Flora Bella Farm has been a California Certified Organic Farm since 1991. We are dedicated to providing fresh, hand picked, highly nutritious, certified organic fruits and vegetables for your families enjoyment.
You can purchase our certified organic produce directly from James, or Eric at the Santa Monica and Hollywood Farmer's Markets. Everyone who works at our market stand has also weeded, planted, watered and picked in our fields so feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Enjoy our certified organic produce at one of the fine Southern California restaurants who serve our produce.
You might consider giving yourself a treat by attending a Slow Food cooking event held at Flora Bella Farm in Three Rivers. You will experience the elegance of organic cuisine in the rustic atmosphere of Three Rivers.
What is Organic?
Organic is a labeling term that denotes products grown or produced under the authority of the California Organic Foods Production Act of 1996. The principle guidelines for organic production are to use materials and practices that enhance the ecological balance of natural systems and that integrate the parts of the farming system into an ecological whole.
In a nutshell, organic means produced with or based on the use of fertilizers of plant origin without employment of chemically formulated fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides in order to preserve the integrity of the product and with minimum impact on the land.
The primary goal of organic agriculture is to optimize the health or interdependent communities of soil life, plants, animals and people. Organic farming promotes biological diversity and the recycling of resources through such methods as crop rotation, rotational grazing, planting of cover crops, intercropping, minimum tillage and adding minerals to crops.
Flora Bella Farm is certified by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Certification refers to the verification of growing practices through inspections, soil testing, residue testing and detailed record keeping.