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

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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 HBO Max, Youtube TV, Prime Video, and Apple TV, as well as to purchase on DVD & Blu-Ray. The Biggest Little Farm is also available for educational and other special screening licenses.

“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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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 cows, sheep, pigs, chickens and ducks with reverence on pastures and within orchards, while working in harmony (or a comfortable level of disharmony) within the dynamic ecosystem our farm is integrated with. The farm is certified organic and biodynamic.

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WE’VE EXPANDED! Our On-Farm Farmstand is now open both Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM! Guests are welcome to take a self-guided tour of the regenerative market garden, enjoy the children’s playground, and have a picnic on the beautiful garden lawn while visiting.

Find us at the Farmstand plus two local farmers markets every week (Santa Monica Farmers Market on Wednesdays and Thousand Oaks on Thursdays), where we offer a robust selection of certified Organic & Biodynamic produce from our gardens and orchards; pasture-raised beef, pork, chicken, and lamb; and of course, pastured eggs! Some of our produce & Honey Lemonades can also be found at select local grocers throughout the LA and Ventura County areas.

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