Everyone’s Harvest Market Days: Tuesdays in Salinas
Produce: See Splendor Salad – Ledesma Farm Seasonal Produce Chart
Farmland: 20 acres in Hollister and Gustine, CA
People: Javier Ledesma owns and operates the farm. He is originally from Valle de Santiago Guanajuato, Mexico and learned how to grow salad greens. He now grows a variety of vegetables and fruits.
Certification: Certified Producer in San Benito County
Farm History: Ledesma’s family roots are in Guanajuato, Mexico, in Valle de Santiago. The family came to the United States without much, but with the help of the Agriculture and Land Based Training Association (ALBA) they were able to start a small organic business.
Pest Management: Glue traps are used to trap pests.
Weed Control: Weeds are removed by hand.
Personal Note: Their business is all family-owned.
What motivates you to do this work? The family believes organic farming is a less dangerous profession for their family – farming is natural, good for the environment and provides fair wages for small businesses.
To Contact: 209-854-3999