Route 1 Farms CSA

We Will Be Taking a Hiatus In 2019

Thank You for Your Continued Support throughout the Years!

There are some big changes happening for the farm in 2019. We are going to be taking a leave of absence for the coming year. Our hope is that after dealing with some structural, financial and personal issues we will be back again in 2020.

We greatly appreciate all the support we have received over the years in making locally sourced food a reality for our community members. Having the direct support of people in the Santa Cruz area has enabled us to provide a wider variety of produce than would have otherwise been possible.

It has been a great and long run but it’s time for some changes. We know this may come as a shock to some of you, especially those of you who have relied on us over the last 30+ years.

We are confident that the slack can be taken up by others in the farming community as there are some exciting and energizing things evolving around the local and sustainable agriculture community in our area. We hope to remain a part of it and to return in 2020. Please sign up for our eNewsletter to hear about future plans regrading the CSA program.

Hope you all have a great New Year!!!

Jeff Larkey
Route 1 Farms
Farmer & Owner

2019 Winter CSA Update

We have been getting a few questions about the coming CSA year and unfortunately, we aren’t going to be able to do a Winter CSA in the coming year 🙁

The majority of our land is up at Rancho del Oso and due to the lack of rain, we are extremely limited on water that we are able to use out of Waddel Creek. Since the creek level is so low and there is no ‘flushing’ happening, ocean water is moving up the creek to where our pump is and the water is unusable. We grow a lot of crops on that land and without water, we haven’t been able to plant any crops that would come into harvest when the CSA would start.

We are hoping to do a longer CSA again next year to make up for not having the Winter. Though that is our plan for now, there are about a million and one factors that will come into play between now and then so we will have to keep you posted!

Thanks to those of you who have been shareholders and who have supported us by doing so.