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 five 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 50 acres of beautiful Santa Cruz coastal valley farmland, at Rancho del Oso along Waddell Creek on the North Coast, and on Ocean St. Extension, at the rural/urban fringe along the San Lorenzo River minutes outside of downtown Santa Cruz.

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.

Listing last updated on Oct 11, 2018

Summer 2018 CSA: Registration is open and ongoing. Please visit our website,, to sign up. Prices will automatically be pro-rated for weeks remaining. Please call us if you have any questions.

Season:  May through December

Type:  single farm

Since:  2010

# of Shares:  200

Full Share:  Family Share: $864 for 32 weeks ($27/week). The price is automatically pro-rated if you join after the start date.

1/2 Share:  Individual Share: $544 for 32 weeks ($17/week). The price is automatically pro-rated if you join after the start date.

Work Req?  No

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Schedule and Location:

Downtown Santa Cruz Market: Wednesday 1:00 pm-6:00 pm (year round). Downtown Winter Hours (November-April) will be 1:00-5:00 pm.
Westside Santa Cruz Market: Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm (year round).
Cabrillo College Market (Aptos): Saturday 8:00 am-12:00 pm (year round)
Scotts Valley Market: Saturday 9 am-1 pm (seasonal). Open until November 17th.

Route 1 Farms sells a wide variety of produce to all the New Leaf Community Markets, Wild Roots Market, Food Bin, Shoppers Corner and Staff of Life. You an also find Route 1 Farms veggies on menus at many restaurants in Santa Cruz. The farm also sells wholesale to Veritable Vegetable who distributes it throughout 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!!!!

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