We currently sell our produce and other products at the Ukiah Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings. Look out for our red umbrella!
Floodgate Farm is about helping current and future generations establish a connection to their food, educating on people to grow their own food and prepare healthy, nutritious meals, and developing healthful, regenerative lifestyles. They go about this through sales of produce, educating farmers market customers, on-farm workshops, a program called "Salad University," and a farm and garden radio show. Shortly After Moving To Anderson Valley (Northern California) From Santa Monica (Southern California). My Future Husband, Bill Taylor, And I Were On A Quest To Find The Perfect Place For Us To Live In Peace And Harmony With Nature, Grow Our Own Food, And Support The Next Generation Of Farmers In This Country. We Both Believe Strongly That When Your Country Has A Wealth Of Farmers, And Can Support Its Food Needs, Everyone Thrives. And A Country That Can Grow Its Own Food -- Is Rich. October 2011 We Married. We Found Our Place In February 2012. This Is Floodgate Farm. We are located on a 195 acre mountain site with off-grid solar and hydro electricity above Redwood Valley. We have 2 acres deer-fenced with annual and perennial vegetables and orchard trees and shrubs. We have been creating perennial plant guilds in the vegetable and orchard areas and learning what actually works well and what does not. Our specialty is a 40-ingredient herbal, floral and greens salad. We conduct classes about the properties of the ingredients and how to grow them effectively. November 2019, Sudden Death in our Family caused us to Re-evaluate and Make the Move to the East Coast where we could be of greater service and closer proximity to our families. We plan to transition mindfully and keep the wonderful warm ties we've formed with our West Coast family. Keep in touch via phone and emails, our contact information is the same. Much love to YOU all! And Let's All Do Our Part for Healthy, Happy and Holy Living Practices!
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS You Know Nothing Really Great Gets Accomplished Alone, So... We Thank Adam Weitzman And Isabel Jones For Getting This Site In Shape, Adding Content, And Getting It Up And Running! Thanks Adam And Isabel For All Your Great Work On The Farm And Kindness, Creativity And Generosity! We Thank Stephanie Logsdon For Her Keen Insights And Assistance With Our Book Project And Planting, Harvesting And So Much More! Thanks To Justin And Erin For The Big Summer Efforts Which We Appreciate So Much! Kudos to Joel Ashmead And Ben Jost For Their Big Spring Effort In The New Hugel Bed! Thanks Guys! Thanks Keith for Your Strength and Effort! Huge Thanks to Micah Motenko and Ivy Jackson For Watching the Farm, Putting In A Great Effort and Hangin' In There with Us! Thanks You Two! Thanks to Cellie Pardoe - What A Treat! Thank You to Duncan McPherson for Your Wonderful Handy Work with Our Gates and Building Projects! Wow What a Difference! Big Thanks to Lily Kingsbury for Her Amazing Upbeat Can Do Attitude! Huge Thanks to Chelsea and Hannah Hendryk the Dynamic Duo that Brought Strength and Heart to Us! We Feel Tremendously Blessed to Have Such Great Folks Come and Help Us Manifest Our Vision. Thank You All for Your Contributions! Thank you to Christopher Burke for His Great Ideas, Heart and Soul. Thank You for the Terrific Food Contributions and for Your Help with the Cabin Stairs! Thanks for Your Thoughtfulness! Thank You to Elodie and Christophe for Finishing Off the Rails in the Cabin and for all of Your Help with Making New Trails with Bill! We Have Been Blessed with Such Great Folks! Thank YOU! Many Thanks to George and Karmen Reid for Allowing Us to Do Many Needed Things Away from the Farm! Their Kind Spirits and Multi Talents are a BLESSING!!! Big Thanks to Brett Cunningham, our Hero of Many Things including Building, who Designed a Lovely Cabin and Put in the Framework, not to Mention Helping Me (Jaye) with Video Production!!! Thanks to Jacob Bindman and Isa Canlas for their Lively Helpful Energy and CAN DO Attitudes!!!! Thank you Julian and Jenn McGarvey for all of your hard work and energy! Thank you to Craig Hildebrand and Stephanie Logsdon who gave us the Space to Get off the Farm and see Other Shores! Thank you Alyssa Britton for getting 2016 off to a great start! And thanks for those planning to be here in 2017, helping with the growing as well as building a greenhouse and starting on Jaye's studio! A MILLION Thanks to Deena Malaeb for her incredible energy, enthusiasm and star player quality:) Thank you for taking us into this 21st Century and updating our Websites! Not to mention mom Rima pitching in with you at the Farmers Market! Thanks to Emma Lee for being a farmers market diva & her determination and sweet hardworking spirit! Thank you to Benjamin & David Sklar for helping us shape up the garden and working on the cabins! Sandy Turner and Louis Aronow, Bob Gates, Ruthie King and the School of Adaptive Agriculture - Much Love and Appreciation for YOUR Assistance in Getting the Orchard and Land Cleaned Up after 2017! Big thanks to Olivia Laursen for her Bravery during fire season, Summer of 2018, and her creative ideas and in general her great disposition, and fun cooking explorations. Thanks for helping build the new woodshed! Thanks for putting in a sustained effort over three months, we truly appreciate it, you were exactly who we needed, when we needed help the most this year. Also a huge thank you to Ms. Rosalyn Aronow, who spent nine weeks with us this past winter/early spring season. Thank you for Helping Build a Fence, work on the Garden, get Dirty a lot, Working so Hard, Make and Tend Fires, becoming a Thistle Queen and being Willing and enjoying trying new things to do and eat! Thanks for your cheeriness and strength and energy! You Rock! We love and appreciate Matt & Neeley who came to help us on the farm so we could get away to an artists' residency this past January. And to Any and All that didn't get mentioned - you are So appreciated.