Blossom’s Farm - Carin Fortin & Delmar Mc Comb
Biodynamic Farm Community
A true Biodynamic Farm Community. Also a sacred place to connect children and adults of all ages with the land and the food and herbs that nourish and heal them; and to provide agricultural products of the highest quality. Through the farm’s products, they hope to open an educational dialogue about our environment, our economy, and ourselves.
Their mission is to create a small scale, diversified, self sustaining biodynamic farm entity that produces low carbon footprint herbs and nutrient dense food for the local community using restorative farming practices with an emphasis on perennial crops while providing farm-based learning experiences for children and adults, partially supported by implementing a Community Supported Herbal CSA (CSH) system.
Livestock such as cows, sheep and chickens and their products (cheese, butter, kefir, wool) are included in the vision, as are cut flowers and foliage. Food includes fresh and value added produce, sold at the farm store.
Working towards social renewal through agriculture (and to create and live a sustainable living model – ecologically, economically and socially.)
Carin Fortin is a native of Switzerland, teacher, herbalist in training, BDANC newsletter editor and core group member, student of Biodynamics and Anthroposophy, and certified permaculturist. She makes bitters, tinctures and tonics inspired by her family’s tradition and using Blossom’s herbs. She co-founded and currently runs Blossom’s Farm in Corralitos CA, where she lives with her partner Delmar McComb – together they organize and hosted the Santa Cruz Biodynamic Intensive.
Delmar McComb is co-owner with his partner Carin Fortin of Blossom’s Biodynamic Farm in Corralitos CA. He has gardened professionally for over 25 years and has had a passion for biodynamic farming and gardening for the past 20 of those years. Delmar has served as horticulturist, consultant, and designer for many acclaimed gardens, public and private, throughout the state and teaches and lectures frequently on varied subjects related to horticulture, Biodynamics, Anthroposophy, and design. Also an accomplished operatic tenor, he finds the polarities between the differing endeavors a fine source of inspiration.