We grow everything we sell on our 20 acres of CCOF certified organic farmland located in Pescadero, California. We harvest the day before our market, load up the truck and the next day are ready to bring fresh produce from our farm to your table. 🍅🍆🥕
DRY FARMED TOMATOES
We start our tomatoes in our greenhouses in 240 cell trays in late February and early March. They are ready to go into the ground early to late April when night time temperatures are above 50. If conditions are dry and there is no rainfall in the forecast when our tomatoes are ready to transplant we will irrigate them only 2 or 3 times. Once at planting then once a week for 2 weeks until roots establish, then we never irrigate them again. Ideally we try to plan on planting our transplants the day before a early April shower, and not have to irrigate them at all. As was the case on April 5th 2017. We transplanted over 4000 plants and never once irrigated them. See photos below…
We start all our lettuce from seed in 240,450 or 388 size cell trays. They are ready to transplant 5-6 weeks after seeding. Once transplanted they are ready to harvest in 40-50 days.
Cucumbers are easy to grow. In order to have cucumbers on our market tables into November we must plant them in batches. Cucumbers like warm weather and lots of water. Our first planting happens when night time temperatures are above 50 degrees. We start our first cucumber plants in 3″ pots in our greenhouse 3 weeks before our estimated last frost date. We use row covers for our first cucumber plantings in order to have a early harvest. Our other plantings we direct seed.
We start our Basil in 240 cell trays in the Greenhouse on late February and May. Basil likes it warm, it’s tender leaves do not like the cold foggy nights we get here, so we use floating row covers for our basil. We take these covers off only during weedings and harvest.