Thomas Farm has been growing organic flowers and produce in
Santa Cruz county since 1971, when they became instrumental in starting the sustainable organic farming movement. Back then, few people understood what organic farming was about. Challenged with finding places to sell their products, Thomas Farm along with five other organic growers founded CCOF in addition to starting the first farmers market in Santa Cruz County. As the organic food movement took hold, so did the expansion of new markets. Today the original farmers market they started in Aptos has inspired the growth of numerous farmers markets across the entire Bay Area. In 2006, Jean and Jerry retired and turned farming operations over to their son Josh and his wife Kari, where they continue to grow fresh produce and cut flowers year round.
Oct. 10 & 11. Click HERE to register and for tour guidelines.
The tour is of the original farm property, with fruit orchards, vegetable gardens and the art studio where Jean paints & makes her seasonal wreaths.
All tour attendees are required to wear masks, socially distance and pre-register for a specific time to visit in advance of the tours in order to insure a safe outing.
Tours are limited to 15 pre-registered attendees at a time.
The cost of the tour is $10 per person with children 7 & under free.
Products for sale
Yes. Produce, cut flowers and wreaths are available for purchase at the farm. Jeans art studio will have her original oil paintings for sale.
Know Your Farmer – Know Your Food
“Farming changes day to day and is forever evolving.”