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Tutti Frutti Farm

Located in Lompoc, CA

  •  Certified organic in 1988
  • Chris Cadwell took over the family’s remaining 14 acres of undeveloped land and started organic farming
  • Chris is the fifth generation to farm on their property

 

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Go Green Agriculture

Located in Encinitas, CA

  • Produce roughly 500,000 plants/mo out of just 5 acres of greenhouse space.
  • Use 80% less water than a conventional farm by using a recirculating hydroponic system
  • One acre produces the equivalent of 20 acres of conventional row crop production
  • Family owned and operated

 

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Pudwill Berry Farm

 Located in Nipomo, CA

  • 60 acres of land containing over 20 varieties of berries
  • Land is very fertile because it was originally a turkey farm
  • Although not certified organic, Pudwill does not use chemicals.  Instead they use biological and labor intensive methods of pest containment and prevention
  • They have figured out how to grow berries year round using resilient varieties and hoop houses

 

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Penryn Orchard Specialties

Located in Placer County, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains

  •  4.5 acres harboring 56 different varieties of fruit trees and vines
  • The land was originally cultivated by Japanese immigrants who planted varieties that reminded them of home: mandarins, persimmons, and Asian pear varieties
  • The current owners do all the farming themselves from planting to harvest

 

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Murray Family Farm

Located in Bakersfield, CA

  •  Sustainable farming practices
  • Grow 178 different varieties of fruit and vegetables, including 18 varieties of cherries
  • The earliest harvester of tree ripened cherries in California
  • G.A.P (good agricultural practices) certified
  • Crops are drip irrigated which achieves water efficiency of 95%
  • Only approved organic materials are used from bloom to harvest

 

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McGrath Family Farm

Located on the Oxnard plain in Camarillo, CA

  •  5,000 acres of certified organic farmland split between 4 brothers
  • Five generations of the McGrath family have farmed here since 1868
  • Deep top soil makes year round farming possible
  • Their farm center houses a 7 day a week farmer’s market on property and also provides deliveries to local restaurants

 

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Frog Hollow Farm

Located in Brentwood, CA

  • Certified organic orchard
  • Land sits in the Sacramento River Delta
  • 133 acre orchard with over 100 varieties of fruit trees
  • Sustainable growing and labor practices, providing year round employment to local residents
  • All trees are tended by hand

 

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Flora Bella Farm

Located in Three Rivers, CA

  • Certified organic farm
  • Land sits at the base of three rivers: Kaweah, South Fork, North Fork
  • Watered by snowmelt off from the Sierras, creating the cleanest organics possible.
  • Surrounding cow and horse pastures create ideal environment for beneficial pest program.

 

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Fitzgerald Farms

Located in Reedley, CA just south of Fresno, CA

  • Owned and cultivated by Fitzgerald Kelly since 1972
  • 35 acres of Orchard
  • 74 different varieties of stone fruit
  • Each piece of fruit is tree-ripened and hand picked.
  • Fruit is sold exclusively to the farmer’s markets in San Francisco, Santa Monica, and Specialty Produce



 

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Coleman Family Farm

Located in Carpentaria, CA

  • Family owned and operated since 1964
  • 6 acres of farmland
  • Farming trade and secrets passed down through multiple generations.
  • Various types of cutting lettuces developed through experimentation with soil.