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Gavel's Farm

People

Husband and wife Sergey and Tanya Gavelovskiy and their sons, Daniel and Mark

Farmland

25 greenhouses sit on 1 acre in Winters, about 70 miles to San Francisco

About

Sergey built his first greenhouse in 1999 in the republic of the Ukraine, where he grew vegetables for his family and community. Three months after starting out, he harvested his first cucumbers. Over the next 20 years, Sergey grew his farming operation into a sustainable business with the help of his wife, Tanya. They started growing a variety of vegetables in their greenhouses, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, and more. In 2015, Sergey and his family emigrated to Sacramento and continued to develop and improve their greenhouse system. Then in 2016, Sergey leased the Bruins Farm greenhouses and grew vegetables for local farmers markets. When the Bruins retired, the Gavelovsky family took over the leased greenhouses and now lives on the farm in Winters. 

Fun Fact

Gavel’s Farm uses organically certified fertilizers, such as chicken litter.

Location


Winters, California

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