Weather & Season Availablity

Nojoqui (pronounced Nah•ho•wee) Farms is nestled in the grassy, partially wooded rolling hills of southern California. The Chumash, a local Native American Tribe, called this valley Nojoqui, meaning peaceful valley.

Nojoqui Farms is located just five miles from the ocean, giving it an ideal, almost year-round growing season. In the summer, overcast mornings give way to sunny 80- to 90- degree afternoons. In the winter, sunny days are mixed with rainy days and temperatures only occasionally drop below freezing.

We start planting vegetables in December. In April we begin harvesting our abundant array of romaine, red butter, red leaf and green leaf lettuces; green, purple and dino kale; beets, spinach, cilantro, parsley, endive, dandelion, celery and cauliflower.

In the summer and fall, we are harvesting, in addition to some of the above, green bell peppers, red bell peppers, cucumbers, Nojoqui Sweets (onions), garlic, green beans, sunburst squash, yellow squash, zucchini, cherry tomatoes and, always, some surprises. In the fall we are also picking broccoli and cabbage. During the winter, we harvest hardy vegetables such as: cabbage, kale, parsley, chard and leeks. As you can see, we are planting and harvesting something all year.

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