About Us

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Our Story

Our story began among standing rows of beets and kale in Ferndale during the summer of 2015. Aubrey had just moved up from the California central coast and found herself on a vegetable farm where she met Ben, a dedicated employee skilled in quick harvesting. It was there that we discovered our love and appreciation for organic, local food as well as each other.

In 2017, we started Fair Curve Farm, transforming our newly-acquired 4 acres from perennial pasture to a sustainably-grown vegetable farm that was ready for production in 2018. It was a hectic first year, as we pushed minds and bodies to new limits, but our determination to succeed in running our own farm business got us through. Since then, we've become Certified Organic and have grown the business considerably, accommodating around 100 CSA members annually, attending local farmers markets, and growing for numerous local grocery stores, restaurants, low-income food distribution organizations, and various retail locations throughout Humboldt County.

In 2021, we welcome our first child, Lowell, officially making us family farm. We feel so blessed to be able to raise him on the land we pour our hearts and souls into, which in turn provides us with some of the healthiest food we can feed him.

Our love for each other, for the land we tend, and for our local communities is what drives us to continue our work year after year. Always striving to do better for our family, friends, and neighbors, as well as our local ecosystem and the planet on which we live.

Meet the Farmers

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Aubrey Thompson

Co-Owner & Manager

Aubrey grew up in the California Central Valley and shortly made her way to San Luis Obispo to thrive by the ocean and study biological and environmental sciences. Her experiences with native-species restoration projects and love for plant and animal life brought her to Humboldt County, where she immediately found work gardening and farming while attending College of the Redwoods. Her heart was full with love and encouragement from her clients, mentors, and teachers, as her dream of starting a nursery business soon gave rise to the dream of starting a farm. Since graduating from the CR Agriculture program, she has continued her work on local vegetable farms and has participated in management and event coordination for the Garberville and Fortuna Farmers' Markets, respectively. Her passion for purpose, community, and the Earth is what lights her fire!

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Ben Thompson

Co-Owner & Manager

Ben was raised near the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Calvert County, Maryland. His wandering spirit led him on many great adventures across the country for several years, during which he managed a friend's start-up business in Virginia, learned to build wooden boats in Washington, spent a season in the mountains of Tahoe, and kayaked the tidewaters of North Carolina, all before landing in Humboldt County. During the years preceding the start of our farm, Ben dug deep into the world of gardening and farming, working on local farms while wholeheartedly absorbing the physical and spiritual nature of the trade. His work experience eventually led to a job raising quinoa on the Mendocino Coast where he relished in the excitement of larger-scale farming. Ben's passion for tending the land is evident whether he's combining 80 acres of quinoa knee-deep in motor oil, or on his knees harvesting a row of spinach!

Interested in our Free-Choice CSA?

Follow this link to find out more information about how our free-choice, market-style CSA works!