Wow! It’s a tulip explosion thanks to McGinnis Ranch

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on February 21, 2016

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tulips at farmers market_vertIt’s not yet Spring but don’t tell these tulips being sold at the Menlo Park Farmers Market today by the folks from McGinnis Ranch in Watsonville.

According to the CUESA website, Howard McGinnis started farming in 1968 and is now mentoring his daughter, Sandi, and granddaughter, Sara, who plan to go all organic this year. They grow a variety of berries as well as broccoli, carrots, fava and green beans. And, of course, flowers, like the fabulous tulips pictured here.

One distinct feature of the 17.5 acre ranch is its steep slope — a 12% grade. With heavy rains, the soil washes down the hill. But the grade also allows maximum sun exposure and extends the farm’s season significantly.

Photos by Linda Hubbard (c) 2016

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