|8946 Olmo lane, Directly off I-80 on the Kidwell Rd. Exit|
|<thecloverleaffarm AT gmail DOT com>, <bigemmatus AT gmail DOT com>|
|Facebook page, http://thecloverleaffarm.com|
|Emma Torbert, Katie Fyhrie|
|Cash, Davis Dollars|
The Cloverleaf Farm is a farm located off I-80 at the Kidwell Rd. exit (*going west it is on the right side of the highway). If you are on your way to Tahoe, Sacramento, San Fransisco, Oakland, Marin or even Oregon, you can jump off the highway and come say hi. The Cloverleaf is located directly behind the Collins Farm farm stand, where they sell their delicious produce.
Summer 2011 was their first planting season. They planted sugar baby watermelons, yellow watermelons, purple beans, green beans, black and sungold cherry tomatoes, slicing tomatoes (including Emma's grandfather's Torbert tomato), basil, a plethora of hot peppers and sweet peppers, cantaloupes, eggplants and tomatillos.
This year, the Cloverleaf will be managing an organic stone fruit orchard with peaches, apricots, nectarines and figs for sale for U-pick as well as at the farmstand. The Cloverleaf is partnering with the Collins Farm, which has blackberries, strawberries, peppers, potatoes and onions, and Hearty Fork Farm, which has a diversity of organically certified vegetables.
Emma and Katie are both trained in organic and sustainable agricultural practices and their farm reflects that knowledge. No pesticides, herbicides or inorganic fertilizer are used to grow their crops.
Meet your farmers:
Emma: Emma began farming in the cold bluster of NH and has discovered that California weather produces tasty tomatoes. She has farmed all over this country (&world!) including PA, WA, NH, Chile, Ecuador, and CA. She got her masters in Horticulture from UCD and currently works for the Agricultural Sustainability Institute. Her dream is to have a co-housing farm someday, and loves all vegetables, compost, and goats!
Katie: Katie is a beginning farmer who got her start right here in Davis at Impossible Acres. She fell into farming after graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Integrative Biology by following her love of plants, sunshine, and digging in the dirt—and couldn't be happier about it! In addition to working at the Cloverleaf, she is also a student at the California Farm Academy at the Center for Land Based Learning in Winters.
Information from the Cloverleaf Facebook page.
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2011-11-14 17:59:43 What times are the road side stall open? —ConsciousConsumer
2013-5-2 10:58:16 The farmstand is open Sundays from 11 AM to 6 PM. The U-picks will be open Sundays from 9 AM to 1 PM. The farmstand opens on June 16th! —etorbert
2014-03-26 11:37:10 Update: We have new hours this year! The farm stand will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 1-7pm, and U-pick will be on Saturdays 9am-2pm. The farm stand is open starting Memorial Day, and the U-pick will start up on June 7th. See you out there! —KatieFyhrie