Our family farm was born from our passion for good food, agriculture & working together as a family.
It all started in 1996 when we moved to Arizona from northern British Columbia with two purposes: first, to find a quiet country location to raise our four children, and second, to find a great place to grow an agricultural business that our whole family could be involved in.
We started out as a conventional greenhouse growing long-english cucumbers that we sold to distributors across North America. In 2002, we were inspired to begin growing & distributing as much of our produce as possible within Arizona. We went out on a limb & switched from cucumber production to growing tomatoes, micro greens, salads & herbs. We weren't sure how much we'd be able to sell locally when we started, but we're so happy that we can say that we now sell about 95% of our produce locally!
From that little step that we've taken many more - here's a few of the highlights along the journey:
In 2008, we switched from the traditional heating methods of natural gas & installed a biomass boiler system in which we burn local waste pecan shell. This was the first step in us becoming more sustainable.
In 2009, we were able to switch from growing pesticide free as we had been doing, to being certified organic. This was a dream that we had been looking forward to fulfilling for a long time. However, we didn't want to follow the traditional organic growing methods which use animal products (manures, blood, bone & fish meals, etc). Finally, after much research, we developed a vegan organic growing system that is free from the use of animal products & uses strictly plant-based materials for fertilizing. This growing system allows us to re-use our very own waste tomato leaves, ash from our biomass boiler, and to use local waste plant materials. (If you want to know more about how we grow, click here.)
We can truly say that we love living in Arizona, and it is home to us. We are proud to share our homegrown produce with our neighbors across Arizona and are thankful to have a superb close-knit extended family of employees who make our family business a successful and fun place to work.