©2018 BE LOVE FARM

PHOTOGRAPHY BY SOROYA MATOS 

REGENERATIVE

LIVING

We are developing a model of a diverse food production system, believing variety to be more resilient to world and climate unrest and more fun. We produce dozens of different foods from Asparagus to Zinfandel. Thus we are jacks of many trades and masters of none. While some of our fruits and veggies end up at our restaurant, Gracias Madre, in the Mission District of San Francisco, our ultimate goal is to have friends come visit us, stay a while and experience the earth’s bounty immersed in the beauty and community of Be Love Farm.

 

FARM STORE

Open from 10am to 5pm daily

The farm store is the newest addition to Be Love Farm. It is self serve (and someone is around if you need help). You may pay with either check, cash, Venmo or PayPal. What is available will depend on the season as we harvest daily, so for the freshest organic farm goods, come on by. You can follow us on Instagram to find out about the days offering. See you soon. 

STAY

 

OUR HEARTS AND

DOORS ARE OPEN

We have spent many years creating a farm house where others can come and enjoy being close to nature, awakening to the sounds of a farm rather than an alarm, eating food from the land and connecting with us, the farmers.

We have been creating our farm for over 10 years and built it to share with our community. However, we do have some county restrictions and while we are listed on Airbnb, we would love to communicate prior to you making a reservation. Please contact marta@cafegratitude.com  and we look forward to connecting with you. 

 

We love our life and sharing it with others. We might on any given day (when we aren’t traveling) be; milking cows, planting or harvesting our fields, collecting eggs from our ducks and chickens, feeding sheep, baking wood fired bread, and preparing meals, all of which we invite you to join in on.  And of course, you can always just visit, rest, relax and be inspired.

 

The farm is our family home as well as a working farm and we enjoy hosting guests when available, thus inviting us into deeper relationships with more of our extended community, so your visit to Be Love Farm is by personal invitation. 

 

We look forward to seeing you. 

Love 

Matthew and Terces

DINNER

 

FARM FRESH DINNER AT BE LOVE FARM

We love serving farm-fresh meals to our guests as we host you to one of our farm family dinners. A farm tour is part of the evening along with a gratitude benediction, coffee or tea, and dessert. 

However, due to county regulations, we are not able to offer a  public meal at this time. We are only able to feed family and friends in a small setting. That said, the following dinner dates will be by invitation only. 

August 17th, September 14th, and October 26th. 

Thank you for your understanding and while we are working with the county to see just what offerings Be Love Farm is able to make, we will stay in communication with you. 

Please stop by the farm store if you are in town for local produce and farm products, we thank you for supporting our small family farm. 

 

Matthew, Terces and the farm family

 

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

 

PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED. 

FARMING

PRACTICES

 

ANNUALS PLANTED UNDER THE PROTECTION OF TREES, WITH THE REDEMPTION OF GRASSES

The above statement encapsulates our farming philosophy. With the goal of developing carbon sequestering humus and nutrient dense food, the value of leaning towards a perennial pastural based food system is paramount. Every time humans plow the earth to plant annuals (crops that just grow for one season) the soil loses carbon to the atmosphere and the capacity to hold vital minerals necessary for plant nutrition. Thus we at Be Love, expose our Mother, the soil, to the elements with great care and over short periods of time.

After one season of annual production, our fields are returned to perennial grasses as pasture for cows and chickens to restore fertility for at least two years. Perennials grasses draw down carbon out of the atmosphere and into the soil faster then any other plants. Bovines with their four chamber stomachs (a living vat of probiotics, their manure is alive with life force) are our partners in fertility restoration. Their unique physiology allows them to extract the solar energy locked in the cellulose of grasses and deliver it to us in the usable form of meat and milk.

Trees create the container for our fields, trees shade give the crops a break from the sun, reduce the wind and thus evaporation, moderate surface temperatures, and bring up minerals from deep in the earth by distributing their fallen leaves on the surface. We consider soil restoration the highest prerogative for humanity. Not only to mitigate climate change but to restore health to people and communities through out the world.

APPRENTICE

APPRENTICESHIP AT BE LOVE FARM

We love hearing from young people interested in learning more about regenerative farming and looking for gaining some experience, or expanding their experience. If you are interested in applying for an apprenticeship please click on the APPLY NOW link below and complete the information. We will be in touch and share more with you about what we offer.