Where are you located? We are a small family farm in Lodi, CA. We also farm family property in Thornton, CA. We have our farm stand on 5 acres at the corner of DeVries Rd. and Hwy. 12. Our office is at 639 E. Lockeford St., Lodi.
How much land do you farm? We farm approximately 50 acres of mixed vegetables.
What do you sell? We sell fresh vegetables and fruits, as well as free-range eggs, raw honey, homemade preserves, farm-raised pork, fresh and dried herbs and seasonings, and other farm goods.
Where do you sell? We sell from our farm stand at the corner of DeVries Rd. and Hwy. 12, in Lodi, during the warmer seasons. We also offer delivery of our products year round. Soon, we plan to open a market in downtown Lodi that will be open 7 days a week.
Do you deliver? We do! We deliver to Lodi and surrounding communities within about a 20 minute drive. This includes Acampo, Woodbridge, Galt, Lockeford, and North Stockton. Our current delivery day is Thursday. We deliver in the afternoon to evening, but we will always get in touch with you to make sure our delivery date and time works for you.
What is a "CSA- style" produce box? CSA stands for community supported agriculture. The produce box idea started with people who bought shares in a community farm and took home their "share" of what the farm produced. They included what was seasonal and ripe. We offer the same quality produce and farm goods with no commitment.
Do I have to order a produce box? No, you can order any of our individual items for delivery, including produce, meat, eggs, and/or anything else we sell, as you include the $5 delivery fee in your purchase. See our order page for items that are currently available.
What's in your boxes? Our boxes change every week. We include what is seasonal and fresh, which changes continually throughout the year. We have three different sizes to meet your needs. We also offer our produce to be purchased individually for a customized box. See our order page for current products.
Do I have to subscribe? No. You do not have to subscribe to a weekly delivery service to order our produce. You can purchase 4 or 8 weeks in advance, or order weekly as needed.
Are you organic? In a good year the only inputs used on our produce are dirt, air water and a lot of work. In bad years or due to soil deficiencies, pests and disease pressure we may use omri/organic listed products to control pests or weeds as well as organic compost to improve soil health. So while we are not certified organic, we do maintain organic practices on our farm.
Are your eggs free-range and organic? Our chickens are free range and they are fed corn-free, soy-free organic feed, as well as surplus veggies and whatever they can forage.
Do you always have eggs available? We sometimes run low on egg supplies because of the natural cycles that affect a chicken's laying pattern. Commercial chickens are kept in artificial conditions that keep them laying year round. Our chickens are subject to weather patterns and natural periods of broodiness and molting that reduce their laying.
Do you sell local honey? We do sell raw, unfiltered, local honey when we have it. It is always in high demand and we have a small apiary so there are only limited quantities available each year. The drought has been especially hard on the bees in this area. WE ARE CURRENTLY OUT OF HONEY.
If it is fresh and natural, do I really have to wash my produce? YES! Please always wash your produce carefully before eating. We do maintain organic farming practices and hygienic handling of our produce, but it is still important to wash your fruits and veggies.