Strong Arm Farm

Strong Arm Farm is a 2.5 acre CCOF certified Organic farm and homestead, located in Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California.  We collect Sonoma Coast Seaweed as well as grow/sell perennials, medicinal herbs, vegetables and cut flowers.

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2016 Events

June 22 – August 10
Heidi teaches a class at Santa Rosa Junior College, SusAg 120 ‘Intro to Organic Gardening and Food Production’
8 Wednesdays, 8:00am-3:00pm

June 25
Fort Ross State Park, Seaweed lecture and foray
8:00am-1:00pm, $40

Strong Arm Farm at the Healdsburg Farmers MarketJuly 23
Forage SF Seaweed Harvest -foray, lecture and multi course seaweed themed meal

August 25 – November 3
Heidi teaches class at Santa Rosa Junior College, SusAg 160 ‘Direct Farm Marketing’

September 6 – 8
6th Annual National Heirloom Expo, Heidi will have an outdoor booth

About the Farmers

Heidi Herrmann
Heidi HerrmannHeidi began Strong Arm Farm in 2009.  Originally with a focus on vegetables, now offering an ever-expanding selection of specialty crops.  Heidi is also a Sustainable Agriculture Instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College, at their renowned Shone Farm facility.  She has an Ornamental Horticulture degree from Cal Poly University, with emphasis in pest management and nursery production, and a Master’s from Sonoma State University, thesis: Experiential Agriculture Education.  Running Strong Arm Farm is truly a ‘practice what you preach’ example.  Heidi is a strong-armed woman producing an array of beautiful and nutrient-dense delectables.

Need help with Organic Certification? Learn more about how Heidi can help you navigate the paperwork with original templates and experience.

She is available for lectures and workshops on these topics:

  • ‘Seaweed: Ecology, Nutrition and Use’, a 45-1.5 hour powerpoint slide show
  • Medicinal herbs: growing, harvesting and marketing
  • Cut flowers: selection, propagation and sales
  • Seeds: source, selection, propagation and collection
  • Integrated Pest Management for the garden and small farm

Published essay: “Ag’s White Truck”


Scott Knippelmeir
Scott Knippelmeir As our farm’s resident Soil Scientist, Scott maintains the basis for all that grows at Strong Arm Farm.  He is a licensed Certified Crop Advisor and Pest Control Advisor, serving farms and vineyards in our region.  He works full time as a vineyard manager for Oak Knoll Farming Corp., and is continually learning, researching, and experimenting with varied soil improvement techniques such as site-specific cover crop blends, no-till row management, and nutrient balancing for optimal results.  Originally from Nebraska, he is also a seasoned and academically trained musician, playing trombone in the Sonoma County based band Mr. December.

Strong Arm Farm