Laguna Farm is a worker friendly family farm. We provide year-round employment which offers employees and their families security and stability. Our living wages are enhanced with entrepreneurial opportunities, worker-owned crops, access to marketing through our farm-store, and steep discounts on bulk produce. Field-workers, market sales staff, administrators, delivery drivers, produce packers and both owners all work side-by-side in the spirit of commodore.
Laguna Farm is owned and operated by Jennifer and Ignacio; two long-standing employees, co-workers and now business partners.
With over 18 years of experience farming along the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Ignacio, fondly known as “Nacho” masterfully manages a field-crew of six full-time workers. Planning the seeding, transplanting, weeding, and harvesting cycle of over 100 plant varieties, Nacho ensures a year-round harvest for over 450 CSA boxes, 5 farm markets, our farm store, several restaurants, a large wholesale account and numerous special orders. He has been known to offer growing advise and trouble shooting tips for our member’s own gardens. Proudly fathering his adult sons who work beside him, and adoring his young daughter, you will see the only match to Nacho’s brilliance is his kindness.
Jennifer’s political activism began when she supported her teacher’s union by participating in a student lead walk out of Santa Rosa Middle School. Empowered by DSCN4652the effectiveness of common cause, she furthered her activism at SRJC by lobbying congress, drafting pro-student, environment and immigrant legislation and unifying like-minded individuals. Upon becoming a parent, Jennifer’s focus turned toward nourishing foods, old-ways skills and the family farm. Through her co-ownership of Laguna Farm, Jennifer promotes social, environmental and food justice while raising her young son in a healthy and thriving environment.
“He felt with the force of a revelation that to throw up the clods of earth manfully is as beneficent as to revolutionize the world. It was not the matter of the work, but the mind that went into it, that counted — and the man who was not content to do small things well would leave great things undone.” Glasgow, Ellen