David Little and his daughter, Caressa, with 2 full- time employees
5 parcels comprise 60 acres in Marin and Petaluma, approximately 57 miles to San Francisco
A third-generation Marin roofer, David started farming potatoes in 1995 after falling in love with the West Marin countryside. He is deeply committed to consumer education.
All of David’s potatoes are dry-farmed. He uses a tillage technique involving discing, plowing, and compressing, which serves to hold moisture from winter rains in the soil through late summer. This eliminates or minimizes the need for irrigation, depending on the weather in a given year. The farm’s soil is amended with compost to promote strong plant growth, and ground oyster shells provide a natural source of calcium. David plants cover crops to prevent soil erosion and boost the soil’s nitrogen content.