Open everyday 9a.m.-7p.m.
2323 Old Coast Hwy Rd.
Gaviota, CA 93117
We are in between Buellton and Gaviota. If you are heading southbound on Hwy 101, take the next left after the U-Pick Blueberry farm. If you are heading northbound look for the Organic Farmstead signs, 5 minutes after the tunnel, turn left at the Nojoqui Falls Road sign.
What are your hours?
Our Farm•Stead shop is open every day from 9a.m. to 7p.m. Our U-Pick fields open seasonally, changing from strawberry to raspberry to tomato to pumpkin.
What do you sell?
We sell everything we grow which changes seasonally (check our produce availability page for current offerings). On Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, at our WEEKEND MARKET we have extra goods available; homemade baked goods, honey, local olive oil and more.
Can I pet the animals? Do you have tractor rides, hay rides, or pony rides?
Our animals happily graze on our hillside just behind our Farm•Stead Shop. We have a bucket that we fill with leftover veggies from the day before that you can use to feed the animals. They are social and love to come right up to the fence to say hi.
At this time we aren’t offering tractor rides or hay rides but as we continue to grow and promote our beautiful farm we want to increase the ways our visitors can enjoy their time here, so stay tuned…
What is the history of the farm?
Natale Giorgi first settled here in 1898 and became a true homesteader. The farm first operated as a dairy. Original letters from the early 1900’s describe Natale making the treacherous journey over the Nojoqui grade in his rickety cart to deliver butter to Santa Barbara. Eventually the farm changed from a dairy on to grain and row crops. The tin barn was originally a grainery in the 50’s and the red pulverizer inside would separate the grain from the shaft and pump the grain into the wooden store room. He also had a vineyard on the hilltop just above the barns and would make wine in the basement of the old farm house, along with other preserves to sustain his family throughout the year. The farm stayed in the family, the size of its acreage shared among relatives and decreasing as the years went by. It eventually went up for sale and a neighboring family that had a deep love for the land purchased the farm in 2011 with a vision of letting it remain agricultural and sustainable for future generations. Abel Basch came on in July 2014 and quickly learned the secrets of this land and filling the boots as the new farmer. There have been many changes over the years but we are so excited for what’s in store. The farm will remain a beautiful, rustic escape for our visitors, the produce will always be organic, but we are all looking forward to continuing to grow and make available to you this land’s incredible bounty.
What is the old wooden barn for?
The old barn dates back to the early 1900’s and served as the farm’s produce stand for the last 10 years. It is in need of some TLC but we are looking forward to making it available for our visitors to use again in the future…stay tuned!
I’m interested in having an event at the farm…
Our farm is available for private functions only, please call our Project Coordinator to discuss if we would be able to host your event. Jade Flogerzi (805)-617-9358
Are the pigs pets, or used as pork?
Our pigs are heritage KuneKune’s, a breed indigenous to New Zealand. We love their sweet nature and social disposition. For that and many other reasons they make incredible pets. Over the last 100 years heritage breeds have disappeared as conventional farming only looked to keep pigs that were the easiest to raise, could grow the fastest and provide the most pork. In fact 96% of pigs raised in America are made up of only 3 breeds. KuneKunes almost became extinct in the 1950’s when a group rounded up the last remaining 50 or so from around the country. Their efforts helped bring back this incredible breed and promote it again for pork. Since people are becoming more interested and aware of where their food is sourced and how it is raised we are proud to promote our pigs for the way they are raised here and the incredible pork they provide. We sell our pigs to individuals and restaurants that share our beliefs; that animals should be honored and treated with dignity no matter what purpose they are used for. Check out our KuneKune page for more info.
Can I use the farm as a location for photography or filming?
You are welcome to walk around any of the public areas of the farm and take photos, including the crop fields, the Farm•Stead shop, and the picnic area. However we ask that you do not enter the fields where animals are kept or either of the barns that are closed. For commercial photography or film shoots we have a daily rate and liability requirements. Please contact Jade 805-617-9358 for more information.
Can I walk around in the back country?
Unfortunately guests cannot walk past the fences of the crop fields. Livestock animals are on open pastures and for your safety and theirs we need to keep those areas closed.