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.
Ocean Mist Organic Artichokes We have selected organic acreage that is naturally high in fertility, where we can continue to grow premium Globe Artichokes using organic-growing methods. We are certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and the Agricultural Services Certified Organic (ASCO). We also adhere to the strict organic-growing standards of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). At Ocean Mist Farms, we strive to minimize intrusion with the environment and surrounding wildlife habitats. Our goal is to continue to be true stewards of the land and to produce quality Artichokes and fresh vegetables for the long term.