We are an urban mini-farm located in the beautiful east bay hills of San Francisco, in El Sobrante. We use French intensive gardening practices, and we are organic certified by CCOF. In addition to the listed fruits and vegetables, we offer quinoa, amaranth, apple mint, chocolate mint, chickpeas, and fresh rau ram (aka laksa, or vietnamese mint) and methi (aka fenugreek). We pride ourselves on growing open-pollinated heritage breeds of grains, pulses, herbs, flowers, fruits, and vegetables.

Our vegetables, strawberries, and rhubarb are grown in composted double-dug beds using hand tools and manual labor. No chemical fertilizers or pesticides are used. Soil fertility and plant health are maintained by promoting abundant soil life and organic matter, and using companion planting and crop rotations.

Listing last updated on Jan 29, 2015

Locally-grown certified organic fruits, herbs, flowers, grains, and vegetables available seasonally. Most of what we grow are heirloom, open-pollinated crops. Our fresh produce has flavors and textures that will thrill your taste buds. We have public u-pick hours every Sat & Sun afternoon, weather permitting. Bring a grocery bag and purchase directly from the garden.

Season:  Year round

Type:  single farm

Since:  2012

# of Shares:  2

Full Share:  $750 for 26 weeks. Can choose weekly or bi-weekly shares.

1/2 Share:  $400 for 26 weeks. Can choose weekly or bi-weekly shares.

Work Req?  No

Schedule and Location:

Open for picking on Sat and Sun afternoons. If the farm gate is open we welcome you to come visit. Please email or call 510-381-1132 to arrange a possible alternative time to pick what you would like....vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers available seasonably and for reasonable prices. Availability depends on what's growing at the time. Pay by the item or by a mixed bag. A good bunch of one item is $5, and if you pick out about 7 items (that is typically enough to fill a grocery bag) the price is $30.

We deliver bulk amounts of fresh produce to local restaurants and food processors. Examples of what we can supply are sunchokes, potatoes, dent corn, pickling cucumbers, mints, and lavender. Please inquire if you are interested.

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We finally wear able to visit this farm! Amazingly it was less then 15 min. from our home in Vallejo. This Farm is so neat and in order. The variety is huge! The owner Susan showed us around and helped us with every vegetable and fruit we purchased.... [more]

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