Thomas Farm

Thomas Farm

Aptos, CA

Thomas Farm is famous for their organic cut flowers, but they also grow a huge variety of other crops, including dry-farmed early girls, winter squash, potatoes, garlic and zucchini.  Organically-grown flowers are rare these days, when most cut flowers are flown in from thousands of miles away and are sprayed heavily with pesticides banned in the United States.

Thomas Farm's famous tulips are grown outside, instead of in a greenhouse, so they are bigger and stronger than tulips you might find elsewhere, having taken more time to size up in spite of the (usually!) strengthening elements.

The biodiversity of Thomas Farm's crop plan means it’s difficult for pests to really settle in. They focus on building their soils by applying plentiful compost: approximately 10-20 tons of compost per acre per year. Cover-cropping is their tactic to prevent soil erosion.  

In addition to paying all of their employees fair wages, Thomas Farm strives to provide all of their employees with year-round employment opportunities by having a huge variety of crops. Prepping and planting for the early spring flowers keeps everyone busy throughout the cold winter.

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