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Running the farm on straight veggie oil

publication date: Mar 1, 2004
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Like most of you dedicated fellow growers out there, we find a great many things to inspire us at our farm. In our case, it’s 30 acres of vibrant organic veggies, a site adjacent to a seasonal wetland with wildlife habitat, a beautiful region in a supportive community north of San Francisco, a favorable climate with an extended growing season, and a thriving CSA that may hit the 400-member mark this coming season. But perhaps the major focus of inspiration for us these days is our commitment to alternative energy sources. We have a solar array and a wind turbine set up on the property, and most of the farm vehicles are now running on straight vegetable oil (and/or biodiesel).

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