2014 Leopold Conservation Award Winner

Full Belly Farm

Andrew Brait, Paul Muller, Judith Redmond and Dru Rivers

Full Belly Farm is a certified organic farm owned by Andrew Brait, Paul Muller, Judith Redmond and Dru Rivers. The farm, which became a certified organic farm in 1985, is located near Guinda in Yolo County. It produces a variety of crops sold year-round directly to consumers through their community-supported agriculture program, at farmers markets, in restaurants and stores and to distributors.

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The owners are dedicated to exceptional land stewardship and strive to balance the farm’s bottom line with environmentally sound practices. Full Belly Farm has pioneered a truly sustainable approach to growing food that prioritizes soil health, riparian management, water efficiency and wildlife-friendly practices.

Their community outreach via their children’s and internship programs help train the next generation of sustainable farmers. They also hold the annual Hoes Down Festival – a two-day celebration of the harvest season that offers a unique opportunity for the public to enjoy rural life on a farm – with educational tours, workshops, food and music.

About the Leopold Conservation Award


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Four farmers from Full Belly Farm, with bell peppers