Farmers have inherently been stewards of the land in order to ensure the continuation of crops from year to year and Christopher Ranch is no exception. We have been growing California garlic since 1956, and our commitment to sustainable farming is stronger than ever. In keeping with that commitment, we started growing organic products in 1995
We were one of the first growers to use drip irrigation. Drip irrigation puts water and fertilizer right at the base of each plant, only where it is needed. Today, almost all of our crops are on drip irrigation saving thousands of gallons of water each year and significantly decreasing our use of fertilizer and pesticides.
We have stringent field rotation programs to prevent over farming of the soil. We also change our growing areas to preserve soil quality and prevent overuse of resources in those areas.