Ground Stew Farms Farmland 6 acres in Castroville, about 104 miles from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Ground Stew Farms was founded by Sergio Jimenez, and Nicholas Ayala took over the operation in February 2018 after the two met at the Ecological Farming Conference. Prior to Ground Stew Farms, Nicholas worked in accounting for 6 years, and then moved to Salinas to pursue agriculture by completing the Agriculture & Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) program. Nick was inspired by YouTube videos from Jean-Martin Fortier and Curtis Stone because they made farming sound accessible for those with little experience or resources. Nick has felt rewarded and proud to sell his organic produce at farmers markets. At the end of his market days, Nick donates any leftover produce to Food Runners and the Alameda Community Food Bank.
Certification Certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers
Ken’s Top Notch Produce Reedley, CA Certified Organic In 1992 Ken Lee purchased 20 acres of land after leaving the world of engineering behind to return to his farming roots. In the 25 years since, his farm has grown into a 250 acre certified organic orchard. Ken takes great pride in farming in the safest and most environmentally friendly way possible and loves making people happy with his beautiful organic produce.
Farming with pride and integrity, his operation consist of 10 locations and is located in Reedley, CA which is 20 min south east of Fresno, below the foothills of the sequoia national forest.