Very Mulberry


Anil Godhwani, Luis De la Garza, and Julie Craft, along with about 100 full- and part-time employees


90 acres in Brentwood, about 55 miles from San Francisco


Anil has been interested in fruits, vegetables, and the outdoors since he was a kid. He grew up visiting the outdoor Subzi Mandi (vegetable market) in Delhi, India, with his dad. Since immigrating to the United States 30 years ago, he’s always found his way to farmers markets, but noticed a few things were harder to find, like mulberries. In the early 2000s, he planted a few trees in his backyard and shared the fruits with friends and family. After noticing how mulberries ignited a nostalgic fondness for so many, he was motivated to grow them on a larger scale. He teamed up with his brother, Gautam, and friend, Smita Sadana, and together they started Habitera Farms in Brentwood and created the brand Very Mulberry. The farm hosts a popular U-pick in May and June.