April 19, 2023

Earth Day: Investing in our Planet

Earth Day is the perfect time to reflect on the impact we have on our precious earth, and to commit to investing in our planet and communities.

Farming for the Future

Since day one, our second-generation family farm has been investing in a healthier planet and food system. In the 1970s our parents were part of the early organic movement, people who wanted to see food grown in a more sustainable manner. They cared about reducing food miles, connecting with their customers, providing a healthy work environment, promoting biodiversity and growing varieties of crops that tasted better, all while operating an environmentally and economically sustainable farming system.

Stewards of the Land

Today, we continue to honor the earth by practicing healthy crop rotation, encouraging a diverse ecosystem around the fields, efficiently using local water sources and carefully selecting produce varieties that taste great and grow well in the areas we farm. We raise over 60 varieties of organic produce for your deliveries, and partner with other like-minded organic farms to help support their farms and communities. 

Beyond Organic

We're very proud to have the client code of Yo02 (Yolo 2) – the second organic farm ever certified in Yolo County by CCOF. The application of organic standards has made a substantial contribution over the years by reducing the volume of chemicals used in farming systems, ameliorating the impacts farming has on the environment and improving the working conditions of many employees who are exposed on a daily basis to a farm’s practices.

However, the current organic certification standards do not guarantee a level of sustainability, biodiversity or food justice. We have always embraced the importance of going beyond the measures of organic certification, and we carry out our parents' vision of a better food system by following core components that define a realistic blend of sustainability: year-round employees, maintaining healthy soil, promoting a vibrant ecosystem and encouraging biodiversity, using local organic fertilizers, careful irrigation and water management, and customer satisfaction.

Know Your Farmer

By knowing where our food comes from and how it's produced, you can make informed decisions that support sustainable and ethical practices. This can mean choosing to buy from local farmers, supporting companies that prioritize sustainable practices, and advocating for greater transparency and accountability in the food industry. 


Hope for the Future

Our hope is that the price Americans pay for food will someday reflect the real cost of producing it: the stewardship required to make sure that the land will remain fertile and productive, the health and benefits necessary to maintain an active labor force, a strong rural community, and a profit margin that will provide the incentive for people like us to spend every waking moment producing food and fiber for the rest. 

As we reflect on beloved mother earth this year, we want to say thank you to our Farm Fresh To You members who help us fulfill our mission to nourish communities by connecting consumers and sustainable farms through a transparent food system all year long.