Javier Zamora purchased the 195 acre Triple M Farm in Aromas, CA. JSM Organics is currently farming on 50 leased acres. Triple M Farm creates an asset for Javier’s business, a home for his family and plots of land that he leases to aspiring farmers. Javier will transition all production to the new property in 2018, and plans to increase annual revenue by 30%.
Markegard Family Grass-Fed
La Granjita Organics
Victor Cortés loves to introduce consumers to lesser known products, but was having a difficult time finding a sales outlet for one of his most unique crops, Mexican sour gherkins. La Granjita and Kitchen Table Advisors connected with Earl’s Organic, who was not only interested in purchasing La Granjita’s gherkins, but so excited about the uniqueness of the product they decided to purchase directly from Victor.
Fifth Crow Farm
Through an ongoing partnership between Kitchen Table Advisors and CUESA, Fifth Crow Farm owners Teresa, John and Mike secured a spot at the ever-popular Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market. The opportunity generates thousands of dollars in additional revenue each week for the farm and increases exposure within the San Francisco market.
Photo credit: Jonathan Fong
Bertha Magaña and her husband Heriberto received a loan to support with operating costs related to their recent land purchase. Exceptional rains during 2017 severely impacted their strawberry production and budgeted revenue. The loan was restructured and, along with an additional loan, gave Bertha and Heriberto some breathing room to recover production towards the end of the year and purchase supplies to planting next year’s harvest.
Root Down Farm
In 2017, Dede Boies received her first business loan. The Farm Service Agency funds provided Dede with the financial resources to purchase equipment and working capital to help manage cash flow during months of low sales and high production costs.