We believe good food on your table starts with fresh food from the garden.
Winnetka Farms is a 1/2-acre productive urban micro-farm. All the designs have been around the concepts of what it can provide in an edible fashion. We have a small orchard in the front yard including 5 different varieties of citrus, 3 different varieties of avocados and two different pomegranates. In the back yard we have more citrus, almond trees, low chill apples, figs, persimmon, pineapple guava and passion fruit. The property also contains a fruiting olive and mulberry. With plans to put in a stone fruit orchard including peaches and cherries next year.
Winnetka, California has a long and important agricultural history starting in the 1920’s with Charles Weeks. The Los Angeles Chamber Commerce asked Mr. Weeks to come here and establish the “Weeks Chicken colony”, a community of self sustaining 1 acre farms based on his successful community in Palo Alto, CA. So it is quite appropriate that the modern Winnetka Farms is the fulfillment of a man’s dream from over 80 years ago.
Winnetka Farms predominately grows Italian heirloom vegetables. But we also grow other unique varieties from elsewhere in the world too. We use non-hybrid, heirloom seed varieties from reputable seed companies. We import both Franchi Seeds as well as Emanuele La Rosa seeds direct from Italy and offer them for sale directly via the internet. We also have a flock of Barnevelder chickens for eggs and breeding purposes and soon will be offering hatching eggs and chicks to the Southern California area, as well as Coturnix Quail (AKA: Japanese Quail) for eggs. We also offer one on one consulting, lectures and speak on a varieties of topics as well as offer classes on many gardening and culinary topics at our micro-farm in Winnetka.