GroundSwell Farm


2035 Ocean St. Ext. Santa Cruz, CA. 95060


GroundSwell Farm is an 10 acre CCOF certified organic mixed vegetable farm located in Santa Cruz. Utilizing a combination of conscious management practices, organic inputs, and minimal water use, their mission is to grow high quality produce with minimal negative environmental impact. Farm owners Heather and James Cook have been growing food for almost a decade &
specialize in 'Early Girl' dry farm and cherry tomatoes, hot and sweet specialty peppers, beans, onions, winter squash and some seasonal greens. They cultivate their specialty crops on 4 urban plots in Santa Cruz, from the upper westside to Live Oak & produce an average of 40 tons of tomatoes annually! You can find their produce at 8 farmers markets throughout the bay area. Living in Santa Cruz and working on a small farm is a worthy experience that is an ongoing experiment.
"We are always learning and experimenting." Cook adds, and notes that it’s rare to find farmland close to home, right in Santa Cruz—not to mention rich, fertile farmland located on the river and zoned for commercial agricultural use.

Tour Description

Oct.10  from 1:00-2:30PM. Click HERE to register and for tour guidelines.

Farm owner James Cook will guide a tour of their property and explain the sustainable farming practices they utilize in growing their crops. The tour will cover how they manage crop rotation, soil health, pests and pathogens.

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 and additional items will be available for purchase at the farm.

Know Your Farmer - Know Your Food


“Growing healthy food is rewarded in many ways”