I’m a farmer.
My dear consumer friends; I’m the warm face you are always
excited to meet at your local farmer’s market booth as you fill
your bag with the sustainably grown produce I offer you. I help
ensure that your favorite brand of fruits and nuts is always
stocked at the grocery store. Without my small farm in your
community, your food would be produced from afar and it would not
be as affordable, plentiful, safe, fresh, or tasty.
If you enjoy feeling connected to your food supply, always
having that sense of security that can only come with knowing that
I produced it locally with care, and you want to keep munching on
fresh fruit and vegetables that you cannot obtain outside of
California, I need your help.
One of our State’s new laws may prevent me from being there for
you in the near future: Senate Bill 1 (“SB 1”)—known as the “gas
tax.” Among other problems, it has jacked up the tax on gasoline by
12 cents a gallon and the taxes on diesel by 20 cents a gallon.
Since farms need these fuels, it’s becoming increasingly more
difficult for my small business to afford to operate in California
to serve you.
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