Corie Brooks, with 1 employee and part-time market and farm help.
5 acres in Forestville, about 60 miles from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
Corie, who has a background as a food scientist, launched the sprout business in 1996. She named her business “Brooks and Daughters” in honor of her two young girls. She is proud of the business and sells 80% of the sprouts directly to consumers.
Brooks and Daughters uses only clean water and organic compost on their sprouts. All sprouts are started on specially designed racks under a large shaded structure. As the seeds begin to sprout, they are planted in soil on 17” x 17” open-bottom nursery flats and moved into greenhouses. The sprouts then grow for 1 to 4 weeks in the greenhouses before they are ready for market.
Sea kelp enzyme is applied to wheatgrass.
All Brooks & Daughters farming is currently done by women.
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