Husband and wife Sergii and Tanya Gavelovskiy and their sons, Daniel and Mark
25 greenhouses sit on 1 acre in Winters, about 70 miles to San Francisco
Sergii built his first greenhouse in 1999 in the republic of the Ukraine, where he grew vegetables for his family and community. Three months after starting out, he harvested his first cucumbers. Over the next 20 years, Sergii grew his farming operation into a sustainable business with the help of his wife, Tanya. They started growing a variety of vegetables in their greenhouses, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, and more. In 2015, Sergii and his family emigrated to Sacramento and continued to develop and improve their greenhouse system. Then in 2016, Sergii leased the Bruins Farm greenhouses and grew vegetables for local farmers markets. When the Bruins retired, the Gavelovsky family took over the leased greenhouses and now lives on the farm in Winters.