Our Produce

Terra Firma has over 15 years experience producing high quality organic fruit and vegetables for its Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA).  At most times of year, we are harvesting and packing a wide variety of seasonably available items from our fields.  We use survey data and feedback from our subscribers to determine “what” and “how much” people want to get in their boxes each week.  Our produce was also subjected to rigorous testing by shoppers in Davis, Berkeley, San Francisco, and San Rafael during more than a decade of sales at farmers markets.  We also grow produce for retail outlets like Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco and the Davis and Sacramento Natural Foods Co-ops, as well as restaurants such as Chez Panisse, Oliveto, Quince, and Zuni.

We take the responsibility of feeding our subscribers seriously.  While we are continually evaluating new crops and new varieties on our farm, we will try to fill our CSA boxes with items that we are sure our subscribers want to eat.  Tomatoes are a perennial favorite, and we have one of the longest tomato growing seasons of any farm in Northern California.  Our strawberries are another popular item, despite an often short season.  Others might surprise you:  subscribers rave about our winter-grow cauliflower, tender and sweet, as well as our garlic with its extra large and juicy cloves.

Want more details about our produce?  Check out the diagram of items in the boxes, by month.  Questions about Pesticides? See our Questions page.

Check out Back To Basics: How to prepare, store, and cook those vegetables & fruits.

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Facebook, Farm Day, and more

Thanks to everyone who responded to last week’s newsletter with helpful suggestions and great ideas.  We now have quite a to-do list of things we need to get done over the next month or so. Several subscribers pointed out that … Continue reading

Help us Grow!

It’s been over twenty years since we started packing CSA boxes at Terra Firma.  Some of you have been with us since back then. Just a few years ago, we had waiting lists for many of our drop sites and … Continue reading