Jordan Gatto studied farming and gardening at the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. He began farming on his own in 2003 after working for a number of organic farmers. As a Northern California farmer with a short season, Jordan has found that it is it is hard to compete in the fresh vegetable market. This fact, combined with a love of cooking, led Jordan to explore adding value to his fresh vegetables through processing. Over time, he honed in on tomato juice and tomato sauce as workable value-added products for the farmers’ market.
The goal at Gattonelli is to produce the purest, healthiest, and most flavorful products available. To Jordan, “pure” means that he grows the ingredients he uses himself. “Healthy” means that he adds no salt or sugar. The flavor of his products is “summer,” and he works hard to capture that summer freshness in every bottle.
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Covelo, CA, CA 95428 Covelo, Mendocino County, CA 185 miles Heavy clay Well Jordan Gatto owns and operates the farm. He hires 1 seasonal employee at peak. Charles Gatto, Jordan’s father, works on market sales. CCOF certified since 2013 Pelletized compost and manure Tractor, by hand Hand picking squash bugs, crop rotation 40 acres