropriate development. With your support, we’ll provide better long-term protection for farms, ranches, and local food.
Photos: © Zoe Meyers
Open Space Sponsors
American Farmland Trust | PulteGroup | Reuben, Junius & Rose LLP
Tom & JaMel Perkins
Local Food Champions
Elliot Evers | Jon & Kitty Harvey | Diane B. Wilsey
Craig Hartman & Jan O’Brien
Open Space Sponsors
William Evers & Melinda Elllis Evers | Douglas & Kaatri Grigg | Deepak Kamlani | Laurel Prevetti & Bob Hawn | Andrew & Linda Rosenberg Ach
Marianne Gaddy | David Hearth & Lauren Hall
Your sponsorship of Farms and Ranches Forever Fest supports our work to protect the Bay Area’s natural and agricultural lands and promote sustainable and inclusive growth within our cities and towns. Thank you for making our work possible.
Nora Cullinen | email@example.com | 1-415-543-6771 x302