Ryan Casey, with 25 full-time employees and 10 seasonal employees
50 acres in Pescadero and 70 acres in San Gregorio, about 36 and 45 miles to San Francisco
San Diego native and first-generation farmer Ryan Casey became interested in farming while taking agriculture courses in college. After completing an internship with the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at UC Santa Cruz and working on several farms, he decided to launch his own organic operation. In 2005, the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) awarded Blue House Farm a lease on land in Pescadero. The farm has since grown, working with POST to restore and steward a historic 74-acre ranch in San Gregorio, where Casey also provides housing for most of his year-round farmworkers. Operation in two different microclimates allows Blue House Farm to be widely biodiverse year-round. Cool-weather crops thrive in the foggy weather on the San Gregorio property, while heat-loving crops thrive in the Pescadero ranch’s sunny climate.
California Certified Organic Farmer (CCOF)