Larry Jacobs and Sandra Belin, founders of organic Jacobs Farms and Del Cabo, are winners of the 2009 "Sustie" for their role in promoting sustainable agriculture.

The award has been given by Ecological Farming Association since 1988.

"Larry Jacobs and Sandra Belin have demonstrated long-term, significant contributions to the well-being of the agricultural profession and the ecological health of the planet," said Kristin Rosenow, Executive Director of EcoFarm, in a news release.

Jacobs and Belin founded Jacobs Farm as an organic farm in Pescadero, Calif., in 1980, and the couple created the Del Cabo organic growers association in Baja California six years later, according to the association.