ON THE FARM
Swank Farms in Hollister currently farms 102 acres, 47 of which are certified organic. We also grow in partnership with Johannes Farms in Carpenteria and LJB Farms in San Martin.
Our farm has been inspected and food safe certified by Primus Labs in the following areas:
- Field 99%
- Picking crews 91%
- Packing crews 95%
We follow the strictest guidelines set forth by the California government. We report all products used in our farming operation with the California reporting program recognized as the most comprehensive reporting program in the world.
We take great pride in growing and providing you with the freshest most flavorful produce we can. Our organic produce is clearly marked to eliminate any confusion. In 2015 we hope to provide our customers with clear and helpful information on our farming practices and the produce we grow. We invite you to visit our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter where we personally post information on produce and farming and share our ideas on how we cook with what we grow.
Swank Farms attends many farmers markets throughout the year from Monterey to San Francisco and Contra Costa County. Find one near you!
FARMER IN THE FIELD
Bonnie Swank wrote a monthly article for the Out & About magazine titled “Farmer in the Field”. She wrote about what was in season sharing interesting facts and recipes you may be enjoy. Read More…
What’s in Season on the Farm
We at Swank Farms practice sustainable farming on all our land whether it is certified organic, transitional organic or non organic. We proudly sell our produce directly to the consumer at our seasonal produce stand and at many farmers markets from Monterey to San Francisco and San Jose to Concord. We also sell directly to restaurants in Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Valley, Big Sur and Salinas. Visit “Our Friends” page and meet some of the chefs who feature our produce on their menus.
FARMER’S MARKET Seasonal and year round markets. Check for one near you
Throughout the year we sell our produce, salsa and ornamentals at several farmers markets throughout the central coast and bay area. Each farmers market association has a web site that you can visit for dates, times and directions. If you do visit us at one of these markets, look for the Swank Farms banner that proudly states “We grow what we sell”.
You can purchase our popular “FRESH” Heirloom Salsa at any of the Farmers Markets we attend. Come and taste for yourself what everyone is raving about! You can also find our salsas at Star Market in Salinas and LJB Farms in San Martin (seasonal market)