Jeff Larkey has been farming organically for over 20 years. Presently, Jeff and his crew are stewards of 65 acres of beautiful Santa Cruz coastal valley farmland, including areas at Rancho del Oso along Waddell Creek as well as at the rural/urban fringe along the San Lorenzo River on Ocean Street Extension in Santa Cruz. Jeff has been a member of CCOF since 1988. His produce is sold at many local Farmers' Markets, stores, and local restaurants. In addition his produce is marketed wholesale throughout the Bay Area by Coke Farm. He grows a wide variety of quality products such as greens, radicchio, parsnips and other root crops, cabbage, and lettuce. In his free time Jeff is a passionate surfer; his Surf Monkey box is legendary.
Billy Rodoni's family emigrated in the early 1900's from Switzerland and Italy, settling in the Davenport area north of Santa Cruz where they began farming and ranching. Billy and his family are third generation farmers who've been transitioning into the organic markets over the last 10 years. They now have over 100 acres certified organic by CCOF, growing brussels sprouts, leeks, artichokes, beets, peas, beans and winter squash.
Grant Brian's family has been farming on the same ground near Hollister for two generations. Grant began farming organically in 1975 and has been a member of the California Certified Organic Farmers since 1976. Heirloom Organics uses a combination of organic and biodynamic practices to grow over 200 varieties of primarily open-pollinated heirloom vegetables, herbs, and fruit. Coke Farm specializes in Heirloom's spinach, root crops, and specialty produce such as baby rainbow carrots.
Moises Magana of JM&M Farm came to the United States from Mexico in 1994 and has been farming independently since 1996. He is passionate about farming organically and his committment to quality has made him a favorite of Coke Farm customers. JM&M Farm grows parsley, cilantro, dill, root crops, and winter squash.
Efrain Morales started growing produce in 2008 in Hollister, San Benito County. JJM Farm's main crops are heirloom tomatoes, rapini, chards, kales, and root crops.
Ramon Flores started BonPack in Chowchilla, San Joaquin Valley, in 2009. He grows a wide variety of specialty crops for Coke Farm including tomatoes, beans, root crops, and greens. Ramon has lived in the Unites States since 1990, is married and has 4 children.
GARCIA FLOWERS & VEGETABLES
The Garcia family grows kohlrabi and peppers on three acres in San Juan Bautista.
Castro Farm was certified by CCOF in 2010. The Castro family grows beans, beets, cabbage, heirloom tomatoes, and cauliflower.