CSA Veggie Delivery

Sign up for a share of the harvest, and get a weekly box of freshly picked organic vegetables and fruits from our farm…
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Farmers’ Market

Come visit our market stall on Sundays at the Mountain View Farmers Market from 9 AM to 1 PM.

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Our Farm Stand

Stop by our roadside farmstand in Watsonville, by the old Redman House next to Hwy 1.
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High Ground Organics

High Ground Organics is a family farm located in Watsonville, CA, dedicated to environmental stewardship and producing high quality, fresh, nutritious vegetables for our community. We sell our certified organic produce through a CSA program, at our Watsonville farmstand, at the Mountain View Farmers’ Market, and to a few select produce stores and restaurants in the area.

Farmer Stephen Pedersen got his first introduction to farming working for his aunt and uncle Jean and Jerry Thomas in Aptos. He leased his first 3 acres in 1997 to grow mixed vegetables for a small CSA, and has since grown the farm to almost 50 acres in 2013. Stephen lives with his wife Jeanne and their two children on their home farm on Harkins Slough in Watsonville, purchased in 2000 from the Open Space Alliance with conservation and agricultural easements placed on it. Stephen and Jeanne later purchased some fallow land in Royal Oaks and lease an additional 18 acres in Watsonville.

Between the three sites, Stephen is able to grow a wide variety of crops–both those that love the cool coastal influence at the home farm and those that do well in the somewhat warmer climate in Royal Oaks. He grows high quality lettuces, greens, cauliflower, beans, turnips, radishes, beets, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, kale, chard, mei quin choi, herbs, radishes, winter and summer squash, onions, potatoes, spinach, celery, fennel, and pumpkins. With coastal grown blueberries, strawberries, heirloom apples, and pears, Stephen can round out his vegetable offerings with fruit throughout the main growing season.

Stephen and Jeanne have been recognized for their efforts at habitat restoration and environmental approach to farming. In 2009 they were awarded the AWQA Stewardship Award, for exceptional agricultural water quality stewardship and community leadership. In 2012 and 2013 they were named as finalists for the Leopold Conservation Award for “extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation on the land of exemplary private landowners.”

 

SIGN UP FOR CSA PROGRAM

When you join our CSA, you sign up with the farm to receive a share of the harvest during our 36 week season from mid-March to mid-November. In return, you get a weekly box of organic vegetables and fruit (and optional flowers) delivered straight from our farm to a pick-up site in your neighborhood.

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View our CSA Members Page

This is where you can go to find out what's coming in your box each week, find recipes, identify your vegetables with pictures, and view or print the current and past newsletters. Check here for the information you need to use your box to the fullest.

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