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What’s available from L.A.-area farmers and beyond during the shutdown, and how to get it

Farmers markets
Southern California farmers are attending farmers markets, selling at roadside stands and in CSA-style boxes.
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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, some farmers markets have closed, but most have put safety practices into place and stayed open as a vital part of the region’s food system. Many farmers are continuing to bring their produce and other products to markets, as well as starting or continuing to sell their crops in CSA-style boxes. Other farmers are staying at home on the farm and only selling their produce in boxes, delivering or routing them through drop-off points. Here is a list, by no means complete, of area farms, what they grow and how to find their crops.

Andy’s Orchard (Morgan Hill) — Cherries, plums, peaches, apricots, plums and other fruit. Available at farmers markets and delivered subscription boxes.

Apricot Lane Farms (Moorpark) — Radishes, leeks, blueberries, strawberries, herbs, lettuces and other greens. Available at farmers markets, also Farmshop. Certified organic.

Arnett Farms (Fresno) — Mandarins, Meyer lemons, grapefruit, oranges, apples. Available at farmers markets, $40 boxes available for pickup.

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Bernard Ranches (Riverside) — Avocados, oranges, lemons, tangerines, pomelos and more citrus. Available at farmers markets.

Beylik Family Farms (Fillmore) — Tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados, squash. Available at farmers markets.

Bih Shan Farm (Mira Loma) — Mushrooms, herbs, arugula, watercress and other greens. Available at farmers markets.

Black Sheep Farms (Ontario) — Beets, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, fennel, onions, chard, peas, squash and more. Available at farmers markets; $50, $40 and $30 boxes.

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Chino Farms (Rancho Santa Fe) — Strawberries, beets, lettuces, lemons, limes, sunchokes, herbs, microgreens and more. Available at its farm stand.

Coleman Family Farms (Carpinteria) — Lettuces, herbs, cavolo nero, spigarello, edible flowers and other greens. Available at farmers markets, boxes through Edible Gardens LA.

County Line Harvest (Thermal and Petaluma) — Chard, spinach, lettuces, carrots, avocados, beets, other greens and more. Available at farmers markets, $25 and $40 boxes at drop-off points. County Line also buys from many other small farms and collects their produce in the boxes and coordinates with restaurants to provide free boxes to laid-off staff. Certified organic.

Cuyama Orchards (Maricopa) — Heirloom apples. Available at farmers markets. Certified organic.

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Drake Family Farms (Ontario) — Goat cheeses. Available at farmers markets.

Fat Uncle Farms (Wasco) — Almonds, almond butter. Available at farmers markets.

Finley Farms (Santa Ynez) — Tomatos, strawberries, greens and more. Available in boxes through Edible Gardens LA. Certified organic.

Flora Bella Farm (Three Rivers) — Arugula, mustard greens, squash, beets, cherry tomatoes and more. Available at its farm stand and in boxes through Edible Gardens LA. Certified organic.

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Produce boxes
Where to find produce from Los Angeles-area farmers.
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Frecker Farms (Carpenteria) — Strawberries, zucchini, lettuces, kales, broccoli, avocados, asparagus, squash blossoms and more. Available at farmers markets, and prepaid boxes (including a $30 “essentials” farmer’s choice box) at drop off points. Certified organic.

Friend’s Ranch (Ojai) — Oranges, tangerines, lemons, avocados, grapefruit and other citrus. Available at farmers markets, boxes shipped.

Galpin Family Farms (Reedley) — Tangerines and oranges, cherries, peaches. Available at farmers markets.

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Garcia Organic Farms (Fallbrook) — Oranges, lemons, avocados. Available at farmers markets. Available at farmers markets. Certified organic.

The Garden of … (Santa Ynez) — Lettuces, herbs, greens, carrots, beets, onions, turnips and more. Available at farmers markets, $30 boxes delivered.

John Givens Farm (Goleta) — Peas, strawberries, tomatoes, lettuces, herbs and more. Available at farmers markets. Boxes available through pick-up and delivery. Certified organic.

Ha’s Apple Farm (Tehachapi) — Apples, dried fruit, vinegar. Available at farmers markets.

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Harry’s Berries (Oxnard) — Strawberries, tomatoes, green beans. Available at farmers markets. Certified organic.

Island Farms (Kingsburg) — Cherries, peaches, citrus, apples and other fruit. Available at farmers markets. Certified organic.

Jimenez Family Farm (Santa Ynez) — Strawberries, rhubarb, apricots, beets, carrots, squash and more. Available at farmers markets.

Kandarian Organic Farms (Los Osos) — Grains, seeds, beans, peas, herbs, spices, pollens. Available at farmers markets. Certified organic.

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Ken’s Top Notch Produce (Reedley) — Cherries, peaches, grapes, oranges, pomegranates and other citrus. Available at farmers markets. Certified organic.

Kenter Canyon Farms (Sun Valley) — Lettuces, greens, herbs, citrus, avocados and more. Available at farmers markets. Certified organic.

McFarlin Family Farms (Orosi) — Apples, avocados, blueberries, peaches, persimmons, pomegranates and other fruit. Available at farmers markets. Certified organic.

