Available From

october 1st - november 2nd

THis Month, We Pay HOMAGE TO…

Fifth Crow Farms

Owned By:

John Vars, Mike Irving, and Teresa Kurtak


60 acres in Pescadero, California, about 50 miles from Homage

Additional Information
on the farm:

California Certified Organic Farmer (CCOF) since 2009

Graduates of the UC Santa Cruz’s Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) farm and garden program, John Vars, Mike Irving, and Teresa Kurtak founded Fifth Crow Farm on a shoestring budget in Pescadero in 2008. They pride themselves in values-driven farming based on economic viability, social justice, and ecologically sound practices. The young farmers offer a diverse array of certified organic greens, root vegetables, dried beans, flowers, and more

Primarily a market farm selling to farmers’ markets and restaurants in San Francisco and San Mateo County, they also have a nearly 200 member CSA. They operate on 80 acres: 30 acres of row crops, a 24-variety apple orchard, and a pastured egg operation consisting of 2 flocks of about 350 beautiful ladies - all heritage breeds.

“We want our farm to be more than a business: we strive to make it an engine for positive change in the food system".”