Apricot Lane Farms is a farm integrated within a reawakened ecosystem. Our focus is seeing and utilizing the interconnectedness of nature to help build soil health, maximize biodiversity, and regeneratively grow the most nutrient-dense food possible.

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Our Farm

Apricot Lane Farms was founded in 2011 by John and Molly Chester, and today spans 234 acres of countryside in Moorpark, California, just 40 miles north of Los Angeles. We regeneratively grow more than 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables, and raise sheep, cows, pigs, chickens and ducks with care and respect, while working in harmony (or a comfortable level of disharmony) within our dynamic ecosystem. The farm is certified organic and biodynamic.

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Apricot Lane Farms is also the home of the award-winning, critically acclaimed feature documentary The Biggest Little Farm. Directed by filmmaker and farmer John Chester, the film is a testament to the complexity of nature, following John, his wife Molly and their dog Todd on an epic odyssey to attempt to farm within a reawakening ecosystem. The film was released theatrically in North America by NEON in 2019, and has since screened in over 275 theaters across the US, and has been released in more than 20 countries worldwide …and counting.

It’s currently available via streaming on Hulu, digitally on iTunes and Amazon, as well as on DVD & Blu-Ray. It’s also available for educational and other special screening licenses here.

“This movie is like 91 minutes of the best kind of church. It’s food for the soul.” – THE BOSTON GLOBE

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Come find us at one of our four local farmers markets, where we offer our most robust selection of organic, Biodynamic, & Regenerative Organic produce from our gardens and orchards; pasture-raised beef, lamb, pork and chicken; and of course, our pastured eggs. We’re in Santa Monica on Wednesday, Thousand Oaks on Thursday, Ventura on Saturday, and Mar Vista on Sunday. Some of our produce, meat and products can also be found at select local grocers and a number of restaurants throughout the LA and Ventura County Area.

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