Lindencroft Organics is a small, family run, CCOF-certified
organic farm located in Ben Lomond, California. We lovingly grow the
highest quality vegetables, herbs, fruit, and flowers. When you buy
a share in our CSA program, you get a weekly box of the finest seasonal
produce picked at the peak of ripeness and delivered to a convenient
Find out more about our CSA and our schedule
of crops, or see photos of Lindencroft
How We Operate the Farm
We currently have about one acre in production, growing
entirely in special raised beds. Why are they special? We excavate a
full 3 feet of our native very sandy soil for each bed, line the bed
with steel hardware cloth, and refill with a mix of organic compost,
aged and composted horse manure, and native soil. Then we surround the
bed with a traditional redwood frame. From that point on, these beds
will never be tilled, compacted, or otherwise disturbed by machines
or feet. They are refreshed between seasons with cover crops and natural
organic compost. We use drip irrigation exclusively, and have extensive
native flowering hedgerows to provide healthy habitat for beneficial
insects and birds. The entire farm site is surrounded by redwood forest
and oak meadowland, teaming with wildlife. Our philosophy of farming
is to gently coax the best produce from our beds by creating as natural
an environment as we can. Each year, the farm is healthier, more robust,
and more beautiful than the last.
We start nearly everything from seed. Since our goal is to serve only
our local community, we wait to harvest until the food is fully ripe
and ready to eat. We grow year-round, striving to make available a full
range of delicious and healthy food, rather than specializing in a just
a few crops at a time.
We believe modern agriculture in this county has moved its focus from
flavor and nutrition to yields, transportability, and profits. But,
in fact, yields in a well-run sustainable organic farm are excellent,
resulting in a potential for a reasonable, if small, profit. Transportability
is a non-issue by selling locally. Thus we feel we are doing our part
to cut down on wasted energy and green house gases.
We’ve mentioned that we are CCOF certified.
What does that mean? The California Certified Organic Farmers Association
is the largest certifying organization for organic food in the world.
It also has the toughest standards. For details, please visit their
For us, being an organic, sustainable farm is something that we deeply
believe in. The reason we decided to become certified by CCOF really
comes down to a simple notion - a commitment. We, as farmers, are committed
to follow the highest standards and practices of organic farming, and
the CCOF certification allows our customers to know exactly what that
commitment is. cut down on wasted energy and green house gases.
We always welcome your input and suggestions. You may visit the farm
at any time provided you call first to ensure that we will be available.
Our phone and e-mail contacts are listed at the bottom of every page
on the Lindencroft Farm website.