Feb 17, 2021
After years of traveling up and down the west coast (Oceanside, CA to Port Angeles, WA and back) on surfing and skateboarding adventures since 2004 and visiting farms along the way, Luke Girling got the bug to learn about organic farming. Eventually Luke had the opportunity to attend UC Santa Cruz’s Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. After he graduated, he had a vision to come back to his hometown in Oceanside and create a farm.
Cyclops Farms was born in Oceanside California in 2014 by The Girlings (Luke, Frances, Josie and Falcon).
They operated in Oceanside until 2020 and after the Girling’s were able to purchase their own farm land in Fallbrook, and the farm was transferred there. They specialize in growing lots of cut flowers, strawberries and mixed vegetables. They are a family run 4 acre operation.
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