Twin Girl Farms

Type:Farmer
Phone:559-528-0180
Email:twngrlfarm@aol.com
Contact: P.O. Box 59
Yettem, CA  93670
People:

Ignacio (Nacho) and Casamira Sanchez and daughters, Christyna, Serena, and Savannah, along with 25 full-time and 16 part-time or 8 seasonal employees

Bio:

Twin Girl Farms grows a large variety of organic fruits which allows them to have a year-round harvest.

Land:

518 acres on 14 plots of land in Fresno and Tulare counties

History:

Nacho Sanchez graduated from Fresno State with a B.S. in agriculture. In 1989, he bought a 6-acre orchard with his wife Casamira which they farmed in their spare time. By 1993, Nacho had acquired over 150 acres and was farming full time. Nacho and Casamira feel good knowing that workers can pick fruit and customers can enjoy it without worrying about pesticide residues. Any fruit the Sanchezes don’t sell is incorporated back into their soil.

Pest Management:

Release of beneficials (aphytis & snails) and creating a habitat for beneficials. Use of organic pesticides such as oils, sulfur, and copper for peach leaf curl. Selection of root stock that is resistant to phytophera.

Soil:

Crop stubble is used to build the soil.

Water Use:

Furrow and drip irrigation using well-water and irrigation-district water.

Weed Control:

Hand hoeing with machete, machine disking, plowing, tilling, and mowing.

Credits:*Originally published by CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture)