Curtis and Priscilla Lucero and 6 seasonal employees
20 acres in Galt, Sacramento County about 90 miles to San Francisco
Curtis’ father, Ben Lucero, started his first organic farm in the 1960s, and when the farmers market movement took off in the early 1990s, Ben’s efforts started to pay off. In 2006, Ben’s eldest son, Curtis, retired from the Army as a Military Police Non-Commissioned Officer with 20 years of Active Duty, and returned to help run the family farm. His wife, Priscilla ran a licensed daycare and preschool on the farm from 2009-2018. Ben and his wife, Karen, retired from farming in 2018. Curtis and Priscilla purchased a 20-acre ranch in Galt, where they are creating a sustainable, biodiverse farm that encompasses the entire ecosystem. To maintain soil fertility, they rotate crops, plant cover crops, and apply compost.