Meadow Vista, CA
Farmer: Patrick and Diane Bollinger
Patrick and Diane Bollinger grew up in the foothills of California. They feel fortunate to be farming an old homestead that is so close to where they spent their childhood. They believe that growing good food feels GREAT! All of their produce and animals are grown following organic growing practices, and are beginning the process of becoming certified organic. They welcome any and all questions regarding their growing practices. They are working hard to be good stewards of this land. They use cover crops, compost, annual and perennial plants to attract beneficial insects, and minimal tillage to enhance the soils fertility and plants’ health.
Primary crops: Focus on staple crops…like lettuce, greens, broccoli, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, carrots, and other familiar vegetables. Also grow other seasonal specialties like arugula, basil, beans, beets, pak choi, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, chard, corn, cucumbers, culinary herbs, eggplant, fennel, garlic, kale, leeks, melons, mustard greens, parsnips, peas, peppers, pumpkins, radishes, salad mix, scallions, spinach, summer squash, turnips, winter squash.