We first trialed growing Artichokes in an organic culture in 2001 on our Castroville ranches. Through our intensive research and development program, we have developed high-quality Artichoke varieties that respond well to organic-growing methods. Since our first organic acreage came on line, we have gone on to produce high-quality organic Artichokes on over 250 acres, nearly year-round between our different production areas. Today, we have more ground in transition from conventional farming methods to organic-farming methods, so that we can continue to provide the highest quality organic product on a consistent basis.
We select organic acreage that is naturally suited to the crop, maximizing fertility and minimizing inputs such as water. This allows us to grow premium Globe Artichokes using organic cultivation methods. We adhere to strict organic cultivation standards outlined in the National Organic Program (NOP), the federal regulatory framework governing organic foods, administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). At Ocean Mist Farms, we strive to produce the best quality vegetables in balance with nature. Our goal is to continue to be true stewards of the land and to produce quality vegetable responsibly for the long term.