Have you ever wondered how Snip Chips and Brussel Bytes come to fruition?
It all starts with a single seed planted in the ground by Dick Peixoto and the Lakeside Organics team. Located in the beautiful Pajaro Valley of Northern California, Lakeside Organics is one of the pioneers of sustainable organic farming.
In the early days when Dick was still just a boy, Lakeside was a conventional farm using pesticides. This didn’t resonate with Dick and when he took over he slowly made the switch. In 1996 he shipped the first produce from the farm with an organic label on it. 4 years later, Lakeside became a 100% certified Organic farm and they’ve never looked back. While many organic farms are funded by conventional parent companies, Lakeside remains privately owned and much of the Peixoto family still works there in some capacity. Dick firmly believes his employees are his most valuable assets and many of them have been working there since the beginning of the farm and all have a 100% profit share in the company.
Farming is definitely a passion for Dick. When all his peers were playing sports, he would spend his free time following his dad around, soaking up every tidbit he could about what makes crops grow. By the time he was in high school he was completely committed to farming and knew that was his future. He continues to share his excitement for organic farming by contributing to the development of an organic and sustainable agriculture learning center for anyone who is interested in learning more.
Lakeside’s commitment to integrity and efforts to make the world a better place are why we are proud to partner with them and continue brining you Snip Chips and Brussel Bytes!