Ellwood Canyon Farms

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Our Mission

Our goal is to build a farm that people can connect with and allow our community the opportunity to know their farmers and know where and how their food is grown. Come walk our fields, talk with us about our farming practices, and see and touch the vegetables you will soon eat. We feel by establishing this direct connection people will begin to see the importance of what they are eating and how it is grown, in turn leading to healthier lifestyles, a healthier community and a healthier planet.

About Us


Our Farm

Ellwood Canyon Farms is located on three acres of fertile river bottom loam in Western Goleta off of Ellwood Canyon Road.  We grow a wide variety of seasonal vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers that we sell directly to the local community through our CSA program, farmers markets and an on farm produce stand.  We implement sustainable organic methods of farming where we focus on building long term soil fertility through crop diversity, crop rotation, cover cropping and applying compost.  Only the finest varieties of vegetables are grown on our farm, often specialty or heirloom, chosen for their taste, nutrition, and beauty.  We invite you to sign up for our CSA program, visit our farm stand, or stop by our booth at the farmers market.


Our Farmers

Jack Motter and Jeff Kramer are life-long friends who grew up in fourth generation farming families in the small town of Brawley, located in the Imperial Valley in the desert of Southeastern California. We each attended college in Santa Barbara and have lived in this area for the last ten years. Jack established Ellwood Canyon Farms in 2009, and Jeff has been on board since 2010.  We are very excited to be farming in the fertile Goleta Valley, and are confident in the soil and climate of the farm. We look forward to a bountiful future.