Posted on Sep 14, 2017
Chris Calkins is the President of Carltas Management, a real estate and floriculture management company, a long time leader in the floral industry. Chris Calkins is also President of CB Ranch Enterprises, which owns and operates the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch.
The North 40 Urban Farm will be a unique fully integrated food, beverage, and floral production, processing, distribution, and sales location set in a 43-acre farm in Carlsbad, adjacent to I-5. The unique blend of farm environment and urban convenience will provide an opportunity in more than 110,000 square feet of facilities accommodating the Wholesale Floral Trade Center, North 40 Marketplace, Culinary Center, Craft Microbreweries and Wineries for a select group of vendors, processors, and farmers. Tenant opportunities are available for Phase 1.
The project builds on the area’s historic agricultural uses and adds elements of education, tourism and culinary creativity. Unlike the previous location, the North Forty site will be open to the public. Guests will be able to sip a beer made on the site and flavored with hops grown there. Homegrown coffee, handmade cheeses and olive oil grown and pressed on the site will be sold. Opening is scheduled for 2019.
Website: North 40 - An Urban Farm Experience: