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Agrofresco – Eco Campos

AGROFRESCO is a farm operation of operation in Dolores Hidalgo, in the state of Guanajuato in Central Mexico and near San Miguel de Allende, north of Mexico City. Engineer Gustavo Gaya and his field engineers have been running 3 ranches of 60, 80 and 100 cultivated hectares for the past 7 years working closely with not only Discovery Organics, but organic giants like Earthbound and Taylor Farms as well. Associations with larger companies like this ensure that very stringent quality control standards are applied and only the most beautiful vegetables possible are produced.

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Boskovich Farms

In 1915, the name Boskovich began when Stephen Boskovich, a young Croatian immigrant, began farming on seven acres of land in California’s San Fernando Valley. Today, four generations later, Boskovich Farms is still family owned and operated. Growing on more than 10,000 acres in California and Mexico, producing about 30 different vegetable crops year-round, with shipping points also in Salinas, California, and Yuma, Arizona. They started out specializing in green onions but expanded their line to include Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Chard, Cilantro, Collards, Kale, Lettuce, Parsley, Radishes and Spinach.

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Crops

Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Chard, Cilantro, Collards, Kale, Lettuce, Parsley, Radishes, Spinach & Onions

Location:

California, USA

Certification

CCOF

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Coke Farm

In 1981, a conventional farmer bet Dale Coke that he couldn’t grow organic strawberries. He has now been growing organic fruits and vegetables in Northern California for more than two decades. With a strong commitment to sustainability and good agricultural practices, Coke Farm prides itself in the quality produce, customer satisfaction, and the year-round employment that it provides to the local community. The planting and harvesting of dozens of crop varieties, seed crops, and the growing of specialty produce are a few of the examples of what Coke Farm does.

Originally started as a small planting of strawberries and snow peas, Coke Farm has evolved to a full-scale vegetable farm with over fifty crop varieties harvested each year. From Amaranth to Zucchini, Coke Farm’s produce can be found in local markets, renowned restaurants, and specialty stores throughout North America. Christine, Dale’s partner, focuses on helping smaller local farms with limited production sell their crops commercially, bringing a variety of rare West Coast specialties into Canada.

Today, in addition to growing and shipping their own produce, Coke Farm also cools, stores, and ships for several local organic farms.

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Crops

Lemons, Raspberries, Beans, Beets, Broccoflower, Burdock, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Daikon, Fennel, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Onions, Peas, Hot Peppers, Radishes, Rutabaga, Zucchini, Sunchokes, Turnips, Oranges, Nettles, Potatoes, Peppers, Squash, Artichokes, Asparagus, Brussels Sprouts, Leeks, Persimmons, Parsnips, Dandelions, Burdock, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Dill, Rapini, Tomatoes & Watercress

Location:

California, USA

Certification

CCOF

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Creekside Organics

Creekside Organics, Inc. is a licensed commission merchant specializing in exclusively marketing organic produce. Creekside is committed to aiding serious, well-established organic farmers bring their produce to market. Located in Bakersfield, CA, Creekside markets produce grown in the San Joaquin, Coachella and Salinas Valleys of California.

In 1999, Brenda began marketing organic fruits and vegetables for Pavich Family Farms.  A couple years later Brenda left Pavich Family Farms and brought with her a few of the vegetable growers that Pavich was no longer able to service and began working with Sierra Heights Marketing, now known as Homegrown Organic Farms. It was during her time working for Pavich Family Farms and Homegrown Organic Farms that Brenda began to develop relationships with organic farmers, wholesalers and retailers. After years of working for these companies, Brenda realized she could better fulfill the needs of organic farmers and her growing family by starting her own company. It was with this principle in mind that she and her business partner, Dennis Maul, created Creekside Organics, Inc. in the spring of 2011.  Creekside Organics, Inc. represents organic produce growers in the marketplace, facilitating the sales of organic produce between the farm and retailers, wholesalers and distributors, as a licensed commission merchant.

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Crops

Melons, Green Beans, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery, Eggplant, Bell Peppers, Zucchini & Squash

Location:

California, USA

Certification

CCOF

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Deardorff

Deardorff Family Farms has operated since 1937 from various locations around California. Currently, the 4th generation of Deardorffs are running the show in Ventura and Orange County California. Current organic production includes Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Cilantro, Collards, Kale, Lettuce, Parsley & Spinach and all are farmed using sustainable farming practices, and meet the strict requirements USDA National Organic Program as certified by Quality Assurance International.

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Crops

Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Cilantro, Collards, Kale, Lettuce, Parsley & Spinach

Location:

California, USA

Certification

QAI Certified Organic

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Devine Organics

Devine Organics has its roots in Double D Farms, a conventional produce company which began as an almond grower in 1986. In the mid-1990s, Double D Farms started growing organics, reflecting the burgeoning interest of owners Don and Elvia Devine in producing organic products. Devine Organics was the natural result of this focus, and today the Devine Organics division of the company represents all of their organic commodities. With nearly 75 percent of the business now focused on organics, the new company identity reflects this shift. Today, Double D Farms is the brand representing their conventional produce. Whether conventionally or organically grown, you can trust that the highest standards for quality and safety are met to bring your family the freshest produce available.

