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Cypress Flower Farm

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Products

Flowers ·

Contact

650.728.0728

People

Randy Dardenelle and his sons, Shawn and Blake, along with 4 full-time and 2 part-time employees.

Farmland

12 acres in Moss Beach, about 30 miles from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Farm History

Cypress Flower Farm was started in 1988 by Randy Dardenelle, who had no previous farming experience. Cypress Flower Farm grows between 70 and 80 varieties of flowers every year. Seeds are planted directly in the fields, and flowers are harvested the day before they go to the farmers market. Randy sells his flowers directly to consumers through farmers markets and sells any overflow through wholesalers. In the last 10 years, Randy has doubled the size of his frog pond to encourage native plants.

Certification

None

Soil

Loam treated with compost and cover crops.

Water Use

An on-site well is used for a sprinkler irrigation system.

Weed Control

Hand and machine cultivation and mulching.

Fun Fact

Cypress Flower Farm dedicates over an acre of land to composting.

Location


Moss Beach, California

About CUESA

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of farmers markets and educational programs. Learn More »