What’s Growing

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.

What’s Growing at Terra Firma

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VEGETABLES
  Asparagus
  Arugula
  Basil
  Beets
  Bok Choy
  Broccoli
  Cabbage
  Carrots
  Cauliflower
  Cooking Greens
  Corn (Sweet)
  Cucumbers
  Garlic
  Green Beans
  Leeks
  Onions
  Peas
  Peppers (Bell)
  Potatoes
  Salad Mix
  Spinach
  Sweet Potatoes
  Tomatoes
  Winter Squash
  Zucchini
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  FRUIT
  Apricots
  Asian Pears
  Apples
  Cherries
  Figs
  Grapefruit
  Grapes
  Lemons
  Mandarins
  Melons
  Oranges
  Peaches
  Persimmon (Fuyu)
  Plums
  Strawberries
  Tangelos
  Watermelons

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