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885 Jarvis Rd
Santa Cruz, CA, 95065
United States


Pasture Raised Pork in the Monterey Bay Area. Mountain Whale Ranch provides the highest quality pasture raised pork. Also forest raised in the best pastureland in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Meet the Rancher

I grew up in a farming community in the mountains of northern Utah. We always had pigs and many large gardens. I left Utah and farming as soon as I could. About seven years ago I was laid off from a great job that I had for a long time but was ready for something different when given the “opportunity.” For years I had watched the urban farm movement develop and I knew just what I was going to do. Instead of looking for another conventional job, I started volunteering on a small farm. At this time, Love Apple Farm with about a half acre garden but was already doing some amazing things. but it was really just a hobby garden with a few workshops and still a local secret. after about a year at Love Apple, I joined Cynthia as co owner and operator and with the help of hundreds of volunteers, interns, and apprentices Love Apple evolved from a hobby garden with a few workshops and a small tomato sale to the world class school and farm.