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Fresh. Clean. Tasty.

Locally Sourced × Crafted with LovE

Sundial Farm is a family owned and operated business, providing local, healthy and sustainable vegetables to the Southern California area. 

 
 

Greenhouse grown and family-owned with state-of-the-art hydroponics systems, the organic and nutritious produce at Sundial Farms is as fresh, clean, and tasty as it gets.

Time FOR ORGANIC

 

FRESH   Our produce is "picked" with the roots still attached.  That means the plant is still growing and alive.  It can't get any fresher!

CLEAN means NO soil and
NO contaminates often found
in soil. Our greenhouses provide
the optimum year round climate, causing less stress on the plants.  With the Integrated Pest Management principles applied,
our plants have fewer pests.
(We cultivate "good" bugs to eat the "bad" bugs). 

TASTY  Our produce tastes great because they are grown
in a highly contained and highly sustainable environment.  The hydroponic system allows for optimum nutrient value and cleanliness for the best taste possible.

 

Phone

760.724.5000

 

Location

805 Mar Vista Drive
Vista, CA 92081

 

Hours

M-F 7:00a- 3:30p
Sat & Sun Closed

Organic Produce Varieties

We specialize in the production of the highest quality, organic leafy greens, including Arugula, Basil, Butter Leaf, Kale and Romaine.  Specialty varieties are also available on request, such as Tatsoi, Sorrel and Bok Choy.  

 

We are highly selective in our choice of seeds for their nutritional value and quality of flavor.  We use only ORGANIC, NON-GMO seeds from small seed companies.  Using our hydroponic growing systems, we nurture our produce to outstanding results.  Our “Living” Produce comes with the roots still attached; it can’t get any fresher than that.

Arugula

Living Arugula is spicy.  Our Arugula is a bright green, large, broad-leaf variety with a strong peppery flavor.  It will spark your palette with its bold, nutritious taste.   It is great as a salad or as an accent to a gourmet dish.

Living Arugula is spicy.  Our Arugula is a bright green, large, broad-leaf variety with a strong peppery flavor.  It will spark your palette with its bold, nutritious taste.   It is great as a salad or as an accent to a gourmet dish.

Basil

Living Italian Genovese Basil is strong in stature and rich in color.  This basil has long, lush leaves and a wonderful fragrance. Its authentic Italian flavor warms your taste buds and is ideal for creating traditional Basil Pesto.  It is also delicious in a salad, sauces or as a seasoning.

Living Italian Genovese Basil is strong in stature and rich in color.  This basil has long, lush leaves and a wonderful fragrance. Its authentic Italian flavor warms your taste buds and is ideal for creating traditional Basil Pesto.  It is also delicious in a salad, sauces or as a seasoning.

Butter Lettuce

Our living Butter Lettuce is everyone’s favorite.  The bouquet of curly loose leaves allow for maximum exposure to the sun that makes for maximum nutrition.  Its crisp leaves are perfect for lettuce wraps or as a main ingredient in a salad.  

Our living Butter Lettuce is everyone’s favorite.  The bouquet of curly loose leaves allow for maximum exposure to the sun that makes for maximum nutrition.  Its crisp leaves are perfect for lettuce wraps or as a main ingredient in a salad.  

Dino Kale

Our Dino Kale, also known as Black Kale, is selected for its extra-dark green leaves, which yield the highest nutritional value.  The techniques we use make this variety extra soft and tender, which can be enjoyed as the perfect kale for a raw salad. No kneading necessary.  When juiced or in a smoothie, our kale adds fantastic health benefits.  It is also versatile. Great cooked, baked, sautéed, or stir-fried.

Our Dino Kale, also known as Black Kale, is selected for its extra-dark green leaves, which yield the highest nutritional value.  The techniques we use make this variety extra soft and tender, which can be enjoyed as the perfect kale for a raw salad. No kneading necessary.  When juiced or in a smoothie, our kale adds fantastic health benefits.  It is also versatile. Great cooked, baked, sautéed, or stir-fried.

Red Romaine

Our Red-Leaf Romaine is nutrient-rich and flavorful. Its inner leaves are sweet and tender with red-bronze tips.  The leaves are narrowly shaped and have a crispy texture and buttery flavor.  It’s a favorite for creating beautiful, gourmet salads as well as the traditional Caesar salad.

Our Red-Leaf Romaine is nutrient-rich and flavorful. Its inner leaves are sweet and tender with red-bronze tips.  The leaves are narrowly shaped and have a crispy texture and buttery flavor.  It’s a favorite for creating beautiful, gourmet salads as well as the traditional Caesar salad.

Sorrel

Our French Sorrel is a popular flavoring in salads, soups, sauces, and especially with fish.  With its refreshing lemony taste, sorrel often substitutes for fresh lemon or arugula. 

Our French Sorrel is a popular flavoring in salads, soups, sauces, and especially with fish.  With its refreshing lemony taste, sorrel often substitutes for fresh lemon or arugula. 

Tatsoi

Tatsoi has its roots in Japan and here is known as “Asian Spinach” because of its similarity to familiar green.  Its teacup shaped, dark green leaves are tender, buttery and high in nutritional value.  Tatsoi is versatile and can be used in soups, salads and smoothies.

Tatsoi has its roots in Japan and here is known as “Asian Spinach” because of its similarity to familiar green.  Its teacup shaped, dark green leaves are tender, buttery and high in nutritional value.  Tatsoi is versatile and can be used in soups, salads and smoothies.

