Carmel Bella Farm
Welcome! My name is Lisa Troutner and I am the founder, gardener, food artist and photographer at Carmel Bella Farm. Carmel Bella Farm originated in the coastal mountains of Carmel Valley, California, where we obtained our organic certification through the agriculture department of Monterey County. We are now working on a beautiful 10 acre farm in the panhandle of Idaho.
My love for gardening was instilled at a young age and has grown into a deep passion. I am continuously cultivating land on our farm: planting and growing multiple fruit, berry and nut trees, while tending to a large greenhouse. I build all of our garden spaces using recycled, foraged and donated materials while practicing eco-friendly, environmentally sustainable, gardening methods; preserving our land and keeping it free of pesticides, herbicides, chemicals and GMOs. It is a continual work in progress that we look forward to sharing with you in the near future.
At our farm, my main focus and sincere obsession is growing rare, indeterminate, heirloom tomato varieties and creating unique, homegrown vegetable and flower food art. I grow my produce from the highest quality seeds, selecting the most vibrant tomato varieties I can find. Each tomato is astonishing, flaunting every color of the rainbow and bursting with its own unique, delicious, complex flavor.
At Carmel Bella Farm, I hope to inspire you through my unique food photography, tantalize your taste buds through simple delicious recipes and spread my love and awareness of organic gardening tips and lifestyle techniques.
Let's support our bodies with high quality foods, harvesting an abundance of health and beauty, while making environmentally conscious choices, sharing our thoughts of organic awareness and and of course growing lots of heirloom tomatoes. Happy planting!
Places we've been:
Top Organic and Permaculture Farms On Instagram - Oct 23, 2020
Pictured in The Whole Seed Catalogue by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, 2017 Edition
Interview with Nourishing Pursuits under "Meet the Grower"
Incredible Harvest Art Has Put The Spotlight On This Organic Gardener