October 17, 2008

Farm Tour Lowdown: Happy Quail farms

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Happy Quail Farms is a unique oasis among the suburbs of East Palo Alto. Farmer David Winsberg and his wife Karin bought their house in 1990 in a neighborhood that was originally set up to support small-scale farming operations in one-acre back yards. They built a giant greenhouse on their own lot and lease other yards nearby. In the combined two acres, they grow an abundance of peppers, cucumbers, squash and rhubarb and raise around 80 chickens. Property values have since skyrocketed and they are the last remaining commercial farmers among their neighbors.
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