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 in addition to a summer film camp for kids.
Saturday & Sunday, October 9 & 10
Tours at 11:00am & 2:00pm
Tour cost is $10 per person
Kids are free
The tour is of the original farm property, with fruit orchards, vegetable gardens, chickens & peacock area and the art studio where Jean paints & makes her seasonal wreaths. Jean will give a wreath making demonstration following each tour.
Each tour is limited to 25 pre-registered attendees. Tour activities are outdoors and socially distanced. All guests are requested to bring a mask.
Click HERE to register through Eventbrite.
Products for sale
Fresh farm 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.”