This is truly a special place. The beauty of the bay and abundance of wildlife all around us is something that fascinates me every day. I love it when the tide goes out and I can see large flocks of Sandpipers at the edge of the water eating the invertebrates that are left behind from the retreating sea. With their grey feathers and long curved beaks they feast at the edge of the water. In the evening I have seen deer, silver foxes and bobcats. The creek that runs through the property is home to the endangered Red-Legged Frog which is also the name of our house-made hot sauce that we also bottle and sell to the public. While the frog is listed as endangered they seem to be thriving here at Nick’s Cove. They especially seem to like making the trip from the creek up the hill to the greenhouse at The Croft. In the greenhouse we grow the micro greens that chef Austin Perkins uses as a garnish on many dishes. Currently the greenhouse is full of vegetable starts to be planted in the garden. Heirloom tomatoes, peppers and squash are just a few of the vegetables that the farm will supply the kitchen for the guests to enjoy. Next to the greenhouse is our chicken coop where our girls supply many of our eggs. I was giving a new employee a tour of the farm the other day and the farm manager had let the chickens out to forage through the garden. The chickens see us approaching and run toward us. I am guessing that they thought that we might have food. They ran right up to our feet and even allowed us to pet them. As I write this the sun is shining and ducks are floating on the bay. It is hard to believe that a place as peaceful as this still exists amid the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area.