Cut flowers; fruits including apples, apricots, peaches, Asian pears, plums, avocadoes, lemons, oranges, persimmons, raspberries; fresh herbs including basil, cilantro, dill, dandelion greens, fennel, parsley; produce including arugula, beets, bok choy, cabbage, carrots, chard, eggplant, green onions, kohlrabi, Italian beans, kale, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, parsnips, peas, peppers, potatoes, radicchio, radishes, spinach, summer squash, collards, eggplant, fennel, frisee, and pole beans.
Route 1 Farms is a longtime fixture in the evolving movement towards ecologically based agriculture and has consistently grown high quality organic produce on the Central Coat for over twenty years.
Jeff Larkey and his crew are steward of 65 acres of beautiful and fertile Santa Cruz coastal valley farmland, including fields at Rancho del Oso along Waddell Creek, as well as Ocean Street Extension at the rural/urban fringe along the San Lorenzo river.
From humble beginnings, Route 1 Farms has grown to meet the needs of the community without sacrificing the ideals of beauty, efficiency, sustainability and productivity. route 1 seeks to farm the land in a way that is harmonious with nature and the people who work the land. Farming practices include ample use of compost, cover crops, beneficial habitat creation, crop diversity and rotations to ensure the long-term viability and fertility of the land.
Certifications: CCOF Certified Organic.
Farmland: 65 acres
Soil: We mix our own soil specific to what we are planting.
Be sure to visit Route 1 Farm’s website for updates about their annual summer farm-to-table dinners!