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.