Tutti Frutti Farms is a family-run business located in Central California. A 5th generation farmer, Chris Cadwell and his family began farming on 14 acres of hillside property in Carpinteria, starting with a variety of fruit trees. After naming the farm “Tutti Frutti” – Italian for ‘all fruits’ – they soon branched out into growing produce for the coastal communities of Southern California. From the start, Tutti Frutti Farms utilized organic growing practices and continue to follow those guidelines today. In fact, all Tutti Frutti produce is CCOF certified.
In 1990, the whole family – 5 children, 3 goats & 1 horse – moved the farm to Santa Rosa Road, a more remote piece of land between Buellton and Lompoc. Over the years, Tutti Frutti farming operations have grown to approximately 300 acres. Growing a variety of certified organic vegetables, from heirloom tomatoes and peppers to cool weather crops like artichokes, peas and greens, businesses and individuals can find Tutti Frutti produce at local farmers’ markets and select nationwide organic specialty distributors.
Snap peas are a sweet, crisp pea with edible pods that are very enjoyable raw, or cooked in stir fry. </br></br> Sugar snap peas contain many vitamins that offer benefits for the entire body. They are a source of vitamin K, which activates osteocalcin and helps keep calcium in bones. They also contain vitamin B6, another vitamin that improves bone health by reducing the buildup of molecules that can cause osteoporosis. Sugar snap peas are a source of vitamin C, a nutrient that protects DNA structures from damage and improves the immune system. Folate is also found in sugar snap peas, which helps to improve heart health.