We farm organically and sustainably.
We define our work as:
- farming that is environmentally responsible,
- farming that is economically viable, and
- farming that is socially just.
We began farming organically in the 1980’s and are certified by California Certified Organic Farms.
We farm stories.
We also believe that part of the power of food lies in the stories it carries and the exchanges it invites when we eat together.
We invite you to explore the stories we’ve written and shared, you’ll find many links on the Writing & Art page.
Peaches & Nectarines
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Our harvest season starts in late May and extends through mid-August. We have seven varieties of peaches, each chosen because of their flavor and nurtured with our hands. We dream of a food system in which the names of each variety are known by eaters who study and care for them as we do. In chronological order of harvest, here are our seven:
Though the original acreage of this farm had nectarines, in the 2000s we re-welcomed nectarines to our farm. We currently have three varieties:
Our oldest grapevines carry the stories of nearly a century. They are all Thompson Seedless grapes. These sweet small berries turn from green to purple when we make sun-dried raisins at the end of every summer. We’re one of the many co-op farmer-members of SunMaid, our organic raisins get packed in their organic line.