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Swanton Berry Farm


We founded Swanton Berry Farm in 1983 with the goal of providing flavorful strawberries that were not grown at the expense of farmworkers’ health or dignity. Over the years, Swanton Berry Farm has become an industry leader in developing organic methods for growing strawberries.

The two foundations of our farming methods are soil building and crop diversity. We spend several years building up the soil before planting strawberries, and then rotate crops around the fields to control diseases and pests. Since 1987, researchers from the University of California at Santa Cruz have studied our methods and reported them in various publications. While we were once alone in the organic strawberry business, more farmers have been encouraged to try growing organically because of our success.

Contact Information

  • Contact Name: Jim Cochran
  • Phone: 831-889-0850
  • Email:
  • Address: P.O. Box 308 , Davenport, SANTA CRUZ, California 95017, US

CCOF Programs

  • Certification: Handling
    Status: Certified
    Date: January 4, 2018
  • Certification: Crops
    Status: Certified
    Date: March 1, 1987
  • Certification: USDA NOP
    Status: Certified
    Date: March 1, 1987
  • Certification: Handling
    Status: Surrendered
    Date: March 19, 2014



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