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THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE!

The holidays are in full swing at Jacobs Farm Martial Cottle! Come get your special meal ingredients, and let the kids work off some of that Pre-Christmas steam! You’ll find fresh, organic, locally grown squash and herbs, and we still have a good selection of Christmas trees.   […]

MAKE YOUR OWN HOLIDAY WREATH!

Have yourself an old-fashioned, hands-on holly-day at the farm! […]

CELEBRATE THE SEASON AT OUR WINTER FESTIVAL

You and your family are invited to our Winter Holidays Festival this Saturday! Join us at the Farm Stand on Saturday, December 3rd, from 10AM to 2PM. Choose your fresh Christmas Tree, and enjoy many fun activities with your kids, including a snow area! […]

CELEBRATE FALL AT OUR HARVEST FESTIVAL

Join us at the Farm Stand on Saturday, Oct 1st, from 10 to 3. Pick pumpkins and gourds, learn about bees and other organic gardening topics, turn the kids loose to enjoy hayrides, cake walks, bingo and raffles! Print out THIS FUN POSTER and stick it on your fridge as a reminder. Check out this fun video!  See you there!

OUTSTANDING IN THE FIELD WITH JACOBS FARM

Reserve your seat now ! A farm dinner in the fabled Valley of Heart’s Delight. Times have changed. Now it’s called Silicon Valley. Despite the name change, the agricultural heritage of the Santa Clara Valley still survives. Our dinner site is Martial Cottle Park, 180 acres of agricultural land preserved in perpetuity as organic farmland, existing cheek by jowl with valley dwellers whose hearts might delight in seeing where our food comes from. The property [...]

Fava Beans, Kale, Chard, Fruit and More!

The Farmstand is really picking up steam as spring turns toward summer. You'll find Fava Beans, Kale, Chard, Cherries, Plums, Granny Smith Apples, Cameo Apples, Fuji Apples, Navel Oranges, Cara Cara Oranges, Blood Oranges, Lemons, Basil, Garlic, Strawberries, Dried Mangoes, and Dried Tomatoes.

Organic Strawberries are Here!

Local, Organic Strawberries picked at the perfect ripeness are now available at our Farm Stand check out our video and see first hand where these yummy berries were born and raised! […]

Spring is Here

Spring is peaking here at the farm. The fresh blossoms and damp soil smell wonderful! We brought out beehives to help pollinate our orchards. Click here to view a lovely video of the bees at work.

Sugar Snap Peas are On the Way!

It might be too early to say Spring is right around the corner, but we are knee deep in Snap Peas, so we know it is coming! We will be harvesting these sweet delights at Martial Cottle in 4-6 weeks. We'll keep them in rotation until it gets too warm. Sugar Snap Peas can be planted as late as St Patricks Day here in San Jose to get a crop before it heats up. Sugar Snap Peas are [...]

HONORING VETERANS IN FARMING

In alliance with the Farmer Veteran Coalition, Jacobs Farm / Del Cabo is proud to provide meaningful employment for Veterans. Their military experience and strength of character bring both high productivity and great inspiration to our work community. On this Veterans Day, 2015 we send our thanks to all Veterans for your dedicated and generous service to America! […]

CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH WINTER SQUASH

The Farmstand is absolutely gorgeous with fall flowers and over 20 varieties of squash and gourds. Now is the time to cook up sweet, hearty squash a million different ways. Whether you serve it in a savory sauté, winter soup, or a luscious pie, you cannot go wrong with this healthful fruit. Yes – botanically speaking, squash is a fruit. […]

GOURDS

You cannot eat most gourds, but you can have a lot of fun with them. They have a very hard outer shell and, when dried, can be used for anything from holiday decoration to musical instruments. […]

ABOUT DRY FARMED TOMATOES

We love the soil at Martial Cottle for dry farming. It is rich, and retains water well. Here is some info about this farming technique, followed by some of our favorite recipes. […]