Cypress Flower Farm
12 acres in Moss Beach, about 30 miles from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
Randy Dardenelle with a crew of 4 full-time and 2 part-time employees.
Cypress Flower Farm was started in 1988 by Randy Dardenelle, who had no previous farming experience. Since its inception, the farm has grown over 150 varieties of floers. All flowers are field-grown and nurtured without synthetic chemicals. To ensure quality and freshness, the flowers are grown year-round, planted directly in the fields, and are harvested the day before they go to market. In the last ten years Randy has doubled the size of his frog pond to encourage local flora and fauna.
Loam treated with compost and cover crops.
An on-site well is used for a sprinkler irrigation system.
Hand and machine cultivation and mulching.