Mike and his two sons Nick and Sam first got the idea for Spade & Plow after working several years in big corporate ag. Managing large thousand plus acres farms, large sales teams, and gigantic distribution coolers. "We were all tired of the corporate way and we new it could be better." It started with an idea of connecting the consumer directly to the farmer, and growing the best tasting varieties of organic fruits and vegetables for the South Bay Community. They saw the threat of development and the disappearing farm land of "the Valley of the Heart's Delight" and wanted to preserve it.
They acquired their first property in early 2015. It started with a 10 acre plot in San Martin next to the airport. They worked the land, watered, weeded, and planted their first seed with out a clear idea where our first harvest would go. But with an intention of growing sustainable.
Today, they've added on another 27 acre property also in San Martin, that has allowed them to increase our production, preserving more land in Santa Clara County.
We are proud to be a certified organic by CCOF, one of the nation's oldest and respected certifiers. We diligently practice regenerative farming techniques including strict crop rotation, high crop diversity to support beneficial insects, and grow with absolutely no GMOs. We grow with bees in mind, and include practice that help support natural bee health along with our onsite hives.
Growing with the community in mind, we what to grow more food to feed more people right here in Santa Clara County. Bring back "The Valley of The Heart's Delight"