Meet the Farmers: First Light Farm
Jesse Pizzitola
Organic Vegetables
Petaluma, California
Established 2007
 

First Light Farm is a locally owned and operated certified organic farm and CSA with an onsite farm stand.

Jesse Pizzitola and Lisa Murgatroyd are the farmers and owners, and started First Light to bring fresh and nutritious produce to kitchen tables. A Sonoma County native, Jesse founded First Light to develop a viable farm model, provide fresh and healthy food to families, strengthen  communities, and build stronger farm-to-table connections.

 

What led you to begin farming?

Our vision at First Light Farm is simple. To cultivate health and love through conscious transformation of our community and ourselves. Our farm can play a part in developing an economy and a culture that is fully engaged in creating the future we want to see, and we believe that the CSA model is the way to do that. The CSA structure asks the consumer and producer to commit to their food system in a way that goes beyond the typical buyer/seller relationship in order to explore a new way of relating to diet, the land, the community and the economy.
 

Jesse Pizzitola, Photo Credit: Jeff Spirer

Jesse Pizzitola, Photo Credit: Jeff Spirer

What does First Light Farm look like today?  

Our organic produce includes lettuce, squash, beets, tomatoes, cucumbers, fennel, snow peas, green beans, watermelons, cherry tomatoes, sunflower sprouts, carrots, basil, kale, parsley, lemon cucumbers, broccoli, potatoes, chard, pumpkins, cauliflower, cabbage, sweet peppers, and more!

What are each of your roles on the farm?  

It is the people who work the land that make the heart of our business and the backbone our of success. We are blessed to have a hardworking and committed crew. It takes not only a mountain of energy and intelligent care to do what they do, but also a love for the work and a fundamental understanding of the importance of feeding people.

Tell us a little about how you farm.  

Our farm can play a part in developing an economy and a culture that is fully engaged in creating the future we want to see, and we believe that the CSA model is the way to do that. 

 

Wondering where to find First Light Farm’s products?

  • Sign up for their CSA, with weekly deliveries to Petaluma, Sebastopol, Santa Rosa, Mill Valley, Larkspur, Novato, San Rafael, Tiburon, Fairfax. 
  • Visit their farm stand 12pm-5pm on Wednesday thru Sundays from June until November at 4588 Bodega Avenue in Petaluma.

  • Purchase their products online seasonally through Good Eggs.

For more information on First Light Farm, visit their website or follow them on Facebook