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.
Tours begin at 10 am with tours beginning every hour on the hour.
The tour is of the original farm property, where the public will be able to see the fruit orchards,vegetable gardens and studio where Jean makes her seasonal wreaths from plants and flowers from the farm that have been harvested and dried.
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.”