Featured Farms 
As a member of TLF (Think Local First), Field to Feast honors the farmer and supports the local-family-farming and ranching that is currently taking place in San Benito and Santa Cruz County.

Claravale Farm - Producing Pure and Natural, Raw Dairy Products Since 1927.

The historic Claravale Farm is dedicated to producing the highest quality dairy products using simple, old fashioned, natural methods.

It's fresh.  Claravale Farm milk is often sold the day it comes out of the cow and is never more than a few days old.  Other milk can be up to a month old before it reaches the supermarket shelf.

It's high quality, Jersey milk.  Claravale Farm milk comes from Jersey cows.  This breed is world renowned for the quality of its milk, which contains higher concentrations of proteins, solids, butterfat, and beta-caroteen than other breeds.  Milk sold in supermarkets comes mostly from Holsteins, which produce larger quantities of more watery milk.  Due to their breeding, Holstein milk also contains higher levels of Bovine Growth Hormone than Jersey milk.

It's natural.  Claravale Farm whole milk is entirely natural.  Only the cream has been removed from the nonfat milk.

It's unprocessed.  At Claravale Farm, Ron and Collette ensure the milk goes from the cow, to the bottle, to you.  Other milk may be pasteurized (cooked), homogenized (processed so the cream won't rise to the top), adulterated with synthetic vitamins and other additives, and standardized.  Standardization is the process used by all major producers where milk is seperated into its constituent solids and fat, partially dehydrated, and then mixed back together to form a product which just conforms to minimum legal limits for milk.  At Claravale Farm, they bottle the milk directly from the cow.

Douglas Ranch Meats - The Douglas' animals have large open pastures and are never confined.  The Douglas' manage their pastures so that they yield the best grasses, filleree, owl clover and other native plants, allowing the animals to browse and select what appeals to them.  All animals are treated with kindness and when they are moved from pasture to pasture, they are kept quiet and not pressured.  They can move about freely and browse on the natural pastures that do not have chemicals added to them.  The animals are not vaccinated or given any hormones.  You can be assured that your Angus ground beef, pork and Dorper Lamb, is USDA inspected, minimally handled, vacuum sealed and flash frozen.

Walls Honey Farm - Greg and Cathy Walls and their son Jeff and his wife April, are producers of the finest unprocessed honey in Santa Cruz County.  The Walls Family has been in the honey business for almost fifty years.  Some of the offerings are Buckwheat, Clover and Sage honey.  Located in Soquel, the Walls are a multigenerational operation.
Oils of Paicines - Estate Grown Olive Oil and Imported Aged Balsamic Vinegar

Sharobed Grove Olive Oil - Estate Grown Olive Oil in Hollister.  The orchard was established in 2001 and the owner, Deborah Meiss-Breslauer has been a resident of Hollister since 1988.  Originally, her family had a walnut orchard.  After her husband of 25 years, David Meiss, died in 2000, she decided to plant another orchard.  After sitting down with local farmers who visited the Tank Shop in Tres Pinos, they advised planting an olive orchard.  Deborah researched several different varieties of olives, deciding ultimately to plant Mission and Manzanilla olives.

The orchard consists of 120 trees on 1 - 1/2 acres of land.  They are watered and maintained according to the rules and requirements of an organically grown orchard.  As she is not certified officially as an organic orchard yet, she states that her orchard is naturally grown.

In 2006/2007, it was nearing time to begin harvesting her olives.  Deborah remarried to Bob Breslauer during this time frame.  He is a Hollister native and son of Stan and Carmella Breslauer.  They transported the olive harvest to Pietra Santa Winery for pressing, 2648 lbs of olives from the 2007 harvest resulted in 55 gallons of extra virgin olive oil.  The oil was bottled by their family and Deborah's brother in San Jose, completed the art work for the label.  The process has been very rewarding for Deborah and she has received great responses concerning her olive oil.

The origin of the brand name is Deborah spelled backwards (Deborah's Grove).

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