Zea Sonnabend is a long time organic inspector for CCOF in Santa Cruz and former member of the National Organics Standards Board. She also is a member of the California Rare Fruit Growers and an avid seed saver. You don’t need to look far to see her passion for rare & unusual fruits that abound at Fruitilicious Farm. Zea & her team tend a 8-year old heirloom apple orchard, where they’ve planted over 100 varieties. Eighty varieties were chosen because they were trees already existing in California or are culturally significant or have resistance to diseases like apple scab, which is hard for organic growers to control. Twenty of the trees are exclusively cider apples from abroad. There are numerous varieties of figs, citrus fruits, avocados, pears, blueberries & the list goes on They also tend a small portion of the property designated to propagating organic seed.
Sunday, October 10
Guided Tours at 11:30 & 2:00
Cost is $10 per person & kids under 12 are free
Self Guided Tour at 1:00 & 3:00
Cost is $7 per person & children are free
All tours include fig tasting of at least 10 varities & additional available produce grown by the farm.
Tour activities are outdoors and socially distanced. All guests are requested to bring a mask.
Click HERE to register through Eventbrite.
Products for sale
Assorted fruits and veggies will be for sale at their farm stand.
Know Your Farmer - Know Your Food
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