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Crops

Cucumbers, Grapes, Melons, Watermelons, Asparagus, Celery, Blueberries, Broccoli, Corn, Garlic & Kale

Location:

California, USA

Certification

QAI & FLO

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Heger Organic Farms

During the winter months, the Imperial Valley in Southern California grows an estimated 80% of the US’ vegetable supply. Heger Farms was the first organic farm in the region and today produces over 50 kinds of fruits and veggies. In the winter they grow a variety of winter vegetables including broccoli, cauliflower and greens. Their spring crop includes corn, melons, onions and peppers.

Crops

Melons, Arugula, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbages, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Cilantro, Collards, Corn, Fennel, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Parsley & Zucchini

Location:

California, USA

Certification

QAI

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Lakeside Organic Gardens

The Peixoto family began farming in the Pajaro Valley of California in the late 1800’s and perfected conventional growing throughout the 1900’s. As their passions for harvesting the riches of the soil grew and evolved, the family made a committed decision to convert all their farms to 100% organic. Lakeside Organic Gardens was launched by Dick Peixoto and his extended family in 1996. Dick first converted the farm that he and his brother, Jim, had farmed beans on so many years earlier when Dick was in high school. The 55-acre ranch includes a lake, a white farmhouse and an old-fashioned water tower with a windmill on top. This location became the inspiration for the Lakeside Organic Gardens logo, which includes this very farmhouse and water tower amidst the rolling hills. Once Dick got the “bug” for organic farming, things took off. Every year Lakeside Organic Gardens increases in acreage and commodities. Now they grow on approximately 1,200 certified organic acres in the Pajaro Valley. And in order to keep a steady supply for customers through the winter, they grow on approximately 600 certified organic acres in the Imperial Valley in California. Today, the company is still family-owned and operated with more than 10 family members on the Lakeside team!

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Crops

Arugula, Beets, Bell Peppers, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Celery Root, Chard, Cilantro, Collards, Cucumbers, Daikon, Dandelions, Dill, Eggplant, Fennel, Green Beans, Kale, Lettuce, Mustard, Parsley, Parsnips, Radishes, Rutabagas, Spinach & Turnips

Location:

California, USA

Certification

QAI

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Nash’s Organic Produce

Nash Huber is a visionary who farms on the North Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. Because of the unique micro climate in Sequim, his farm, Nash’s Organic Produce, grows vegetables year round. It is famous for exceptionally sweet and full-flavored carrots, though Scott Chichester, field production manager, is constantly toying with adventurous over-wintering crops.

In 1999, Huber collaborated with PCC Natural Markets in Seattle to save farmland. The PCC Farmland Trust was created, and the 80-acre Delta Farm adjacent to Nash’s operations was purchased. Nash and his crew have a 30-year lease on the land, and it has become one of the central hubs of the operation and an integral part of Nash’s efforts to train the next generation of organic farmers. Today, Nash is fortunate to have a strong crew of young managers who are committed to the future of the farm and organic agriculture, including organic seed production.

In addition to high-quality organic produce, the farm also grows several kinds of grain, including red and white wheat, triticale, rye, and barley for animal feed. The livestock includes about 100 hogs and 200 laying hens. These animals are humanely raised on pasture. The farm is certified organic and Salmon-Safe.

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Crops

Green Beans, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Chard, Cilantro, Dill, Hontsaitai, Kale, Leeks, Mustard, Parsnips, Rapini, Rutabagas, Spinach, Sunchokes & Turnips

Location

Washington, USA

Certification

WSDA

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Siri & Sons

Joe and Alma Siri are continuing a tradition of growing high quality vegetables started by Antonio Siri, Joe’s great-grandfather, an Italian immigrant. The main crops on their 180 acre farm – bell peppers, celery, cucumbers, cilantro, radishes, spinach, green onions, and four types of lettuce – “have been perfected over generations.” Everything is grown organically using sustainable farming practices.

Joe and his crew packs radishes, spinach, broccoli, onions and lettuce bound for New Seasons Markets in reusable containers instead of the industry standard disposable waxed boxes as part of the Siri’s ongoing effort to create a sustainable distribution system. The program kept 8,000 wax boxes out of the waste stream thanks to a small grant from the Clackamas County Recycling department to OGC.

Siri and Sons supplies their sumptuous spinach to Portland area schools. The farm-school connection was forged in December, 2006 by Ecotrust, a Portland nonprofit organization.

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Crops

Green Beans, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Celery Root, Chard, Cilantro, Cucumbers, Fennel, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Parsley, Parsnips, Bell Peppers, Radishes, Rhubarb, Spinach, Tomatoes, Turnips & Squash

Location:

Oregon, USA

Certification

TILTH

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