Elli Hilmer and Balyn Rose (Sonoma Mountain CSA and Wild Rose Ranch) have a new addition.  Congratulations Ellie and Balyn on the birth of your daughter –Olivia Grace Rose. You couldn’t miss them at market on Saturday.  They were glowing with  happiness.  Olivia is stunning perfect.

And they have a new project

Work Horse Organic Agriculture

Our mission is to produce the best and healthiest food possible and deliver it free of charge to people who cannot afford the high price of organic food commanded by retail outlets.

Work Horse Organic Agriculture, Inc. (WHOA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was established to promote the use of draft horse farming to support sustainable and organic agriculture in Sonoma County. All food grown by WHOA is given away to organizations such as St. Vincent de Paul in Santa Rosa, the Santa Rosa Health Center and the Redwood Empire Food Bank who use it to prepare nutritious meals for people of limited income.

More on the history of Work Horse Organic Agriculture

In its first growing season, WHOA Farm has already distributed over 4,000 lbs. of fresh, organic produce to local groups in Santa Rosa.

They will be back at the Santa Rosa Farmers Market soon.

If you are interested in their fermented foods lines or signing up for their CSA more information here.

Wild Rose Ranch has four style of fermented foods -sauerkraut, apple kraut, kim chee and cortido