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Green Thumb Organics

Rudy Jimenez_Green Thumb Organics

People

Rudy Jimenez, along with 2 full-time and 4 part-time employees

Farmland

3 acres in Salinas, 108 miles from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Farm History

As a fourth-generation farmer, Rudy Jimenez has farming in his blood. Growing up in Salinas, Rudy was confronted with a choice by his father, who had been working on a conventional farm for 30 years: either go to school, or you are going to end up in the fields. Rudy made a decision to stay in agriculture, but to do it his own way. He now runs Green Thumb Organics, a three-acre certified organic farm in east Salinas, while offering health education programs for children of farmworkers in the area. Green Thumb Organics’ program offers healthy farm-fresh meals for the children who visit his farm. Green Thumb Organics is located on a plot at the Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA), a 100-acre training farm that creates economic opportunities for low-income and aspiring organic farmers.

Fun Fact

Rudy creates nature-based art and mentors youth, community organizers, and educators in food justice through the organization Urban Arts Collaborative.

Location


Salinas, California

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