The site of the former Vital Zuman organic farm is once again producing a wide variety of organic fruits, vegetables and honey, and just reopened its fresh produce stand to the public a couple of weeks ago. Now called “The Farm at Malibu,” the stand is currently featuring favorites like heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, just-picked figs and corn on the cob.
The new tenant on the property, Kerry Clasby, took over in September 2016 with the intent of operating as a farm-to-table enterprise. Known online as “The Intuitive Forager,” Clasby brings years of successful experience in organic farming and foraging. She is also co-partner on the Downtown 3rd Farmers Market in Las Vegas and leases farmland in Santa Paula.
Clasby supplies her personally grown and selected organic produce, including English peas, squash, herbs, onions, greens and even dragon fruit, to some of the biggest names in area restaurants: Soho House, Nobu, Bel-Air Hotel, Jean-Georges Beverly Hills, Waldorf Astoria-Beverly Hills, Bestia Los Angeles, Osteria Mozza and Manuela.
The former owner/tenant of the property, Alan Cunningham, whose family had owned the farm from 1954 to 2010, has known Clasby for a long time. Clasby explained he recommended her as the new tenant to owners Shelly and Donald Sterling, who had purchased the farm from Cunningham.
“Shelly has been a great partner,” Clasby added.
“Alan had the most beautiful attitude about welcoming the community on the farm,” Clasby described. “He did everything by hand. I used to buy from…
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