Apalonia and Manuel have farmed in Huasna Valley for 25 years. Their crops include cut flowers, vegetables, berries and strawberry and raspberry jam. They live on the farm with their family.
Mike dry farms in See Canyon and has been farming for 25 years. He’s a graduate of Cal Poly, and grows 70 varieties of apples along with peaches, pears and sapote.
Rick is the owner/manager of 40 acres in the San Joaquin Valley. He is a 3rd generation farmer and a Cal Poly graduate in fruit science. He sells pecans, walnuts and almonds along with dried fruits. His specialty is stone fruits: peach and pluots.
Andy and Linda De La Cruz have farms in both Cayucos and Morro Bay. They grow a wide variety of vegetables and have been farming in this area for 40 years.
Mike and Carol Broadhurst farm off Santa Rita Creek Road in Cambria. They grow a wide variety of crops including blueberries, citrus and heirloom tomatoes.
The Mcall family has been farming in the Santa Rosa Creek valley of Cambria for 35 years. They grow avocados, citrus and apples. They do not use pesticides or herbicides.
Amelia Perez and her family have been farming in the Santa Maria Valley for seventeen years. The quality of their fruits and vegetables has made their stand at farmers’ markets a long-time favorite with locals.
Randy and Darla Kwiatkowski and their three children farm 20 acres. Their farm is a family affair. They grow asian pears concentrating on sustainable farm practices including cover crops, erosion control and hand weeding, picking and thinning.
Jack Martin has lived on the family farm in the Central Valley for 75 years. The farm produces stone fruit, citrus, grapes and apples. In addition to selling at farmers market Jack runs his own packing and shipping operation.
Greg, Lisa, Colton, Casey and Carson are the family who run the 30 acre Rocky Canyon Farms in Atascadero. The kids have always helped out with the chores around the farm and at the farmers’ markets. They show in 4H and the family sells naturally raised beef and pork. They also sell eggs, eggplant, tomatoes, melons, watermelons, onions, apples and cucumbers. Chefs are always welcome!
Franciso Velazquez has been farming in Santa Maria for 40 years. Together with father and son, they plant 80 acres of fruits and vegetables. His specialty crops are in great demand by both customers and chefs.
Eat better tasting and healthier food by growing your own veggies, herbs and greens! At Grown from the Heart, I grow and sell “starter” plants, in season, ready for you to transplant directly into your garden. My plants benefit you by eliminating the uncertainty of germination, giving you a significant head start toward a healthy and bountiful garden and encouraging new gardeners to succeed. I am a strong advocate of using organic methods, believing they are the best for our health and the health of the planet. I do NOT use any GMO seed! I carefully select only certified organic seed from small, independent seed companies and use peat moss, vermiculite, kelp, vermicompost and rock dust minerals to produce healthy, vigorous plants that are guaranteed to grow. Each week during the growing season you will find me at various Farmers Markets on the Central Coast. Please check my website, http://www.grownfromtheheart.com for days, locations and maps, along with complete information on the varieties I sell. I’m also available for custom growing. Email for more information. …Serena
FRESH, LOCAL, ALIVE! That’s what we call Black Diamond VermiCompost. Living compost full of worm castings and essential soil micro-organisms. Produced in Paso Robles, Jac and Cristy make it as convenient as possible to pick up Black Diamond VermiCompost and fresh vermicompost tea by participating in farmer’s markets. Buying fresh produce from local farmers is a great idea, but growing your own fruits and vegetables can fill in the gaps and be so rewarding! Worm castings have long been used as nature’s original fertilizer and are essential for abundant crop production, beautiful flowers and landscaping and healthy, strong trees.
Located in Shandon they regeneratively raise pastured chicken, pastured turkey and free range eggs. All animals are fed a non gmo, no corn, no soy feed and are never given routine antibiotics. Visit their website www.beewenchfarm.com or chat with them at the market to learn more about what they do!