LITTLE FARm, BiG FAMILY
Following in the tradition of market gardeners, The Barrows Family started San Giovanni's Market Garden inspired by their great-grandfather Giovanni Marino, a long-time grower who embodied the heart of small farming. Inspiration and success is also due to Greg and Maria Barrows who laid the foundation for the market garden over the past decade.
We are grateful to our big family of small growers who have openly shared their practices and experience in growing food from the soil. Two modern market gardeners, Eliot Coleman and Jean-Martin Fortier, have instructed us in many of the farming practices we use on the farm. These growers, among many others, continue to influence and sustain our work by openly sharing their knowledge and experience of farming as they preserve and develop the tradition of market gardeners.
We are especially grateful to our big family of good-food-eaters, who continue to support and inspire our work on the farm. As we continue to grow, we hope to maintain the small-ness of our farm in order to keep it beautiful and locally-oriented, so as to ensure the production of healthy and tasty vegetables.
HOW WE FARM
At San Giovanni's, our mission is to grow the finest tasting vegetables using real organic farming practices passed down in the long tradition of small farmers.
Dedicated to the health of our vegetables and customers, we prefer to grow our vegetables in a living fertile soil attached to the earth. We use hand tools and living soil farming practices so as to tread lightly on the earth and cultivate a healthy soil, which in turn grows healthy and delicious vegetables, which then feed and sustain our customers.
Want to know more about who we are and how we farm? We are always happy to talk farming. Call or email us to schedule a time to come and see the farm and meet us! You can also come see us at one of the farmers' markets we attend.