Saturday, September 22, 2007

Table Grapes

Table grapes: planted today in honor of the Autumnal Equinox, my brother's birthday. Click the images above for a closer view. They are hardwood cuttings from last year's pruning, which have rooted nicely. (Notice the double layer of gopher wire around the base of each).
*Last night we had our first rain since May 2nd. Our land smells fresh and sweet. Check the Rain Gauge under "Weather Links" for details.

Saturday, September 15, 2007


From Left To Right:
Seranno Tampiqueño: Very Hot Chili Pepper from Guanajuato, Mexico
Georgia Flame: Heirloom Hot Pepper from the Republic Of Georgia
Apple: Sweet Pepper from Johnny's
Italia: Sweet Frying Pepper also from Johnny's
*More pepper photos available on our Fruits & Vegetables page!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Our Vision for Abounding Harvest

Revised 02/20/12
Abounding Harvest Mountain Farm is a small-scale, organic, family farm located in the Santa Cruz Mountains. We specialize in fruit and summer vegetables. We have avocado and citrus groves as well as blocks of pomegranates, kiwis, and persimmons. Our vegetable crops differ from year to year, but always include onions, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes and tomatillos in the hot season. Our fruit harvest occurs during the rainy season, with pomegranates in the fall followed by avocados and different varieties of citrus as the season progresses.

Our unique selling proposition is that we grow, harvest and sell locally to the surrounding mountain resident community. Customers know where the food they eat is grown. Our target geographic market is Santa Cruz mountain residents who live between the Summit Road exit on Hwy 17 and Scott’s Valley. This niche market includes health-conscious and environmentally-mindful individuals and families. Our competitive advantages are a central location, convenience and quality. We feature a wide variety of primarily heirloom produce that is organically-grown, and thus pesticide and herbicide-free. The natural beauty of our location, landscaped gardens, architecturally-distinct steel silo and earth-sheltered dwelling are some of the farm attractions. We enjoy the farm functioning an art garden for Daniel's steel sculptures.

Mission: To provide nourishing food and support healthy lifestyle choices among our community members.

Personal Goals:
1. To become less dependent on large-scale, non-local agribusiness for sustenance.
2. To live by producing our own food from the beautiful mountain land.
3. To connect with our community of mountain residents.
4. To form the foundation for raising consciousness in our community.

Business Goals:
1. To achieve economic stability and profit.
2. To make a positive economic contribution to the community and neighborhood.
3. To manage a "sustainable" business from environmental and personal health perspectives.

Thanks for your interest! You can view our site plan here.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Veggies Deluxe

More shots of our fruits & veggies located here.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Kiwi Arbor

It's been quite a busy summer in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Our kiwi arbor is complete. Click the image at left for a larger view. Also, more metal work is published here.