Monday, June 16, 2014

CSA Farmer Profile: Lockewood Acres

 Lockewood Acres

Vacaville, CA

Ben and Denise Lyons of Lockewood Acres CSA in Vacaville have a lofty mission for their ten acre farm: “to create a core family base of customers who can watch us grow as we watch them grow, and to make a small farm plot as self-sustainable as possible.” Lockewood Acres offers the community a chance to be involved in the farm through the CSA, U-pick, the annual Spring Fling with workshops, demonstrations, and a petting zoo. The farm has many varieties of organic, heirloom, vegetables, fruit trees, dairy goats, free-range chickens, heritage turkeys, and honey bees. With sustainable practices and abundant produce, Ben and Denise are fulfilling their mission of feeding families.

Located just off Highway 80 outside of Vacaville, it’s easy to visit Lockewood Acres for a day in the U-Pick orchard or to learn about shearing and bee keeping. But, if you can’t visit their little slice of heaven- have it delivered to your door! By joining the CSA, you can commit to supporting your farmers  and be rewarded with a weekly array of what’s in season. As a single-farm CSA, all of the produce, protein, and honey in the box are grown on-site at Lockewood Acres.
Ben and Denise participate in many farmer groups around the Sacramento Valley, including CAFF’s CSA project, in an effort to further the success of sustainable and small-scale farming. Visit the farm on June 28th for the next event, Fun on the Farm, from 11 – 3 PM.  Until then, visit Lockewood Acres on Facebook to see pictures of baby goats, beautiful vegetables, and farm scenery.

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