Avalos Farm

Efren Avalos has been farming for his entire life. He grew up farming in the state of Michoacan, Mexico, with his parents. He is a 4th generation farmer in his family.
After coming to California at the age of 17, he spent 12 years as a farm worker for a large strawberry company. In 1998 he founded Avalos Organic Farm on 4 acres of land near Hollister, CA. Since then, he has expanded to 17 acres, growing a broad selection of produce for markets and restaurants. When you see Efren at the market, he is always smiling.

As he says; “I love my job because I can bring this nice community a little bit of the good food that they deserve.” His family farm has been part of the community for more than 15 years.


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Markets:South Berkeley (Tuesday)Downtown Berkeley (Saturday)Season:
Year-RoundProduct: Peppers, corn, strawberries, melons, tomatoes, and diversified vegetables and herbsFarmer's Name: Efren AvalosMailing Address: P.O. Box 1252
Hollister, CA 95024Farm Location:
6000 Frye Ln. Hollister, San Benito County, CADistance From Berkeley:
80 milesSoil Type: LoamWater Source: WellAbout the Farm:
Efren Avalos owns and manages Avalos Farm. He is joined by 5 full-time and 6 seasonal employees during peak season, including some family members.Fertilizer: Efren maintains healthy soil by using cover crops, compost and good crop rotations.Weed Control: Hand weeding and mechanical cultivationPest Management: Crop rotation, cover crops, sticky traps, and beneficial insectsAcreage: 17 acres