AVALOS ORGANIC FARMS
FARMER NAME: EFREN AVALOS
FARM LOCATION: HOLLISTER, CA
Efren was born and raised in Michoacán, Mexico along with 9 brothers and sisters. The youngest of all the siblings, Efren was also the only one in the family to immigrate to the United States. He spent a large part of this his first years working on farms, and then later was introduce to ALBA, The Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association, which provided him with education and training to transition into becoming an organic farmer.
More than a decade has passed since, and Efren is now an established organic farmer facing many of the obstacles which other small farmers face -- his biggest difficulty is finding new markets for his produce. Despite the usual setbacks, Efren farms sustainably because he simply believes that is the best way to farm. He can tell you all about why we should all practice sustainable farming, but in the end he, “really just likes everything about it”.