The Draper's -- Mea, Jerome IV, Jerome Jr, Jerome III


Draper Farms is certified organic by Marin Organic Certified Agriculture. Since 1995, three generations of the Draper family have been operating the farm together.

Among the heirloom vegetables are dozens of varieties of tomato, eggplant, and pepper. Carrots, squash, corn, beans, beets, herbs and leaf vegetables are cultivated organically as well - often in unusual varietals.  New crops are introduced every year, such as Siberian tomatoes or soybeans. Some organic herb plants (like Greek oregano) are sometimes available. Special plots, such as cotton or peanuts, are planted for the visits of school children from the local community. Produce is offered for sale to restaurants and caterers.  Public access to the farm is through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project; membership is open, and there are no initiation fees. Members usually harvest the reasonably priced fresh organic food for themselves.  Local untreated honey is also produced from a small apiary, and a flock of hens provide free run eggs.

The farm is located at 11 Sacramento Avenue in San Anselmo, California and has regular visiting hours during the growing season.  Contact Jerry Draper by email or phone (415) 457-3431 for more information.

October 1, 2006 interview with Jerry Draper of Draper Farms and
Ian McMurary from KWMR 90.5 FM Community Radio for West Marin

 

DRAPER FARMS
11 Sacramento Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960
(415) 457-3431