161. Hannah Eisloeffel on Intentional Inclusivity through Community Supported Agriculture

Today we’ve got Hanna Eisloeffel, Founder and Owner of Table Bluff Farm. Table Bluff Farm is a first-generation, woman-owned microfarm situated on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and nestled between the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge and the mouth of the Eel River in Loleta, California. Table Bluff Farm follows regenerative agriculture principles to create a farm focused on preserving and enhancing our natural ecosystem while keeping the “low cost/true cost” affordability of biodynamically grown, chemical-free, nutrient-dense vegetables, flowers, eggs, and meat. Join us today to hear about how Hannah’s farm stays on top of their tasks and provides locals with premium farm products!

In This Episode:

What type of farm Table Bluff is 1:07

How amenable the weather is to farming in Loleta, California 4:36

The integral role pigs play on the farm 8:39

How Table Bluff’s CSA model is atypical 12:29

The demographic that typically joins the CSA 19:51

How Table Bluff manages disease and pests in their pumpkin patch  29:44

How Table Bluff approaches marketing 37:55

How Hannah went about getting government grants 42:06

About Hannah’s hiring process 53:40

Hannah’s favorite farming tool 1.01:41

Hannah’s advice for new farmers 1.03: 44

About the Guest:

Hannah Eisloeffel owns and runs Table Bluff Farm, a first-generation, woman-owned microfarm practicing regenerative agriculture on the coast of Northern California. Her goal is to provide local, barrier-free vegetables, eggs, meats, and cut flowers to the underserved rural community members through her year-round, weekly CSA and farmstand. The farm enables her to incorporate her passions for helping create a sustainable, local food system with providing opportunities for other local women, BIPOC, & LGBTQIA entrepreneurs to offer their own goods to the community. When she’s not farming, Hannah can be found reading, enjoying the rivers, beaches, and redwoods in her backyard, and finding humor in her farm animal friends. She lives and works with her partner on the farm.

Resources:

Website – https://www.tableblufffarm.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TableBluffFarm

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/table_bluff_farm/

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