Brooks and Daughters

Jim & Corie Brooks

Corie Brooks has been growing sprouts and microgreens since 1996. Before founding “Brooks and Daughters”, Corie worked for 20 years as a food scientist.

Corie strives for an operation in which nothing is wasted and every part contributes to every other. Brooks and Daughters never use pesticides, herbicides or prepared fertilizers. Their seeds and compost are organic. The compost they use is made from horse manure, chicken manure produced on-site, and spent sprouts. They start all sprouts in buckets of water outdoors and then they “plant” them on 17″ x 17″ open bottom nursery flats and move them into the greenhouse. In the winter, it takes about three weeks in the greenhouse for the sprouts to reach market size, but the timing for microgreens vary widely.

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Markets:South Berkeley (Tuesday)Season:
Year-round (temporarily out)Product: Sprouts, microgreens wheatgrass and wheatgrass juice, pastured eggsFarmer's Name: Jim & Corie BrooksMailing Address: 6595 Ellen Ln.
Forestville, CA 95436
Phone: (707) 887-8747Farm Location:
Forestville, Sonoma County, CADistance From Berkeley:
65 milesSoil Type: Organic compostWater Source: MunicipalAbout the Farm:
Owned and managed by Corie Brooks. She employs 1 part-time employee each year.Organic Certification: Not certified organicFertilizer: NoneWeed Control: Hand-weedingPest Management: Shade & hardware clothWaste Management: Chicken waste is composted and used for growing sprouts.Acreage: 5 acresAnimal Care Practices: Chickens are loose in a chicken yard during daylight hours.Herd/Flock Size: 35 hensFeeding Practices: Organic laying mash; sprouted beans, grains, and greens.