Massa Organics is a 4th generation family farm located along the Sacramento River. Greg’s great-grandfather, Manuel Fonesca, began rice farming in 1916. Greg’s father took over the family business in 1962, at the height of the “green revolution”.
Greg & Raquel Massa returned to the farm in 1997 with a different vision. As biologists who had worked for several years as tropical ecologists in Costa Rica, they wanted to make stewardship of natural resources central to their practices. Greg’s goal is to pair the technological and mechanical innovations of his father’s farm with environmentally positive practices. As he states on their website, “The water that leaves our land needs to be cleaner than when it arrived, the soil needs to be improving every year, and we must share our land and harvests with wildlife.”
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Hamilton City, CA 95951
http://www.massaorganics.comHamilton City, CA 156 miles Sandy clay loam Groundwater Family farm owned and managed by Greg & Raquel Massa, in partnership with Greg’s parents Manuel and Mary Beth. They employ 1 year-round employee. CCOF organic certified since 2002 Cover crops, manure Sheep grazing, pigs, water control, crop rotation Cover crops, hedgerows 221 acres