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.
Tour Description / Friends & Family Pass
Oct. 7&8 / Farm is open from 10am - 3pm only
Guided tours are at 10am, 12pm & 2pm
The tour is of the original farm property, with fruit orchards, vegetable gardens, chickens & peacock area and Jeans art studio where Jean paints & makes her seasonal wreaths.
- Jean will give a wreath making demonstration following each tour.
- Kids nature weaving activity
- Corn hole game
- Jam tastings
- Preserved lemon making activity add on.
- Assorted farm snacks and beverages available for sale
People are welcome to bring their own food & wine to picnic on the grounds. Food & beverages will be available for sale at the farm!
Products for sale
The farm store will be open with lots of handmade items, fresh farm produce, jams, cut flowers, wreaths are much more available for purchase. 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.”