Our Farmers

Our modern food system cranks out vast quantities of food, but has lost its soul.  When you sit down to a meal, do you know whose's fields it came from?  Food doesn't grow in factories.  It springs forth from an abundant earth, at the hands of hard-working farmers who have given their life to the task of feeding us.  These farmers have names and faces, families and stories.  By regaining personal connection, we get to the heart of so many of the problems in our contemporary food system.  We are very proud of what we do, but at the heart of Farmivore is the people that grow this food.  Period.  The greatest work we can do is to cultivate relationships between farmers and eaters.

Why does local food matter?  It's not simply about fewer food miles.  Ultimately, its about community, and solidarity with farmers.  It's about knowing and looking up to our farmers in the same way we know our teachers, doctor, mechanic, and co-workers.  It's about caring whether they can make a living.  After all, what job is more important than growing our food and stewarding the land for future generations?

"A community is the mental and spiritual condition of knowing that the place is shared, and that the people who share the place define and limit the possibilities of each other's lives. It is the knowledge that people have of each other, their concern for each other, their trust in each other, the freedom with which they come and go among themselves."

-Wendell Berry

Phil McGrath

McGrath Family Farmers, Camarillo

Baby Root Farm

McGrath Family Farmers, Camarillo

Exit Central Farm

McGrath Family Farmers, Camarillo

Carranza Family Farm

McGrath Family Farmers, Camarillo

Living Systems

McGrath Family Farmers, Camarillo

John Givens

Goleta

Laubacher Farm

Somis

Fair Hills Farm

Paso Robles

Rancho La Familia

Santa Maria