We farm a number of sites along the north and south banks of Putah Creek totaling about 200 acres. Micro climates and different soil types allow us to produce almost 100 different crops each year, including spring, summer and winter vegetables, as well as stone fruit, citrus and nuts (pistachios and walnuts). We have two distinct seasons here: dry and hot from May-October, and cool and wet from November-April. There are very few crops we can’t grow in Winters for at least part of the year, and the majority of the items in our boxes every week come from our own fields and orchards.
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Terra Firma’s Aerial Defense Squad
Late summer is Dragonfly season in Terra Firma’s fields. Every day around sunset, thousands of them take to the air en masse, hovering and swooping over our tomato, melon and other fields. I enjoy watching them, but until recently I had … Continue reading
Countdown to Equinox
We’re a week away from the Fall Equinox, and despite all the hot weather we’ve been having, summer is wrapping up on our farm. It’s true that it can stay plenty hot in the Sacramento Valley this time of year … Continue reading
Spending the Summer Under Cover
Cover crops — crops grown specifically to improve the soil rather than to produce income — are a critical part of our farming practices at Terra Firma. In the winter, over half our land is normally “covered”. But since we … Continue reading