Northgate Living Magazine March 2020

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Farm Fresh Produce grown in YOUR neighborhood By Erin Eno, Resident since 2019


astle Rock Farm is a 1-acre farm nestled at the foothills of Mt. Diablo in the beautiful Northgate neighborhood. Situated on Castle Rock Road, this organic farm produces a diverse mix of fruits, many vegetables, and fresh-cut flowers. The farm focuses on crops chosen for select characteristics including short days to maturity, high yield per linear foot, and popularity. Economy of space and motion are also key elements as well as flexibility and a willingness to try new things. The farm includes its own post-harvest processing station and cold storage which allows for a true farm-to-table experience. There are no middle-men. All of the produce is sold or delivered within hours of harvest by the farmers. It really doesn’t get any fresher than this! Farmers Alex, Erin, and Tony have come from different backgrounds, but all have a passion for providing local, sustainable food to their community. Alex and Tony began their adventure at Gehringer Gardens, a community garden in Concord. After tasting their offthe-vine, fresh from the garden produce, they wanted to share this experience with the world. They found this property, prepped the

1st generation farmers Alex Ellison, Tony San Marchi and Erin Eno

land, and set up the facilities to what it is today. Erin began farming two years ago through a First Generation Farmers program, which included running her own farm, Cooper’s Harvest, out of Brentwood last year. Her passion for sustainability and a community-oriented farm brought her to Castle Rock Farm. Your neighborhood farm is in production year-round. Its farmstand, located on the farm at 700 Castle Rock Rd., is currently open every Saturday from 10am – 5pm. Neighbors can also sign up for a weekly produce box, picked up at the farmstand or delivered for a small fee. Find out more at

JON’S FEATURED NORTHGATE BUSINESS OWNER OF THE QUARTER I don’t need this space every month to remind you that I am a friendly neighbhorhood Realtor ®, So quarterly I will be featuring friends and neighborhood business owners who provide services that I believe can make your life better!

Kaae Trovato (925) 628-9000

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