Farm Facts

Farm Facts

Mud Dauber Farm is three folks trying to live simply and in right relationship to the land, our intersecting communities, and each other.  Our farm is located in Yolo County, and is an integration of small-scale production for vegetables, fruit, and cut flowers, as well as an experimental base for natural building projects, homesteading activities, and future workshops, skill-shares, and community-oriented events.  We strive to approach our land use and community practices through the lenses of agroecology, permaculture, and a knowledge that we are merely the current and temporary residents of occupied Patwin land.

About us

About us

Keren

Keren has grown food on a homesteading and small production scale for a little over a decade.  In 2017, equipped with a love for flowers and general horticultural and production experience, she apprenticed with a floriculture program at a diverse farm in Sonoma County. In 2018, she felt confident enough to coalesce her learnings into action and started her own flower and veggie farm business with two of her friends, including her life partner, Sean. The flowers and veggies of Mud Dauber Farm are an expression of her love and life’s work of feeding people through their bellies and their souls.

Sean

Sean comes to Mud Dauber Farm with 10 years of vegetable production under his belt. With formative exposure to macrobiotics and acupressure, the healing qualities of food and the dynamic interplay between energetic forces guides Sean’s movements in the field and in the kitchen. Always a song in his heart, from coaxing little seedlings in the greenhouse out of their cells and into the earth, tending them to the day of harvest, he loves his role in bringing fresh food to his community.

Marisol

Marisol began tending the land in 2009 and has been growing in curiosity of most things landbased since. Starting with veggies, and then meat, her interests have been inspired by the place she occupies. Marisol’s current positive obsession is building with natural materials like the heavy clay here at Mud Dauber Farm. She is our farm’s most skilled and practiced human mud dauber.

Meesh

Meesh comes to us from a muddy lineage, but at the very least, we’re pretty sure she was born in Esparto, CA.  A loyal blue heeler mutty mix, she might alarm you with her barky greetings (and her stunning coat), but don’t worry, she’s just a love-pup at heart!  Give her some belly rubs and she’ll be your best friend (at least until Sean comes around).

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Products

Produce

We love to grow and share a wide array of varieties of vegetables suitable to our changing climate here in Yolo County.  While we understand the value of “organic” certification and the ability to reassure potential customers of our practices through a third-party certifier, we currently opt to develop a more intimate relationship with those who want to support our farm and purchase our produce and flowers.  In fact, our livelihoods depend on those relationships! We invite anyone interested to come see our practices, which include transitioning to no-till bed preparation, hand-scale cultivation and weeding, the use of mulch and cover crops, organic compost, and future expansion of our pollinator-friendly hedgerows.  We believe that feeding the soil and growing and maintaining the biodiversity within that complex medium will ultimately feed us and our community in the most nutritious and nurturing way possible.

CSA

Our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program allows you to share in the seasonality of what we grow while making it financially feasible for us to invest in the materials we need early in the year to feed you all season long! Choose from our two box sizes and prepay for the season by session. Boxes will be packed and delivered on Tuesdays starting on March 5, and wee have 3x 13-week CSA sessions in 2019: March 5 through May 28 (Spring), June 4 through August 27 (Summer), and September 3 through November 26 (Fall).  

Option #1:

Basic share ($22/week; $286 per session) –  this size contains 6 to 8 items every week and is good for a couple that cooks on a regular basis or a household of 3 or 4 that cook every other night, or so.

Option #2:

Large share ($30/week; $390 per session) – this size is truly for the foodie or family who cooks on a regular basis and is looking to always eat in season.  8 to 12 items a week, all season long.

Flowers

Our cut flowers are grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides and are available on a very seasonal basis.  You won’t find hybrid long-stem roses or stock carnations in our fields! Instead, you will find beauty and whimsy and regionally-appropriate varieties of blooms intermingled with fruits, foliage, and other fun botanicals.  You can find our bouquets at the farmers market, or contact Keren for availability.

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