Address: 90 Marvin Ave Los Altos, CA 94022
The 10 year old coop currently houses four spoiled hens: 7 year old Lily, and 2 year old Caramel – Americanas, 1 year old Snowflake – Light Brahma, and 1 year old Roxy – Barred Rock. The girls have free range of the yard during the winter months when the garden is not planted and are fed fresh produce from the garden when they are confined to their run. We love our ladies so much that we even performed surgery in our kitchen on one of our hens after she developed an impacted crop. It’s true that super glue and sewing thread can be used to close a wound! She lived another 2 years confirming our surgical skill! To help protect our spoiled laying ladies, the garden surrounding the coop is patrolled by Blackie, our barn cat, whose primary function is to keep the rats out of the coop and the squirrels out of the garden and compost bin. Blackie was adopted from the Humane Society’s Working Cat adoption program.
The Kasso Coop was built by three generations of Kasso’s (son, father and grandfather), and is attached to a large shed where we harvest rainwater and store it in barrels. The rainwater is used to water the vegetable garden during dry periods in the winter months.
The Kasso Coop is just one part of our urban farm. For several years we have grown giant pumpkins in our front yard, bringing them to Half Moon Bay for competition. We have four giants on two vines ranging from 200-600 pound each. Next to the pumpkin patch is a small vineyard. We harvested the grapes on Sept. 2 this year and will bottle the Zinfandel around this time next year. The property also houses two bee hives and we will happily give out samples of our delicious honey during the tour.