A closer look at our produce...
Vegetables & Berries
The greatest opportunity that our U-pick Club allows our members is eating through an incredible range of produce throughout the growing season: more than 40 different crops!
Strawberries and spring greens come on early, along with onions, radishes, Japanese turnips, sweet peas and cilantro. Summertime introduces squash, basil, green beans and cucumbers. Finally, the warm days of fall transition to dry-farmed tomatoes, potatoes, winter squash, carrots, Brussels sprouts, dry heirloom beans and hardy roots.
Like most of our members, you may find that eating exactly what is in season connects you to the land and your environment in a profound way. Each week the farmers harvest what is ripe and ready to eat, washing and delivering produce to the Catholic Workers in Half Moon Bay and Puente de la Costa Sur in Pescadero.
Chickens and other poultry have been an essential part of farm life for almost as long as we have been farming. We keep Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds, Ameraucanas, Bard Rocks, Delawares, New Hampshire Reds, Black Australorps and Red Stars. Most of these lay brown eggs of varying shades, while the Ameraucanas lay pale blue eggs.
It is very important to us to support the work being done to preserve rare breeds that have been and continue to be integral to the health and diversity of our farms.
These birds serve many important roles on the farm, from aerating the soil to setting pasture seed and providing us with amazing fertilizer.
The eggs we produce are different from what is available on the open market. They are loaded with healthy properties and taste more flavorful!
U-Pick Herbs and Cut Flowers
All U-Pick Members are free to cut whatever herbs and flowers they like from our gardens, along with strawberries and a variety of vegetables. You might make a bouquet of sunflowers, snapdragons, zinnias and sweet peas. Or gather a few soup herbs such as oregano, thyme, sage and rosemary. Some of our herbs are excellent as a fresh tea: lemon verbena, mint, lemon balm and chamomile.