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
A San Diego native, Ryan became interested in farming while taking agriculture courses at UC Santa Cruz. After completing an internship with the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, he decided to start an organic farm with his friend Ned Conwell. In 2005, the Peninsula Open Space Trust awarded them a lease on four acres in Pescadero. Blue House has since grown, and Ned is no longer involved with the farm. Operation in two different microclimates allows Blue House Farm to grow over 50 types of certified organic products. Cool-weather crops thrive in the foggy weather on their San Gregorio property, while heat-loving crops thrive in the Pescadero ranch’s sunny climate.