Lakeside Organic Gardens

2896 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville CA 95076

Lakeside Organic Gardens is the largest family owned and operated solely organic certified vegetable grower/shipper in California. They are proud to have all of their farms and employees based in California. The Peixoto family started producing organic vegetables in 1996; however their family has been farming in the Pajaro Valley for over 100 years.

It wasn’t until the early 1990’s when owner Dick Peixoto recognized the value of farming solely organic. After being told it can’t be done, he converted over 1,000 acres of farm land in Santa Cruz County to organic… and has never looked back.

Today their produce is sold nationwide and into Western Canada. They are particularly known for their consistent quality, year round availability and wide range, (60 varieties during peak season), of organic vegetables. They are constantly trialing new varieties and growing techniques to ensure a year round supply of the very best organic produce possible. They grow on over 50 plots of land in the Pajaro Valley and down south in the Imperial Valley, hence the name… Lakeside Organic Gardens.

Tour Description

Tours begin at 10 am. The tour is at their Freedom Blvd. field located on the corner across from Alladin Nursery. This year they have green peppers growing in the field. The tour explains how their produce is grown utilizing organic farming techniques. Assorted vegetable tastings of their produce will be offered throughout the day.

Products for sale

No products for sale at the field. Check their website for available retail locations:
Lakeside Organic Gardens.

“We farm the soil and
the soil will grow the crops.”