Farming, Community, and the Sacred

My farming father would have been amazed at my son Jesse and his wife Lisa, of First Light Farm! He farmed all his life and loved the land. Community was a given in small town farm life, taken for granted. But with the advent of agribusiness practices, small farms went out of business and community deteriorated …. Read more »

Evolution of Farming: Young Farmers and Community

Evolution of Farming: Young Farmers and Community Young farmers are an evolution of the ones I grew up with, although they share that bone deep love of the earth. My father farmed; my grandfather farmed; my great grandfather, too. My brother said that once farming gets into your soul, it is there for good. Is… Read more »

First Light Farm CSA

Two of my favorite farmers: Jesse and Wesley     If you live in Sonoma or Marin County, you have access to a real deal!  Join the First Light Farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and get a box of certified organic veggies every week from July 1 through December. Jesse Pizzitola and Nathan Boone have… Read more »

Pumpkin Party in Petaluma this Weekend!

Grandson Wesley helping Auntie Lisa load pumpkins for the party.                   Pumpkin Party in Petaluma this Weekend! Our son Jesse, his wife Lisa, and his partner Nathan are sponsoring a pumpkin party at First Light Farm in Petaluma this Saturday, October 20, 4588 Bodega Avenue. There will… Read more »

Update: First Light Farm Stand

Chica Bloom Bouquets The Grand Opening was successful!  This is a great place to get certified organic produce, and at very good prices!  Consider including the stand on your errand route and pick up a week’s worth of seasonal produce fresh from the field, Wednesdays through Sundays. 4855 Bodega Ave., Petaluma, CA. Customers in the… Read more »

Preparation for the Grand Opening (TODAY!)

Jesse and Nathan putting up the Grand Opening Sign.First Light Farm’s produce is a Certified Organic. Yesterday my grandson Wesley and I visited during the preparations for the Grand Opening of First Light Farm Farm Stand, 4588 Bodega Avenue, Petaluma, formerly Anderson’s Farm Stand. The stand will be open from 12 to 5 pm today… Read more »

First Light Farm Grand Opening of Farmstand!

Our son Jesse Pizzitola and his partner Nathan Boone of First Light Farm, Jesse’s wife Lisa Murgatroyd and partner Ariana Reguzzoni of Chica Bloom Flowers, are opening their farmstand for this season tomorrow!  If you are in the area, go by, purchase incredible produce (including our lavender), a full and beautiful bouquet of Lisa and… Read more »