Potrero Nuevo Farm
Situated in the Tunitas Creek Valley of Half Moon Bay California, our 300 acre farm and wilderness property is one mile from the Pacific Coast. Building healthy soil that will produce healthy plants is at the core of our farming practices. Crop rotation, cover cropping and organic compost are key tools in our operation. We never spray synthetic chemicals, placing the balance and vitality of the whole farm over any single pest or disease challenge.
Potrero Nuevo Farm provides charitable works in partnership with Abundant Grace Coastside Worker. The Farm donates use of its land, harvest support, seed, use of farm equipment and other materials to Abundant Grace Coastside Worker which feeds the low-income and homeless communities. We are pleased to help further the mission of Abundant Grace Coastside Worker, and also the Farm’s mission of providing healthy produce to charity. We host a U-Pick Club for local families, an educational program for Pilarcitos High School’s “Coyote Farms Project” and farm tours for community groups.
The U-Pick Club offers the chance to experience more intimately the source of your food. From June to November, Club Members come to the farm on Mondays from 3:45 - 7:00 to harvest their own vegetables, berries and herbs. Members have access to harvest crates and tools and look for the weekly harvest list once they arrive at the farm stand. No green thumbs or harvest experience necessary! The farmers instruct periodically on how to properly harvest. U-Pick Members experience their food very intimately – to understand the seasons, to see first-hand the work that goes into growing food, and to appreciate and enjoy being connected to the source of their food. Kids are welcome and encouraged to come! A season offers approximately 23 harvests. A single payment of $275 includes Member Fees and 8 harvest visits. Additional harvests cost $25 each. Please contact us with your questions or comments: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Farmer
Christine Pielenz hails from Germany. After coming to San Francisco in 1995 she founded the family foundation Potrero Nuevo Fund with her husband, Bill, which supports after-school arts education, school garden programs and sustainable architecture for low-income communities. She always has enjoyed growing her own vegetables; in 2008 she decided she needed more space to grow things and bought Potrero Nuevo Farm.