Theme: pollinators

News From the Farm | February 15, 2021

It’s that time of year again! The almond trees are blooming, transformed from bare branches into beautiful, puffy white and pink clouds.

In other years, on the last Sunday in February our farm and our neighbors in the Capay Valley host the Capay Valley Almond Festival, started in 1915 to celebrate the almond harvest and later moved to the spring to celebrate the blooming trees. The Almond Festival was cancelled for 2021. But the almond bloom is still worth celebrating. It’s the start of the process that leads to our almonds and the almond butter that so many of you know and love. [Read more…]

Friends of the Earth

February 20, 2017

On Valentine’s day, these Friends of the Earth activists asked the manager of ACE Hardware Garden Center in Berkeley to stop selling plants dosed with Neonicotinoids that harm honey bees.  Full Belly donated the tulips that they presented to the manager, who was very supportive.