Local Grow­ers

Fresh fruits and veg­eta­bles have a per­sonal and dis­tinc­tive place of ori­gin.

Inde­pen­dent & small scale fam­ily farms con­tribute to our regional abun­dance and land­scape with a wide vari­ety of fresh, peak of sea­son pro­duce.

Check out some of our notable farmer pro­files to see who’s grow­ing your food.

McCahon Floral

McC­a­hon Floral

McC­a­hon Flo­ral is a third gen­er­a­tion nurs­ery busi­ness that grows plants for indoor and out­door enjoy­ment in green­houses and fields on 30 acres in Wat­sonville. Lau­rie and Andy McC­a­hon own and oper­ate the nurs­ery with the help of all six of their chil­dren and 50 employees.

The nurs­ery was founded in 1947 by Andy McCahon’s grand­par­ents, who emi­grated from North­ern Ire­land in search of job oppor­tu­ni­ties. After arriv­ing at Ellis Island, Andy’s grand­fa­ther fol­lowed his sis­ter to San Fran­cisco. There he found a job at a green­house and met his future wife. The rest is history!

“Hav­ing our chil­dren help us at the farm­ers mar­kets has been a great expe­ri­ence for our fam­ily. The kids have gained a healthy work ethic, and learned about run­ning a busi­ness,” said Lau­rie. It’s also just won­der­ful to have our chil­dren with us as much as pos­si­ble,” she added.

“What we love about this busi­ness is that our plants bring hap­pi­ness to oth­ers — it’s as sim­ple as that! We have met many nice peo­ple at the farm­ers mar­kets and made new friends there too,” exclaimed Laurie