We are Mathieu and Jennifer Jepsen, owners and operators of Simms Organics. Simms Organics is a 20 acre CCOF Certified Organic farm in Pescadero. We are 3rd generation coastsiders with strong ties to the community and farming.
I (Mathieu) grew up in Pescadero. My grandfather, Winston farmed in Pescadero in the 1960’s on some of the same land we farm today. My mom, Cathy managed and consulted with nurseries all over the Bay Area her entire life. She had an unmatched passion, love and knowledge of California Native Plants. Every plant she germinated, grafted, propagated and nurtured served a purpose, to spread native plants all throughout the Bay Area to supply a home and forage for wildlife. She taught, and transferred that passion, knowledge, love and purpose to me.
Jennifer grew up in San Gregorio (less than a mile from Rising Acres). Jennifer’s grandfather ranched in San Gregorio and he and Jennifer’s dad had a butcher shop that served the community in the 1980’s.
Jennifer was in Finance and I was a San Mateo County Juvenile Probation Officer for 17 years. I was assigned to the juvenile gang task force with a main focus on encouraging youth to find a purpose for their lives outside of the gangs. A few years ago we both felt the need to get back to our roots and pursue our dream our soul work, and in 2017 we received our organic certification and Simms Organics was born. We began farming on 2 acres of leased farmland in Pescadero, selling our produce to local restaurants, grocery stores and at the Coastside Farmers’ Market in Half Moon Bay. Since then we have expanded each season to where we are today, sustainably farming and stewarding 20 acres of CCOF certified organic farmland on 2 short term leased properties, all in Pescadero. We have a flock of 400 chickens for egg production and we attend 5 farmers markets a week where we sell our fresh, organically grown produce. We deliver our produce to local restaurants and supply numerous local producers with our fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. We hold a nursery stock license and sell plants to home gardeners and other organic farms throughout the Coastside. We also manage the Pescadero Grown Farmers’ Market in Pescadero.
Hope to see you at the Market!!
Mathieu and Jennifer