Sea to Sky Farms are located in northern Santa Cruz County. Two ranches comprise Sea to Sky Farms: a 24 acre CCOF certified organic fruit, vegetable and herb farm, located 10 minutes from the ocean at 1600’ in elevation, surrounded by coastal redwoods with natural springs, and sites of Native American historical significance in the mountain community of Bonny Doon aka The "Sky" Farm. 12 acres comprise the "Sea" Farm aka Rancho del Oso, located north of the coastal community of Davenport, nestled among Big Basin Redwoods State Park in a luscious agricultural valley along Waddell Creek known as a healing valley. The Sky farm in Bonny Doon was started by Chris and Dana Laughlin on Thanksgiving of 2018. The Sea farm was added shortly after.
Chris comes from four generations of family farming – her great grandfather, grandfather, father and both brothers are farmers.
Our background includes nonprofit ocean conservation, wildlife biology, old growth canopy research, backcountry guiding, and youth conservation corps work in Yosemite National Park.
Sea to Sky Farm produce can be found at Santa Cruz and Monterey farmers markets (Monterey Peninsula College every Friday, Cabrillo College in Aptos and the Westside of Santa Cruz every Saturday, and Temescal, Oakland, and Live Oak in Santa Cruz every Sunday), locally owned supermarkets in Santa Cruz and Felton (Wild Roots, Shoppers Corner, New Leaf, Staff of Life), Santa Cruz restaurants and Veritable Vegetable in San Francisco.
Our mission at Sea to Sky Farm is to use sustainable farming practices to provide healthy, organic produce to our local Santa Cruz community and bay area, while honoring and protecting the land, watershed, and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
In 2021, we're embarking on our third year of production. In addition to the markets, restaurants and wholesale outlets mentioned above, we also offer a CSA "Community Supported Agriculture" program in Bonny Doon, Downtown Santa Cruz, Eastside Santa Cruz, and Felton.