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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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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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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

QAI

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Rodoni

Billy Rodoni’s family emigrated in the early 1900’s from Switzerland and Italy and settled in the Davenport area north of Santa Cruz, where they began farming and ranching. Now as third generation farmers with over 100 acres of land, certified organic by CCOF. Rodoni farms currently grows Brussels sprouts, leeks, artichokes, beets, peas, beans and pumpkins.

Mr. Rodoni always seemed to be in the forefront of change. He proved to be one of the great innovators of the Brussels sprouts industry. Prior to the 1950’s sprouts were sorted by hand off a table. Mr. Rodoni was the first to see a need for and develop a system for sorting and grading sprouts mechanically.

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Crops

Artichokes, Arugula, Asparagus, Brussels Sprouts, Leeks, Onions & Squash

Location:

California, USA

Certification

CCOF

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Two Ee’S

Named for founders Emil and Elizabeth Kowalski, Two EE’s was first established as a dairy farm and fruit stand before WWII and ran steadily on a modest scale until it was purchased by the Schoen family in 1960. Ambitious young horticulturist Henk Schoen and his wife Jenny expanded the fruit and produce selection of the farm, raising nine children on the flourishing, expanding property.

Henk was naturally drawn to chemical-free farming as he watched early fertilizers and pesticides hit the market, many of them derivatives of toxic gases used in warfare. Since the 60’s he experimented with natural fertilizers and pest control on his own. Henk’s youngest son Mike, who holds a Horticulture Technician ceritificate and a diploma in Greenhouse Management, now manages organic growing on the farm. For him, organics are something he has known since childhood, an inspiring element of his family history and, with six children of his own, a promise of a bright and healthy future.

Two EEs has a great website – Check it out! 

 

Crops

Artichokes, Green Beans, Beets, Bok Choy, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Celery, Celery Root, Chard, Cilantro, Collards, Corn, Daikon, Dandelion, Fennel, Gai Lan, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Parsley, Parsley Root, Peas, Bell Peppers, Hot Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radishes, Spinach & Squash

Location:

Surrey, BC

Certification

FVOPA

FVOPA

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