Cole Anastassiou and Matthew Gregory have been leasing the six acres of farmland at Green Oaks Creek Farm since December 2016 and are excited to continue Green Oaks Creek's tradition of growing exceptionally high-quality, organic, and sustainably grown produce and flowers.
Although originally from the Upper Midwest, Cole has long called California home. While his interest in farming was originally sparked in Minnesota's Northwoods and was further cultivated while attending UC Davis, Cole first committed to a career in farming while working at Pie Ranch in Pescadero (which is the neighboring farm to Green Oaks Creek) in 2015. Cole is inspired to work towards creating a more just and sustainable food system that operates with more integrity for those who grow food and offers more accessibility for those who eat it. Cole is also inspired to work towards developing greater access to education as it pertains to organic and sustainable farming and therefore is excited to share his experience with anyone interested in learning more about growing food or our food system.
Matthew grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has long been dedicated to organic and sustainable farming, studying agriculture at UC Santa Cruz and completing an intensive apprenticeship at UC Santa Cruz's Center for Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems. Matt furthered his farming education and experience while working at Quail Hill Farm in New York in 2016. Matt is inspired to use his knowledge and expertise to craft a food system rooted in a sustainability and to grow exceptional and diverse fruits, vegetables, and flowers.