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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Hollister, CA 95024 6000 Frye Ln. Hollister, San Benito County, CA 80 miles Loam Well 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. Efren maintains healthy soil by using cover crops, compost and good crop rotations. Hand weeding and mechanical cultivation Crop rotation, cover crops, sticky traps, and beneficial insects 17 acres