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Thomas Hill Organics highlights the farmers behind the food 

Thomas Hill Organics

Left to right: Harvesting honeycombs from Loo Loo Farms, Bill Spencer from Windrose Farms,
Bautista Farms.

If Thomas Hill Organics Bistro & Wine Bar had a motto, it would be diversity, diversity, diversity. Over the years, the Paso Robles eatery has carved itself a niche for fresh flavors and bold dishes with organic ingredients sourced from a wide variety of local purveyors. Most of the ingredients the Thomas Hill Organics team uses – from produce to grains, proteins to dairy – originates just minutes from the kitchen.

“Most of the success we’ve experienced at Thomas Hill Organics can be traced back to the quality and diversity of our ingredients,” said owner Debbie Thomas, who opened the restaurant in 2009. “Our farmers are the heroes of our story.”

Lately, this network of farmers has been behind not only THO’s celebrated cuisine but their cocktails, too, with drinks featuring locally-grown Cara Cara oranges, lavender, and ginger. So, who are some of the faces behind each dish and cocktail at Thomas Hill Organics?

Loo Loo Farms, Paso Robles
“Every week for the past year, Zina and Seth have been delivering their beautiful, organic produce to our door. We especially love their baby Chioggia beets, mixed kale (Premier, Black Russian and Curly varieties) and sunflower sprouts.”

PC Cattle, San Luis Obispo
“Owned by Pete Cramer, PC Cattle is ground-fed beef at its best.”

Windrose Farms, Paso Robles
“We’ve been buying from Bill and Barbara Spencer for years. They provide us with a huge array of local organic food, and deliver weekly with a big heart and a big smile.”

Bautista Farms, Arroyo Grande
“Manuel and Apolonia sell at farmer’s markets across the county and provide us with beets green, peas and other seasonal items throughout the year.”

Domingo Farms, Arroyo Grande
“Also an avid farmer’s market seller, Rudy Domingo provides us with an array of greens including cilantro, arugula, Bok choy and much more.”

Galve Family Farmers, Selma
Maria Galve is a generous soul, providing us with onions, ginger, Cara Cara oranges, potatoes and dried fruit, among other things.”

For more information on THO’s purveyors, including videos on why they are selected and how their bounty is featured at the bistro and bar, please visit To watch select videos on the purveyors mentioned above and other Thomas Hill Organics suppliers visit their Youtube channel.


About the author: Publisher Scott Brennan

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