Meet the Farmers
Meet the Farmer - Suzuki Farm
Sep 14, 2023
How one farmer’s mission to grow Japanese produce in the United States, became one of the most renowned Japanese Farms in the Eastern US.
Russian River Organics - Dave Pew
Jul 12, 2021
Dave’s trajectory has a few consistent themes: he’s always been into gardening, has participated in co-ops and had an affinity for nature. He’s smart, diligent and involved. In Sonoma, residents are dialed in to one of the best agricultural areas of the world and Dave has worked hard to build a farm business that is an integral part of this community. Dave’s participation in FEED Sonoma reflects his hopeful future as a farmer, small business owner and activist.
The Culinary Gardener - Evan Chender
Jun 18, 2021
There is no doubt that Evan is madly in love with food. He cut his teeth working in some of the world’s most renowned kitchens and small farms. He obtained a degree in Sustainable Agriculture and has sought to cultivate a relationship with food from all angles and approaches. Since he was a young boy, he has sought a deep understanding and connection with the food lifespan, from planting to plating.
Spade & Plow Organics - Sam Thorp
Apr 6, 2021
Born from a desire to connect consumers to the best tasting organic fruit and vegetable varieties, and a calling to preserve farmland in the South Bay Community, Mike Thorp and his two sons, Nick and Sam started Spade & Plow Organics on 10 acres in San Martin.
Swank Farms - Dick Swank
Mar 12, 2021
Nestled in the fertile Central Valley of California, Swank Farms is a working farm renowned not only for its high quality produce, but also for its array of year-round activities and offerings. Owned and operated by Dick and Bonnie Swank, Swank Farms is Hollister's top agrotourism destination and known as the go-to pumpkin patch in the area, attracting visitors from far beyond San Benito County each year.