Tessa & Robert Abbott/ Hilltop & Canyon Farms

Hilltop & Canyon Farms are Pioneers in the region’s avocado and lemon industry.Robert Abbott's Grandfather started  farming the same Carpinteria land in 1923. This family-run business now leases a couple of acres for row crops, which go straight to the markets—30 different types of field flowers, 10 kinds of beans, some eggplant, a few heirloom vegetables, odds and ends to keep it interesting. 

“Working as hard as we work, it is so rewarding to see people excited and wanting to try new food,” said Tessa. “Knowing who eats what you grow is cool!