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Terra Firma Farm - Certified Organic
Contact: Paul Holmes
City: Winters, CA,
Email Address: purchasing@thefarmersmarketplace.com
About Us
Terra Firma Farm is a 200-acre CCOF-certified organic farm in beautiful Winters, California. one of the oldest fruit and vegetable-growing regions in Northern California. We have been growing high-quality, organic, fruit and vegetables, year-round, for over 30 years.

The seeds for Terra Firma Farm were planted in the late 1980s when Paul Holmes began farming a few acres in the hills west of Winters with a few friends under the name Sky High Farm. Paul developed a following for his garlic, tomatoes, and other vegetables as one of the founding members of both the Davis Farmers Market and Berkeley Farmers Market. Sky High Farm was also one of the original members of California Certified Organic Farmers, prior to official state and federal recognition of organics.

We farm a number of sites along the north and south banks of Putah Creek, totaling about 200 acres. Microclimates and different soil types allow us to produce almost 100 different crops each year, including spring, summer and winter vegetables as well as stone fruit, citrus and nuts (pistachios and walnuts). We have two distinct seasons here: dry and hot from May-October, and cool and wet from November-April.

We are blessed with a reliable, clean, and sustainable water supply. The Blue Ridge Mountains to the west of Winters are the watershed for Lake Berryessa, the source of water for the Solano Irrigation District (SID) canal that supplies much of our irrigation water as well as drinking water for the cities of Fairfield and Vacaville. Since the Monticello Dam was built in the 1960s, SID has never run out of water. The lake is also the source of Putah Creek, which irrigates our fields located along its banks, and recharges our groundwater wells.

Our farm is as much about people as it is about produce. Our farm supports dozens of employees, some of whom have been with us since the beginning. They have been instrumental in making our farm what it is today.