The Farm is an agricultural education center and local farming business just outside of Salinas, California. We offer fresh produce for sale, farm tours, special family activities and a pleasant rural destination. During the height of our growing season, we also conduct a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscription. On Fridays we bake fruit pies in our kitchen, which are then available for sale in our farmshop.
Our demonstration farm is certified organic through the California Certified Organic Farmers organization (CCOF). In those same fields, immediately adjoining our farmshop, you can also see many free-standing, giant statues painted by local artist John Cerney. These statues are modeled on current and former employees of our farm.
We typically grow around thirty different crops on our farm, ranging from strawberries and lettuces to items such as corn, pumpkins and tomatoes. This wide variety of produce is made possible by the uniqueness of the Salinas Valley in terms of soil and weather. In the valley itself, there are around eighty different kinds of fruits and vegetables farmed for market every year. This bounty demonstrates the fact that the Salinas Valley is certainly the most productive farmland in the country, if not the world.