We have been farming since 1980 and certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers since 1987. Featuring year-round vegetable production following the Mediterranean seasons of the Central San Joaquin Valley, you can find our produce up and down the west coast and as far east as the twin cities.
We strive to put out a product that is superior to conventional produce in flavor, appearance, and ecological costs. We pick and ship a product that shows more care and attention to detail than the large organic operations. It has been said that "a job well done brings honor to the task and satisfaction to the soul."
Near & Farther Afield
My friend, Cecilia Sheeter, once described a moment of evening light when one feels as if its “thick golden sheen could be scooped out of the air.” To me, the spring air has that same feel, it is dense with all the promise of a new year. Bud break in grapes is my favorite week of this, my favorite season. A field of nascent green is suspended over the earth on a squat army of gnarled trunks. Years of past mistakes, misgivings, and missed opportunities are the wood of the vine, nourishing the tender young shoots. Their vigor holds so much enthusiasm; even our human losses seem diminished. This is Mr. Willey’s most stressful time of year. To him, all that spring potential is fraught with tension, danger and toil. With literally hundreds of tasks, for dozens of crops, to be completed in an ever-narrowing window of time and temperature, deciding each day’s priorities seems perilous. “Silty, sandy, muddy Earth, we savor God’s ardent endowment in you. Make us worthy stewards of your robust gifts, in wonderment and fright we witness life renew.” -denesse