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WHERE WE SELL

FARMERS' MARKETS

Leucadia/Encinitas 
Farmers' Market and Art Fair

     Sunday: 10 am -2 pm
     Paul Ecke Elementary-185 Union St
             (cross street Vulcan)
     Encinitas, California 92024 Map
     Website: leucadiafarmersmarket.com

Vista Farmers' Market
     Saturday: 8 am - 1 pm
     Vista Courthouse Complex  
     825 South Melrose Drive
     Vista, California 92081 
     Website: vistafarmersmarket.com

Carlsbad Village Farmers' Market
     Wednesday: 3-7 pm (Summer), 
                            3-6 pm (Winter)
     State St. (Carlsbad Village Dr. & Grand)
     Carlsbad, CA  92008 
     Website: statestreetmarket.com

Temecula Farmers’ Market
   
Saturday:  8:30 am - 12:30 pm
    6th and Front Street in Old-Town
    Temecula, CA  92590
    Website:  localharvest.org

ARTISAN VENDORS

Basil Tops
 
 Website: basiltops.com 

   Annel and Drew’s Kitchen
    Website:  anneldrewskitchen.com

  Healthy Soul
     Website: healthy-soul.com

FARM STANDS

  La Costa Farm Stand
   
   1911 Saxony Drive
      Encinitas, CA

  The Farm Stand West
       2115 Miller Ave.
       Escondido, CA 92025

FOOD PURVEYORS

  Specialty Produce
        1929 Hancock St., Suite 150
        San Diego, CA 92110

JUICE AND SMOOTHIE BARS

   Choice Juicery    
       430 Carlsbad Village Dr.
       Carlsbad, CA 92008 

RANCH MARKETS

Carlsbad Ranch Market
       6118 Paseo Del North
       Carlsbad, CA 92011

  Daily Harvest Market
       
2342 Caringa Way, Unit D.
       Carlsbad, CA  92009
       shop@DailyHarvest.com

  Roma Market
     
1054 W. Valley Parkway
      Escondido, CA  92025
     Website:  romamarkets.com

CSA’s

Naturally To Your Door

Website: www.naturallytoyourdoor.com/

RESTAURANTS

 Argyle
      
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
      Carlsbad, CA  

  California Bistro
     
  Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
       Carlsbad, CA   

  Ocean Pool Bar and Grill
      
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
      Carlsbad, CA


Peace Pies
      
133 Daphne St. Encinitas, CA  92024
      Carlsbad, CA


  Solace Resturant
   
 25 East E Street
     Encinitas, CA  92024

  Thai Society
      1070 N. El Camino Real
      Encinitas, CA 92024

  Vivace
       
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
       Carlsbad, CA

Family Story

 

Sundial Farm began as an idea to grow fresh, healthy produce in our family-owned orchid nursery in north San Diego.  We chose hydroponic growing methods because of the imperative need for water conservation in Southern California.  We concluded that growing hydroponic vegetables in our greenhouses fulfilled both our highest production needs, and our deep-rooted commitment to good food with low water use and little impact on the environment.

 

As a family business, we take pride in our endeavor to grow beautiful and delicious produce.  Our mission is to, “Give the community clean greens while keeping our beautiful community clean and green.” 

Sean Keany heads up Sundial Farm and wears many hats as any small business owner.  Sean is very hands-on and is involved in every aspect of the greenhouse, from growing the vegetables to growing the business.  He has a love for painting and has earned an art degree from University of California, Santa Barbara.  Sean has set up an art studio in one greenhouse to peruse this creative outlet. Growing up in the beach community of Carlsbad, Sean also loves to surf and practice yoga.

Sean Keany heads up Sundial Farm and wears many hats as any small business owner.  Sean is very hands-on and is involved in every aspect of the greenhouse, from growing the vegetables to growing the business.  He has a love for painting and has earned an art degree from University of California, Santa Barbara.  Sean has set up an art studio in one greenhouse to peruse this creative outlet. Growing up in the beach community of Carlsbad, Sean also loves to surf and practice yoga.

Laura and Dennis Keany have owned and operated South Coast Orchids for over 30 years and now are contributing their vast farming knowledge to Sundial Farm. Laura is a breast cancer survivor since 2011. Her passion for this business is fueled from her belief that we need to keep our food and environment clean from chemicals and pesticides. Both Dennis and Laura have art degrees and enjoy living by the beach and a healthy life style including yoga, gardening, walking and eating well.

Laura and Dennis Keany have owned and operated South Coast Orchids for over 30 years and now are contributing their vast farming knowledge to Sundial Farm. Laura is a
breast cancer survivor since 2011. Her passion for this business is fueled from her belief that we need to keep our food and environment clean from chemicals and pesticides. Both Dennis and Laura have art degrees and enjoy living by the beach and a healthy life style including yoga, gardening, walking and eating well.

Tarek Hijazi joined Sundial Farm in 2012 to assist with all facets of the greenhouse operations.  His combined knowledge of Systems Management and Regulatory Affairs provide Sundial Farm the know-how to implement effective growing methods to produce an organic, environmentally healthy harvest. A graduate from the University of Arizona in Finance, Tarek enjoys speaking multiple languages, meeting new people and exploring sustainable growing techniques. When Tarek is not talking to the plants he can be found playing soccer or hanging with his Velcro Vizsla, “Rua”.

Tarek Hijazi joined Sundial Farm in 2012 to assist with all facets of the greenhouse operations.  His combined knowledge of Systems Management and Regulatory Affairs provide Sundial Farm the know-how to implement effective growing methods to produce an organic, environmentally healthy harvest. A graduate from the University of Arizona in Finance, Tarek enjoys speaking multiple languages, meeting new people and exploring sustainable growing techniques. When Tarek is not talking to the plants he can be found playing soccer or hanging with his Velcro Vizsla, “Rua”.