When the pandemic hit, David Blume already had his hands full directing Whiskey Hill Farms’ time-honored practice of organic and regenerative agriculture and its sister enterprise Monterey Bay Renewable Fuels 1, exporting biorefineries around the world.
He never planned on getting into the sanitizer business.
But unprecedented times inspire innovation. And suddenly Whiskey Hill is home to an unprecedented operation that’s making unique 100% organic sanitizers for hands and surfaces under the label BlumesOrganics™.
Whiskey Hill Farms is a 14-acre wonderland on Calabasas Road in Watsonville that integrates all sorts of clever permaculture practices: Pipes that pass beneath compost piles heat five glass greenhouses; cultivated habitat encourages frogs to make the farm home and manage bugs without chemicals; carbon dioxide from distilling alcohol for fuel vents into the greenhouses to … Read More