Artichokes, beets, broccoli, blue lake beans, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cardoni, cauliflower, celery, chard, English peas, fava beans, fresh shelling and dry bean varieties, garlic, kale, leeks, onions, pumpkins, potatoes, Romano beans, and sugar snap peas.
Since 1962, father and son team Louis and Mike Iacopihave been farming 200 acres in the cool, seaside town of Half Moon Bay. A three-generation farming family originally from central Italy, they are best known for their English peas, and their fresh shelling and dry bean varieties including Italian butter, cranberry, borlotti, giganteand cannellini.
Father and son use farming methods that are respectful of California’s scarce water supply. More than half of what IacopiFarms grows is “dry farmed” meaning it is grown without any water. The natural moisture of California’s foggy coast, combined with special soil tilling techniques, enables them to grow much of what they plant with little or no irrigation. They use both mechanical and hand cultivating methods to promote healthy soil nutrition. Crops harvested by hand enable IacopiFarms to filter out imperfections and select only the highest quality produce.