"Welcome to Curbstone Valley Farm"

a small organic farm and native garden located on California's Central Coast

About The Farm

Curbstone Valley Farm is a small private family farm located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, along the coast of Central California. We’re located in USDA Zone 9b (Sunset Western Garden Zone 15). The Farm is situated on seven-and-a-half secluded woodland acres.  We maintain an heirloom open-pollinated kitchen garden, an orchard with a number of heritage fruit varieties, and native plant gardens. The Farm is home to a variety of heritage breeds of chickens, and heritage turkeys, honey bees, and a small herd of ADGA and AGS registered Nigerian Dwarf goats.

 

About The Goats

The farm is home to a small herd of registered Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats. We love this small dairy breed both for its milking efficiency, and milk quality. Although this is a small breed in stature, Nigerian Dwarf goats are not short on personality, and their small size makes them very easy to handle, even for young children. Our breeding goals are focused toward excellence in milk production, with correctness in conformation. In addition to attending various shows each season, our herd also participates in DHI 305-day milk test, and Linear Appraisal dairy herd improvement programs. Our herd members are registered with both ADGA, and AGS, and tested annually for CAE, CL, and Johne’s Disease.

About The Gardens

All of our gardens are grown organically, without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers, and we are now producing all of our compost for the farm on site.  Most of our plants are propagated on site in our garden area greenhouse.  The kitchen garden is situated on challenging terrain, with poor hillside soils. As a result, our herbs and vegetables are grown primarily in raised beds.  In addition to the heirloom open-pollinated vegetables in the kitchen garden, this area is also planted with a variety of flowering herbs, and native plants, to encourage honey bees, and native insects, to frequent the garden areas for pollination.