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Glashoff Farms

People

Larry and Maria Glashoff and their three children, along with 2 full-time employees and extended family help with farmers markets throughout the year.

Farmland

83 acres in Fairfield, about 50 miles from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Farm History

Larry started growing boysenberries in 4H when he was 12 years old. Larry and Maria are dedicated to maintaining and improving their small family farm, and both hold off-farm jobs; Larry works at a wholesale nursery and Maria at a dental office. All of Glashoff’s preserves, jellies, juices, and walnut oil are made by hand from their farm products. They also host weddings and special events at the farm throughout the year.

Certification

None

Soil

The Glashoffs use synthetic fertilizers to maintain soil fertility.

Water Use

Drip, flood and sprinkler irrigation.

Pest Management

They remove some pests and weeds by hand and apply synthetic pesticides and herbicides to the remaining.

Fun Fact

The Glashoff family has been farming in the Suisun Valley for more than 100 years.

Location


Fairfield, California

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