The Farm Lab which has had a project in the works for five years now to create a product of the Encinitas Unified School District is designed to educate youth while growing healthy food for school cafeterias so kids can get the freshest and healthiest food they can possibly get. The farm is located in Encinitas and is a paradise of produce, with bulging watermelons, colorful peppers, tomatoes with wild stripes and bright green lima-bean pods. This is a great place to grow food because the earth here is rich with nutrients from soil that’s painstakingly bulldozed down regularly and nearly three feet, tilled with fertilized mulch and is watered with a drip system. The dirt has become a sponge-like texture.
The farm isn’t just in it for the profits because they work to educate the youth while growing healthy food for the local school cafeterias to use. The farm grows many things and even has acres of organic crop fields that are dedicated to fruits and vegetables that will then be delivered to schools when they’re ready. Over six tons of produce was produced last year for healthy meals and hopes to expand that to over 10 tons this year, that’s a lot of food for the local schools.