Fogline Farm is a fully integrated organic farm located in the Santa Cruz mountains above Soquel Village. Fogline grows veggies, raises chickens for eggs and meat, and raises hogs.
Fogline Farm is located at the historic Manildi Ranch. Nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Soquel Village, Fogline overlooks the Monterey Bay at 900 feet above sea level.
The 38-acre Manildi Ranch is a certified California Heritage Farm that has been under cultivation since 1905 when Segundo Manildi finished his career as a lumberjack and purchased the property from the Capitola Land Company. Segundo logged the property and he began carving out a living as a truck farmer, carting vegetables to sell on the streets of Santa Cruz. Later, he began planting fruit trees and of course being from Italy, some grapes for wine. The grapes were pulled during prohibition and apples quickly became the dominant crop of the region. Fogline began leasing and working with Bruce Manildi, the third generation of farmer, in 2009. In 2013, the property finally sold out of the family. Fogline Farm continues to share the property and strives to grow the highest quality fruits, vegetables and meats for our community.
We try to design our agricultural systems to take full advantage of nature’s inherent resilience, beauty and abundance. To the best of our ability, we commit to steward the land in the most ecologically responsible way, and to having our land free of chemical pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and genetically modified organisms. All of our animals are raised on pasture and fed organic feed, and our crops are rotated in order to take advantage of the fertility and pest management the animals provide.
Los Osos loam. Use animal waste and rotational grazing. Use aged manure.
Spring and well water.
Mechanical cultivation. Crop and animal rotation.