Farm on Putah Creek


Farm Academy Fields

The Farm on Putah Creek is the headquarters for the Center for Land-Based Learning. With 40 acres of prime farmland on Putah Creek in Winters, California, the Farm on Putah Creek (FOPC) is where we practice the principles underlying all of our education programs and is the home of the California Farm Academy.

Farm Business Incubator

The Farm on Putah Creek business incubator started in 2012 and was California Farm Academy’s first incubator farm site. A total of five acres is leased from Sierra Orchards. This acreage also includes 1 acre that is used for the Beginning Farmer Training program as its experiential learning space. The remaining acreage is leased out to beginning farmers through the Farm Business Incubator program with plot sizes ranging from .5 to 1 acre. In addition they have access to a main irrigation line, greenhouse, cooler, storage space, tractor and related implements. Currently, the Farm on Putah Creek incubator is home to Zamora Flora Farm, Gomez Farm and Green Almond Farm.

Gomez Farm is a small family operation that produces organic seasonal vegetables. The Farm is owned and operated by A.J. Gomez, 2014 graduate of the California Farm Academy's Beginning Farmer Training Program. A.J.'s focus is growing quality food by farming fresh produce, at a local level with mindful practices. Gomez Farm is certified organic. For the most up-to-date information on Gomez Farm, visit them on Facebook and Instagram @gomezfarm.

Green Almond Farm is owned and operated by UC Davis graduates Lola Quasebarth and Jack Taylor. On 1.5 acres, they grow peppers, eggplant, pumpkins, heirloom and cherry tomatoes, beans, potatoes, onions and more. Green Almond Farm is personal about their produce and keeping the relationship between farmer and consumer as direct as possible. They offer summer CSA boxes as well as direct delivery to restaurants and markets. For the most up-to-date information on Green Almond Farm, visit them on Facebook and Instagram @greenalmondfarm.

Zamora Flora is a veteran-owned, family-run, specialty cut flower business, run by 2016 California Farm Academy graduates Cal and Aubrianne Zamora. The couple produces arrangements for local florists under the Farmer Veteran Coalition Homegrown by Heroes label. Zamora Flora is a participant in the California Farm Academy Farm Business Incubator program at the Farm on Putah Creek. For the most up-to-date information on Zamora Flora, visit them on Facebook and Instagram @zamoraflorafarm.