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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Happy News for Thanksgiving

Like July 4th, Thanksgiving is a big holiday in the produce business.  Everyone in the country is eating the same things, on exactly the same day.  Demand for those foods spikes for a single week.  Turkey growers manage this problem … Continue reading

A Sad Sweet (Potato) Saga

Some of you have likely noticed the absence of one item from the boxes in general this year:  Sweet Potatoes.  We plant sweet potatoes every spring and normally harvest the first roots in October.  This gives them just enough time … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Green Beans and other Holiday Myths

For many years, we tried to have fresh green beans in your boxes for Thanksgiving.  As I’ve mentioned a few times, the warm, sunny days and cool nights here in the fall are perfect for growing long, slim, and tender … Continue reading