Farming means coordinating between the whims of nature, the needs of the customers, and the limitations of the distribution system. A farmer needs to be both proactive and reactive: observant, inventive, thrifty, capable, patient, tireless, open-minded. A sense of humor doesn’t hurt. Neither does a cold beer at the end of a long workday.
Super organized and completely dedicated, he is the efficiency expert and can fix anything. In charge of pruning, irrigation, harvesting, order processing, packing, shipping, bookkeeping, equipment maintenance. His motto is “perfect is close enough.”
The creative influence, expert jam maker, culinary teacher who loves looking at birds and butterflies in the trees. In charge of transportation, market sales, web maintenance, recipe creation and owner of Market Forays. Her motto: Always play with your food. Join her for a cooking class in Santa Barbara.
Hailing from the Wild Canadian Poodle Pack in the Northern reaches of Glacier National Park, Romeo continues the tradition of his predecessor as Chief in charge of security. Romeo also manages recycling, bamboo shoot harvest and getting pets. Romeo’s favorite fruit: Non astringent persimmons, which keep his coat red and glossy. Romeo’s motto: “keep petting me.”
Lizards, frogs, songbirds, bees, soldier beetles, lacewings, ladybugs, praying mantises, wasps, and butterflies abound in the orchard. Their motto: always keep them guessing. Lizards, frogs, songbirds, bees, soldier beetles, lacewings, ladybugs, praying mantises, wasps, and butterflies abound in the orchard. Their motto: always keep them guessing.
A fruit expert you can trust.
To a large extent, I am a spectator and student to the interplay of the trees, the weather, the bugs, learning when to intervene and when to just let nature do the work. The goal is to nurture a healthy ecosystem.