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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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Tahoma Farms

Tahoma Farms was established in 2009 by first generation farmers, Kim and Dan Hulse. The 40-acre former dairy is part of the 100-acre Orting Valley Farms – 3 parcels preserved as organic farmland in perpetuity through a conservation easement held by PCC Farmland Trust.

Tahoma Farms grows 70 different fruits and vegetables throughout the year, with a focus on cool-weather crops that allow the farm to produce year round. Some of the larger crops (besides the brussels sprout plants Dan is holding pictured below) Tahoma Farms produces are kale, dandelion greens, carrots, potatoes and winter squash.
The Hulse’s, their two young children and their hard-working crew are passionate about growing good food and committed to the work that makes our communities stronger.

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Crops

Green Beans, Broccoli, Romanesco, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery Root, Chard, Daikon, Dandelion, Fennel, Kale, Lettuce, Radishes, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Rutabaga, Squash, Pumpkins, Sunchokes, Tomatillos, Turnips & Peas

Location:

Washington, USA

Certification

TILTH

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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.

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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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Wildflight Farm

Certified by NOOA, Louise and Hermann Bruns have built up their beautiful 20-acre farm on the banks of the Shuswap River for more than 10 years. As well as improving their house and production capacity, they have also built several greenhouses and an incredible winter storage facility including cold storage for winter radishes, cabbage, celeriac, beets and potatoes.

Hermann has developed rolling greenhouses that will help him get a head start on the season crop by crop without covering the entire field in floating row covers or building more fixed greenhouses. The Bruns also operate a CSA program with many loyal customers in the Mara and Armstrong areas.

The Bruns raise dogs, cats, chickens, goats, horses, cows, sheep, pigs, and peacocks! Though not part of the farm’s commercial production, the animals provide products for the farm families, neighbours and friends, and are another element of the enriching family farm lifestyle.

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Crops

Celery Root, Daikon, Leeks, Radishes & Rutabagas

Location:

Mara, BC

Certification

NOOA

NOOA

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