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Coastal organic Produce farm


Nestled in the foothills of San Mateo County

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Coastal organic Produce farm


Nestled in the foothills of San Mateo County

about our farm

Pomponio Farms is a family-owned organic farm located in the quiet farming community of San Gregorio, CA, just outside the bustling Silicon Valley. We grow a number of different crops throughout the year (please refer to the Produce page) but we’re probably best known for our Pomponio Farms artichokes. This year, we’re introducing two new derivatives of farm fresh produce in the form of organic spices and bean soup mixes and we promise they won’t disappoint.

At Pomponio Farms, we strive to deliver only the very best to our customers. We realize the tremendous health benefits associated with the consumption of fresh, organic produce and we work tirelessly to do our share to contribute.

You can find our produce seasonally at select family-owned markets and farmer’s markets on the peninsula. Our primary distribution corridors are between San Mateo and Palo Alto as well as between Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz. Please inquire about wholesaling opportunities. Spices and bean soup mixes are available for purchase via this website.

perfect farming climate

Situated close enough to the coast to soak up the cool and moist ocean air, yet far enough inland for ample sun and wind protection, our produce is grown in highly favorable conditions. There is no doubt that at Pomponio Farms, we deliver the highest quality produce, and we’re sure your taste buds will agree.

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Our Fleet


of tractors

Our Fleet


of tractors

We stand 100% behind the philosophy that you can’t have too many tractors! Most of our tractors are well-loved and Parker and Lauren have worked together over the past several years to restore them to the workhorses they are today.

At Pomponio Farms, each tractor has a purpose (and our special tractors even have names!). We employ a mix of John Deer and International Harvester models, ranging from the Cub we use to cultivate (aptly named the “Lauren” tractor) to the TD-91 we use to pull our largest implements (the not so aptly named “Artichoke Jack” tractor). Similar to our crops, we also take great pride in our tractor fleet!

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people


people


Being family-owned and operated means we get to spend lots of quality time together on the farm. Parker and Lauren work alongside each other year round on everything from the planning process through to the production, sales and distribution of our produce. In November of 2018, we added one more member to our crew - our son, Jack - and we’re pretty sure he’ll be running things soon enough!

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Our History


Our History


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The Legend


of Pomponio Creek Valley

The Legend


of Pomponio Creek Valley

Ponponio, later referred to by historians as Pomponio (1799 - 1824), was the leader of a band of Native American fugitives in California (Los Insurgentes) who rebelled against Mexican rule and the mission system.  Under Pomponio's organization, Los Insurgentes raided settlements between the areas of modern day Sonoma and Soledad in the early 19th century.  

Despite growing up on a mission, Pomponio fled as an adolescent and began raids against scattered ranches and missions around 1818. Pomponio raided far from his home vicinity of the Pescadero and San Gregorio Creeks but would bring his loot back to his headquarters at Pomponio Creek, near Devils Canyon Falls.  To this day, it is presumed that this area still holds several of Pomponio's buried treasures.  

Though accounts vary regarding Pomponio's last days, many believe he was captured by a party of four soldiers near San Rafael and tried by court martial in Monterey.  Pomponio was executed on February 6, 1824.  Pomponio State Beach, Pomponio Creek just south of San Gregorio, and the Pomponio Trail in Pescadero Creek Park (San Mateo County) were all named for him.