Our Farm Stand

AG Farmstand 2Our farmstand is now open at the Annieglass location at 310 Harvest Drive, just off Riverside Drive in Watsonville. Located conveniently just a mile from Highway 1, you can stop in here to load up on fresh strawberries, or to buy your week’s lettuce, greens, tomatoes, carrots, herbs, scallions, squash, and other vegetables and fruits. We always have a good variety to sell. In addition to our own certified organic produce, we also sometimes offer a few sought-after items from other local organic farms, including avocados from Old Adobe Orchard, eggs from Fiesta Farm and Lemonade Springs Farm and organic flowers from Steve’s cousin Josh at Thomas Farm.

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Strawberries and Blueberries

OK, so we know that half of you mainly come for the berries. We choose the varieties of berries we grow for their excellent flavor and we can pick them ripe because we are not shipping them across the state or country. They come right out of the field and into the farmstand or our CSA boxes.

As organic farmers, we rotate our strawberry patch every year to foil the fungal diseases that build up in the soil. Once we’ve planted a patch into berries, we won’t grow berries on that same ground for at least 4 years. (Conventional growers fumigate their fields every year to kill these pathogens.) For 2014 we’ll grow about 3 acres of Albion strawberries in the field behind the Redman House. We expect to have strawberries from late March or early April to October.

Blueberries have a shorter season (late spring to mid summer). We grow four varieties of southern highbush blueberries at our home site. They are SouthMoon, O’Neal, Misty, and Jewel.

Vegetables

We are mainly a CSA farm (people get a box of produce from the farm every week at pick-up locations from Carmel to Palo Alto. If you’re interested in becoming a CSA member you can sign up here.) So, we need to grow a very wide variety of vegetables and fruits to be able to provide a diverse selection for our customers. That means that we have a wide variety of vegetables available at the farmstand too. Here are some of the vegetables that we grow: beans (green, yellow, romano), beets (red, gold, chioggia), bok choy, braising mix, broccoli, butternut squash, cabbage (green, red, and savoy), carrots, cauliflower (white, purple and orange), celery, chard (red, green, gold), cilantro, collards, dill, fennel, green onions, kale (green, lacinato, red russian), leeks, lettuce (red and green leaf, oak leaf, red and green butter, little gem, romaine), mei quin choi, potatoes (red, gold), pumpkins (jack o’lantern, rouge vif d’etampes, sugar pie), onions, peppers, radishes, romanesco, salad mix, spinach, summer squash (cousa, yellow crookneck, zucchini), tomatoes (cherry, plum, Momataro, Valley Girl, Heirloom), turnips, and winter squash (many interesting types). I may have left some things out.

To find out what’s at the stand before you go, you can check our Facebook page. Our Farmstand Manager Extraordinaire Mike posts each week what’s available. You can also call him at 212-1990 or e-mail him at mike@highgroundorganics.com.

 

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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.

Signup for the CSA program >

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.

Visit the CSA Members Page >

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.

Signup for the CSA program >

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.

Visit the CSA Members Page >