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Sizing Up Organics: A Brentwood Farm Tour

In August 2012, CUESA led a tour of two respected Brentwood farms to learn the ins and outs of organic production. First we visited Frog Hollow Farm, where Farmer Al showed us his stone fruit orchards, which have expanded from 13 to more than 140 acres in the past 30 years. Next, we visited Knoll Farms, where Kristie Knoll told us how organic practices at work on a smaller scale.

Our first stop in Brentwood was Frog Hollow Farm, where Al Courchesne, or “Farmer Al,” as he likes to be called, has been farming since 1976. He started growing peaches on a 13-acre parcel in Brentwood and, over the years, he has acquired an additional 130 acres. The farm became certified organic by CCOF in 1989.

Photo by Barry Jan.

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