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Strong Arm Farm

Strong Arm Farm is a half acre CCOF certified Organic farm located in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California.  Heidi Herrmann (sole proprietor) personally collects the Sonoma Coast Seaweed as well as grows specialty cut flowers.



Learn more about Strong Arm Farm by listening to these podcasts:

Delicious Revolution 

The Good Life Revival (starts at minute 7:40)

or check out this SF Chronicle feature article with video.


Meet the Farmer/Forager

                 Heidi Herrmann

Heidi began Strong Arm Farm in 2009.  Originally with a focus on mixed annual vegetables, now offering 2 main specialty crops: Seaweed and Tuberose.  Heidi is 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.  She teaches ‘Native Plants in Restoration’ focusing on habitat/mitigation plantings at Sonoma State University.  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 how Heidi can help you navigate the paperwork of getting

certified Organic with CCOF with original templates and experience.

Quoted in CCOF annual report, page 6.


Heidi is available for lectures and workshops on these topics:
  • ‘Seaweed: Ecology, Nutrition and Use’, a 45 min - 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" in the 2015 Greenhorn's Farmers' Almanac

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