Classifieds by Crops for Sale

Posted: July 24, 2014 | Location: Lakeview, Oregon

CCOF certified organic grass hay. High desert grass in 3-twine bales (approx 125lbs). Fescue, German timothy, clover and native meadow grasses. 1 truck load available now (approx 22 ton) $295/ton FOB Lakeview, OR. Trucking can be arranged.

Posted: February 14, 2014 | Location: Oakland, California

Free organic kale stems available for animal feed! 1000 lbs per day in Oakland, CA. Alive & Radiant, makers of organic kale chips in Oakland, offers FREE organic kale stems for compost or animal feed. We are an organic kale chip company located in Oakland, CA and we are wondering if any local farms or ranches are interested in picking up kale stems for feed or compost either on a regular basis. Unfortunately we do not have the capacity to deliver the stems just yet and that is why pickup is required. Daily Volume: 470 to 500 kilos of organic kale stems per day (~1100 lbs per day) Terms: Daily pick-up needed. Willing to work with multiple operations but want to solidify a regular route and pick-up schedule with long term partners. Please contact us to discuss. We are open to new ideas and solutions! Notes: We do have a fork lift and could help load a truck/van. Also, the ideal pickup time is 3pm because that is when we are done stripping the kale stems. Contact: Please feel free to shoot an email to info@kaya-alive.com or call (510) 238-0128 for additional information – we are more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you!!

Posted: February 13, 2014 | Location: Raymond, California

We are CCOF members here in Madera County, and have an organic olive orchard. We have been reading about the need for organic feed for livestock, as it is short supply, and the recent call for CCOF members to help each other did resonate with us. We are not involved in livestock, but in reading about suitable forage for livestock, and olive leaf makes good forage. Cuttings are easy to transport and might be suitable for some smaller ranchers who have emergency requirements for sheep or cattle and want to stay organic. We’re not sure if it is desirable, but it could be a way of supplementing during this difficult time, especially for sheep. Please contact us for more info. Here are details about nutritional values that we found in our research: Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value Olive leaves and branches, dry Olive leaves, fresh Olive leaves, silage Ruminants Olive leaves and twigs are a suitable forage for ruminants as a bulky feed in maintenance and low-production systems. They are rich in long fibres and require nitrogen and phosphorus supplementation. Leaves treated with copper-based fungicides should not be given to sheep. Cattle or sheep accept daily 1-1.5 kg of green leaves and 0.8-1 kg of dried leaves per 100 kg of live weight (Göhl, 1982). Olive leaves should be fed green whenever possible (Göhl, 1982). Their nutritive value decreases with drying: reported OM digestibility of fresh leaves (in sheep) is about 55-60 % while OMD of leaves dried on the branches or baled is about 40-50 %. OMD of leaves from chopped branches is in the 15-40% range, even when protected from rain (Delgado Pertíñez et al., 2000). Alkaline treatments (NaOH and NH3) have not been shown to improve significantly the nutritive value of olive leaves (Parellada Vilella et al., 1984). The low protein digestibility, particularly in the dried leaves, requires nitrogen supplementation with protein or non-protein sources, resulting in higher feed intake (Parellada Vilella et al., 1984). Cattle Old dry leaves are palatable to cattle if they are soaked overnight in 2.5 times the volume of water containing 0.2 % salt (Göhl, 1982). In dairy cattle, ensiling and partial drying decrease bitterness and improve palatability, but total dehydration results in a decrease of palatability (Nigh, 1977). In dairy cattle, wood splinters were reported to cause low DM intake and serious digestive pathologies (Parellada Vilella et al., 1982). Sheep and goats Significant differences in the digestibility of mixtures of olive leaves and twigs have been observed between sheep and goats, and between different breeds of sheep (Merina and Manchega), as certain animals are better at selecting the less woody parts (Gómez Cabrera et al., 1982). In sheep, the dry matter and organic matter digestibility of dried olive leaves in sheep can be predicted from fiber content using the following equations (Delgado Pertíñez et al., 2000): - DM digestibility (%) = 98.21 – 1.31 NDF (% DM) (r = - 0.92; RSD = 3.97) - OM digestibility (%) = 105.65 – 1.39 NDF (% DM) (r = - 0.91; RSD = 4.32) Feed categories Other forage plants Forage plants Citation Heuzé V., Tran G., Gomez Cabrera A., 2012. Olive forage. Feedipedia.org. A programme by INRA, CIRAD, AFZ and FAO. Information found on www.feedipedia.org - Last updated on October 25, 2012, 15:44

Posted: February 12, 2014 | Location: Westmorland, California

Certified Organic Alfalfa Hay available year round. Dry cow, dairy and retail hay in three string bales. Also large 1200-1400lb bales available upon request.

Posted: June 11, 2013 | Location: Carpinteria, California

Our trees have been certified organic by CCOF over 2 decades. Looking to sell organic White Sapote and organic Cherimoya when in season. The White Sapote is currently in season. Farmer also looking to work with an existing CSA program.