Kevin and Melanie Cunningham

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Shakefork Community Farm is 85 acres alongside the Van Duzen River in sunny Carlotta. We grow over 150 varieties of vegetables, grains for human and animal consumption, pastured chicken and eggs, and a variety of grass-fed meats. The food we raise is primarily distributed through our CSA program and three Humboldt Farmers’ Markets – Tuesday in Fortuna, Friday in Garberville, and Saturday in Arcata.

At Shakefork Community Farm our passion for farming is deeply rooted in a profound and transformative lifestyle commitment. We draw little to no boundary between work and life; the stuff of sustaining life is our work and our play. We farm to reconnect with a simple agrarian lifestyle and strive to supply as many of our own needs as possible. It is our goal to eventually provide for Humboldt County most of the traditional foods that are foundational in our diet.

We are passionate about connecting people with their food. Our farm is a place where anyone can drop by at anytime. We regularly host community gatherings, workshops, and field trips for local elementary schools. We also offer a full-season, full-immersion apprenticeship program, helping to grow the next generation of community orientated, sustainable farmers.


Oxen Powered Produce at Shakefork Community Farm

To farm with oxen is to enter into an age-old partnership and steward an important, artful skill that is especially relevant in our climate-changing times. We can accomplish more work while reducing our reliance on fossil fuel mechanization, engaging instead a regenerative process of carbon sequestration via intensive grazing.

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