Truly a small Santa Cruz community farm, Windmill specializes in heirloom fruit and vegetable varieties. They believe that the original strains of food plants need to be recognized not only for their genetic importance but also to preserve their presence in modern farming practices.
Windmill has no refrigeration or cooling options so you are guaranteed produce harvested on market day, or the day before.
Born and raised in Holland, Ronald found his first job at a tomato/flower farm there. At that young age, he was not ready to get 'stuck' as a farmer quite yet so he travel the world for over a decade. On his travels Ronald was inspired by small family farms and decided to start his own farming adventure in 1987.
Three to four full-time employees as well as help from Ronald's children. In 2013 his daughter Mayan joined him to work part-time on the farm and has been increasingly involved ever since. Ronald's grandchildren are also a staple of the Downtown Santa Cruz Farmers' Market.
10 acres in Moss Landing.
Windmill's soil is light colored, sandy, loamy, silty and holds the water well.