|Palo Cedro Farmers Market - Friday, July 06, 2012|
The Palo Cedro Farmers Market is once again being held at the vacant lot, owned by the Shasta County Farm Bureau, every Wednesday from 3:30 to 6:30. Stop by the market and visit the many vendors who offer variety of produce and products. The Palo Cedro Farmer’s market has been a part of the community for several years. This is their third year at their current location next to the Farm Bureau office and Palo Cedro Post office. Rick Larson who took over as market manager at the end of the 2011 season has worked tirelessly at attracting a variety of vendors to offer a larger selection of products for the customer.
“We still have customers coming in saying they didn’t know the market had started or they didn’t even know that Palo Cedro had a Farmer’s Market. We hope with the help of our customers and the Farm Bureau we can get the word
out that we are here. I am hopeful to get more customers for our vendors. If you build it they will come!” Rick said. The Shasta County Farm Bureau partners with the Mountain Growers Association to make the market available to the community. Tiffany Martinez SCFB manager had this to say, “We have worked in conjunction with MGA to bring fresh locally grown food to the community. I encourage all to come support this market and keep it growing and improving.”
For more information on the Palo Cedro Farmers Market contact Rick Larson at 474-5303 or e-mail at
|Annual Intermountain Ranch Rodeo Scholarship Announcement - Thursday, December 01, 2011|
In keeping with the Shasta County Farm Bureau's goal of supporting youth activities and education, we are announcing the creation of the annual Intermountain Ranch Rodeo scholarship. Each year, a $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Shasta County student that has a desire to continue their education at a vocational trade school.
The Shasta County Farm Bureau understands the value of real world experience which these schools provide. We are very excited to broaden the spectrum of students which we can help reach their career goals and look forward to awarding this scholarship.
Applications must be received no later than February 10, 2012. The recipients will be awarded a scholarship certificate at the 2nd Annual Intermountain Ranch Rodeo on March 10, 2012 at the Intermountain fairgrounds.
The Shasta County Farm Bureau awards $5,000 in scholarships to Shasta County in 2011. We hope to continue to increase this amount with the support of our members. If you have any questions or would like an application mailed to you please contact Tiffany Martinez at (530) 547-7170.
Click here to download the IRR Scholarship application.
|Virginia Morelli receives the Elizabeth Albaugh Memorial Women in Agriculture Award - Monday, May 02, 2011|
Virginia and Al Morelli purchased what is known as the Morelli Ranch in 1946. They raised beef cattle, chickens (for eggs) and milked cows initially. The cream was hauled to Redding weekly and put on a train where it was sold to a creamery in the Petaluma area. These cows were milked prior to electric service to the ranch. Al passed away in 1962 leaving Virginia with the ranch to operate and a family to raise. There is no doubt she was up to the task. She continued to participate in the Vegetation Management Program (VMP) keep the brush back and open more ground so grass could grow. An expert horseman, she rode horses for the neighboring ranch for income. She added a flock of sheep to diversify her operation. The size of the flock was limited to the size of the barn to protect the sheep from mountain lions. Morelli Ranch fed lambs are direct marketed to customers locally and as far away as Berkeley. The demand for this premium product outstrips supply. Virginia’s cattle are sold off the ranch to an order buyer. Although, Virginia’s family (daughter Vivian Crowe and her husband Joe, daughter Linda Rice and her husband Rick and their son, Ryan) mange much of the day-to-day activity on the ranch, Virginia continues to be involved in the management and makes the decisions associated with the business.
Virginia was given the award at the Spring Social dinner on April 1st.
|Intermountain Ranch Rodeo - Wednesday, January 05, 2011|
The Shasta County Farm Bureau, a non-profit organization, would like to introduce you to an exciting new opportunity to support agriculture in your area. The Intermountain Ranch Rodeo is a fundraising event for the Shasta County Farm Bureau, which will be held to generate funds for the following; scholarship fund, general funds to support Shasta County agriculture and to promote the importance of educating our youth about agriculture throughout Shasta County.
The Intermountain Ranch Rodeo will be held March 11-13, 2011 at the newly constructed Jennifer Skuce Pavilion in McArthur. We will host 25 three man teams who will compete in a variety of events to become the Intermountain Ranch Rodeo Champions. In conjunction with the ranch rodeo, the Tri-Counties Young Farmers and Ranchers are hosting a Kids Rodeo to be held on Saturday afternoon. For more information on the event please visit our website at www.intermountainranchrodeo.com read more ...