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Fifth Crow Farm

  • Address:
    P.O. Box 527
    Pescadero, CA 94060



Grounded in a values-based approach to land stewardship, Fifth Crow Farm is a dynamic and diversified organic farm in Pescadero, CA. Founded in 2008 with a shoestring budget, a supportive local community, and ambitious dreams, we strive to bring eaters the highest quality, best tasting, and most nutritious food possible. We are situated in the Cloverdale Valley, 45 miles from San Francisco and 35 miles from Santa Cruz.

Primarily a market farm selling to farmers’ markets and restaurants in San Francisco and San Mateo County, we also have a nearly 200 member CSA. We operate on 80 acres: 30 acres of row crops, a 24-variety apple orchard, a young pear orchard, and a pastured egg operation consisting of 2 flocks of about 350 beautiful ladies – all heritage breeds.

As a CSA member you will receive a minimum $28 value box of produce however, the value often exceeds that.  The season runs for 27 weeks starting the end of May with the first deliveries being on Sat. May 19th, Sun. May 20th, Wed. May 23rd & Thursday May 24th (according to which pick-up location you choose) and ending the week of Thanksgiving (Thanksgiving Thursday delivery will occur on the Tuesday prior to the holiday, Nov. 20th).

Weight varies, but in general it is enough to fill two grocery bags. You can opt to add a weekly dozen, 1 1/2 dozen, or 1/2 dozen eggs, a bouquet of flowers each week and subscribe for honey, meat, and homemade herbal remedies from our three partner farms (read on for details).

About the Farmer

Fifth Crow is owned by three partners: John Vars, Mike Irving, and Teresa Kurtak. Though they are pretty young for farmers, each of them has over a decade of farming experience. The three of them met at and are graduates of the UCSC Farm & Garden program.