Thank you to all of you who have written us concerned notes about the fires throughout Sonoma and Napa. The good news is that everyone in the immediate Bellwether Farms family – cheesemakers, production staff, and shepherds – report they’re safe, as are our animals. Together, we are all pitching in to keep yogurt and cheese coming to market.

That said, every person who lives here knows someone who has lost something. Thousands of homes and businesses are gone, including local schools and community centers. So while we return to work, people in Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino need our help.

Give With Us

Starting today, Bellwether Farms Foundation is helping those affected by the fires in Sonoma and Napa. We want you to join us and we’ll double your gift by matching it. We are matching up $25,000 in donations, for up to $50,000 that we will give to organizations providing direct assistance to our local communities through food donations and other support. The organizations receiving our support will include the Redwood Empire Food Bank, which is highly-ranked in Charity Navigator for its impact, governance and transparency.

Donate now! Working together, we can get support to the families in Sonoma and Napa who need it. In the coming weeks, we will  announce several  more ways you can join with us to help people in this region who have been directly impacted by the fire. And watch this space, for more Bellwether news and for new ways that we can be active together in making #sonomastrong.