Brooks and Daughters | CUESA

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Brooks and Daughters

Products

Contact

707.887.8747

People

Corie Brooks and part-time market help.

Farmland

5 acres in Forestville, about 60 miles from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Farm History

Corie, who has a background as a food scientist, launched the sprout business in 1996. She named her business “Brooks and Daughters” in honor of her two young girls. She is proud of the business and sells 80% of the sprouts directly to consumers. Brooks & Daughters uses only clean water and organic compost on their sprouts. All sprouts and microgreens are started on specially designed racks under a large shaded structure. As the seeds begin to sprout, they are planted in soil or open-bottom nursery flats and moved into greenhouses. The sprouts and microgreens then grow for one to four weeks in the greenhouses before they are ready for market.

Certification

None.

Water Use

City water.

Weed Control

By hand.

Fertilizer

Sea kelp enzyme is applied to wheatgrass.

Fun Fact

All Brooks & Daughters farming is currently done by women.

Location


Forestville, California

About CUESA

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of farmers markets and educational programs. Learn More »