- ABOUT GREEN THUMB ORGANICS FARMS -
Providing healthy, organic food for his community is at the heart of Rudy Jimenez’s mission as a farmer. Growing up in a farmworker family, he founded Green Thumb Organics, a four-acre certified organic farm in San Juan Bautista, California, to do just that.
In contrast to large-scale conventional farms in the area, Green Thumb Organics Farms sells produce direct to the public at farmers markets, like the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco, Via CUESA which has been instrumental in growing his farm business as well as Heart of The City Farmers Market.
- MEET YOUR FARMER -
Growing up in Salinas, Rudy was inspired by his father, who had been working on a conventional for 30 years. Rudy turned the wealth of experience from his dad and his entrepreneurship skills and funded Green Thumb Organics Farms in 2015.
Rudy made a decision to stay in agriculture, but to do it in a way that is align his values. He now runs Green Thumb Organics Farms, a four-acre certified organic farm in San Juan Bautista.
In addition Rudy gives back to his community by offering wellness and health educational workshops via Urban Arts Collaborative where Healthy food is the medium and the message, GTO integrate nutrition and wellness education, trips to his organic farm, and special workshops in creating living food mandalas to teach both care for self and stewardship of the land serving youth ages 13 to 24, formerly incarcerated youth, migrant youth, and parents, promote healthy eating habits, lift up food production and preparation as a form of artistic expression, and develop advocacy for environmental, economic, and social justice.
A 2nd Generation Farmer