Ocean Mist Farm

Castroville, CA

Ocean Mist Farms' family farming roots took hold nearly 100 years ago when Daniel Pieri and cousins Amerigo and Angelo Del Chiaros launched the California Artichoke & Vegetable Growers Corporation in 1924. Together, they leased land south of Castroville and soon Alfred Tottino, a local vegetable grower, joined the three men in their new business venture. Today, Ocean Mist continues to farm artichokes year-round in three ideal California growing regions: Castroville, Oxnard and Coachella – plus Baja, California. Each area is known for fertile ground and productive microclimates. In addition to artichokes, they grow a full line of premium, fresh vegetables year-round.