Route 1 Farms is a longtime fixture in the evolving land movement towards small scale and ecologically based agriculture on the Central Coast of California. The farm has grown high quality, CCOF certified organic produce, fruit, flowers and herbs for over twenty years. You can find Route 1 at farmer's markets, through our CSA, local restaurants and the many fine natural food and grocery stores in Santa Cruz and a few further away.
Jeff Larkey and his crew are stewards of 65 acres of beautiful Santa Cruz coastal valley farmland, including fields at Rancho del Oso, along Waddell Creek on the North Coast, as well as Ocean St. Extension, at the rural/urban fringe along the San Lorenzo River.
From humble beginnings, Route 1 has grown to meet the demands of the Santa Cruz community without sacrificing the ideals of beauty, efficiency, environmental stewardship and productivity. The land is cultivated in a way that is diverse and harmonious with nature. Farming practices include ample use of compost, cover crops, beneficial insect habitats, crop diversity and crop rotations, to ensure the long-term viability and fertility of the land.
Registration for our 2014 Summer CSA is open and ongoing (price will automatically be pro-rated if you begin after the start date). The season started on May 27 and goes until Dec. 2. We offer an individual share for $420 ($15/week) and a family sized share for $700 ($25/week). Please click on the CSA section of our LocalHarvest listing for more information and/or to sign up. Thank you and welcome aboard!
Season: May through December
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 200
Full Share: Family Share: $700 for 28 weeks
1/2 Share: Individual Share: $420 for 28 weeks
Work Req? No
Downtown Santa Cruz Market: Wednesdays 1:30 pm-5:30 pm (year round)
Westside Santa Cruz Market: Saturdays 9 am-1 pm (year round)
Cabrillo College Market (Aptos): Saturdays 8 am-12 pm (year round)
Scotts Valley Market: 9 am-1 pm (seasonal, open until Nov.)
Route 1 Farms sells a wide variety of produce to all the New Leaf Community Markets (Santa Cruz County, Half Moon Bay, San Jose and Pleasanton), Food Bin, Aptos Natural Foods, Shoppers Corner and Staff of Life. You an also find Route 1 Farms veggies on menus at several restaurants in Santa Cruz. The farm also sells wholesale through the Bay Area.
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I own Local Harvest Catering company in Santa Cruz and I'm committed to purchasing all of my produce from local organic farms. I stop by Route 1 Farms every week at the farms market to get produce and it's always fresh and the staff is friendly and helpful. You guys are great!!!!