FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONs
what is the size of your property?
Our whole property is 6,000 square feet - the backyard is 2,500 square feet, 500 of which are dedicated to seven 4'x10' raised garden beds.
How many varieties of fruits + vegetables do you grow?
We have 14 fruit trees, two avocados, a blood orange, fuyu persimmon, lime, Meyer lemon, nectarine, peach, two pomegranates, and multi-grafted cherry, apple, and pear.
The seven raised beds rotate crops seasonally. Some of the things we grow include herbs, hops, kale, Swiss chard, salad greens, cucumbers, peppers, peas, beans, tomatoes, berries, and more!
The rest of our landscape is drought tolerant and has edibles scattered throughout.
When did you start your farm?
We bought our home in January of 2014 and broke ground on the vegetable garden that summer. After the raised beds were built we worked in the yard every season; tilling, amending soil, planting trees and drought tolerant plants, installing drip irrigation, building furniture, and finding other key pieces used. After the sectional, fire pit, pizza oven, and clawfoot tub went it, we put the pavers and rock in place for the patio.
is your farm organic?
East Sac Farms is not certified organic but we only use organic, non-GM seeds, fertilizer, and sprays. We use crop rotation, integrated pest management, and our own compost.