Four Sisters Farm

Robin & Nancy Gammons

Four Sisters Farm was established in 1977 when Robin and Nancy Gammons purchased 5 acres of marginal pasture on a hillside in northern San Benito County. Both partners had experience in organic gardening, and they put these skills to good use on their small farm, using organic methods from the very beginning. Their first crop was one acre of cherry tomatoes, which they sold to the wholesale market. They planted a kiwi orchard in 1978, and eventually expanded into mixed vegetables and flowers and began direct marketing at farmers’ markets.

Robin & Nancy named the farm after their four daughters, Lucy, Jill, Dusty, and Prema, who have all consistently helped out on the farm. Farming organically has improved the soil tremendously on their 5 acres. Whereas they began with about 3 inches of loamy topsoil, they now have about 28 inches of topsoil! Robin and Nancy say, “We chose to farm so that we could have a simple life and live in peace. It’s a great life.”


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Markets:Downtown Berkeley (Saturday)Season:
Year-RoundProduct: Kiwifruit, avocados, herbs, flowers and vegetables, specializing in sorrel and other unusual greensFarmer's Name: Robin & Nancy GammonsMailing Address: 1431 Cole Rd.
Aromas, CA 95004
Email: mngammons@finestplanet.com
Phone: (831) 234-3847Farm Location:
Aromas, San Benito County, CADistance From Berkeley:
100 milesSoil Type: Sandy LoamWater Source: WellAbout the Farm:
Robin & Nancy Gammons own and manage Four Sisters Farm with full-time help from Antonio & Raul, brothers from Colima, Mexico who have been employed at Four Sisters Farm for 17 and 15 years respectively. Their cousin, Javier, joined the team as a full-time employee 2 years ago. Robin & Nancy’s daughters, Jill & Prema, work part-time on the farm along with Antonio’s wife, Lupe.Organic Certification: Certified Organic by CCOF since 1988Fertilizer: Compost and cover crops, tilling crops inWeed Control: Hand and mechanical cultivationPest Management: None needed — the healthy farm ecosystem self-regulates pestsAcreage: 5 acres