McGrath Family Farm (Camarillo) — Strawberries, tomatoes, carrots, greens and more. Available at farmers markets, CSA boxes and the Camarillo farm stand. Certified organic.

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Meños Farms (Riverside) — Strawberries, carrots, turnips, onions, herbs and more. Available at farmers markets; $35 boxes delivered. Certified organic.

Mud Creek Ranch (Santa Paula) — Blood oranges, kumquats, tangerines and other citrus, avocados, figs, cherimoyas. Citrus and avocados available as part of Windrose Farm $45 boxes, also at Cookbook and Lady & Larder. Certified organic.

Produce boxes
Farmers’ boxes are often available at drop-off points or delivered to your door.
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Murray Family Farms (Bakersfield) — Cherries, strawberries, apricots, blueberries. Order online. Available at farmers markets, Eataly, Farmshop, Röckenwagner Bakery. Certified organic.

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Nicholas Family Farms (Orange Cove) — Grapes, ume plums, cherries, apples, citrus and nuts. Available at farmers markets. Certified organic.

Plumcot Farm (Malibu) — Greens, herbs, fruit, avocados. Available in $50 produce and $25 herb CSA boxes. Certified organic.

Polito Family Farms (Valley Center) — Oranges, tangerines, lemons and other citrus. Available at farmers markets.

Pudwill Farms (Nipomo) — Raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, figs. Available at farmers markets.

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Rancho La Familia (Santa Maria) — Beets, carrots, celery, kale, lettuces, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peas, eggs. Available at farmers markets and by delivery. Organic.

Regier Family Farms (Dinuba) — Peaches, nectarines, satsumas, cherries, apricots and other fruit. Available at farmers markets.

Roan Mills (Fillmore) — Flour, wheatberries, breads, pasta. Available at farmers markets and the Fillmore bakery.

Rosewood Farms (Fountain Valley) — Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, papayas, onions, broccoli, squash and more. Available at farmers markets. Certified organic.

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Rutiz Family Farms (Arroyo Grande) — Lettuces, herbs, carrots, greens, broccoli, leeks, cucumbers, squash. Available at farmers markets and its farmstand; $20 harvest boxes.

Schaner Family Farm (Valley Center) — Citrus, lettuces, edible flowers, herbs, eggs and more. Available in boxes through Edible Gardens LA.

See Canyon (San Luis Obispo) — Heirloom apples. Available at farmers markets.

Smith Farms (Irvine) — Strawberries, avocados, tomatoes, melons, citrus and more. Available at its Irvine farmstand.

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South Coast Farms (San Juan Capistrano) — Strawberries, lettuces, squash, fennel, kale, cabbage and other greens. Available at its Dana Point farmstand.

Sunrise Organic Farm (Lompoc) — Heirloom and cherry tomatoes, carrots, peppers, greens and herbs. Available at farmers markets, $30, $45, $55 boxes at drop-off points and home delivery. Certified organic.

Suncoast Farms (Lompoc) — Artichokes, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, dried beans. Available at farmers markets.

T&D Farms (Redlands) — Potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, squash, melons. Available at farmers markets, boxes through Edible Garden LA.

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Tamai Family Farms (Oxnard) — Greens and herbs, broccoli, cauliflower, strawberries, carrots and more. Available at farmers markets and in boxes from $15-$30 at Clementine Bakery and other drop-off points.

Tanaka Farms (Irvine) — Strawberries, carrots, beets, turnips, cucumbers, kale, onions and more. Available at its drive-thru Irvine farmstand.

Tenerelli Orchards (Little Rock) — Peaches, nectarines, cherries, apples. Available at farmers markets.

Thao Family Farm (Fresno) — Thai basil, fennel, amaranth, sprouting broccoli, ong choy and other Asian greens and herbs. Available at farmers markets; $40 boxes at markets and drop-offs including Orsa & Winston.

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Produce boxes
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Tutti Frutti Farms (Lompoc) — Beets, artichokes, eggplant, fennel, tomatoes, peppers, herbs and lettuces. Available at farmers markets, also $14-$35 boxes for pick-up at markets. Certified organic.

Underwood Family Farms (Moorpark and Somis) — Lettuces, herbs, greens, radishes, broccoli, strawberries, carrots, beets and more. Available at farmers markets, also $45 boxes for pickup or delivery.

Valdivia Farms (Carlsbad and Escondido) — Heirloom tomatoes, strawberries, blueberries, peas. Available at farmers markets.

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Weiser Family Farms (Tehachapi) — Potatoes, melons, spinach, carrots, eggplant, shishito peppers, also flour and corn tortillas. Available at farmers markets and in boxes from Edible Gardens LA.

Windrose Farm (Los Robles) — Lettuces, herbs and greens. Available in $30 and $45 versions (includes Mud Creek Ranch citrus and avocados) at drop-offs in Los Angeles.

Wong Farms (Mecca) — Tomatoes, basil, mangoes, squash. Available at farmers markets.

Yao Cheng Farm (Camarillo) — Papayas, bok choy, amaranth, watercress, chrysanthemum, dandelion, Taiwanese spinach and other greens. Certified organic.

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(If you are a farmer, or know of a farm that belongs on this list, please email amy.scattergood@latimes.com or DM @ascattergood. )


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