Mr. G’s Organic Produce

By July 27, 2017Meet the Farmers

Gary and Natasya Gundersen own and operate their 2-acre farm – Mr. G’s Organic Produce – in unincorporated Jacona, about 20 miles north of Santa Fe. They started farming their land about 15 years ago and have been fulltime farmers in New Mexico ever since (they previously farmed 12 acres in Kauai, where they grew ginger). Gary caught the farming bug while he was a student at the University of California – Santa Cruz working in the Farm and Garden Project as part of the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. The Farm and Garden Project discovers environmentally and socially sound methods to produce and distribute crops.

Natasya Gundersen’s favorite crop to grow is lettuce.

When Gary and Natasya started farming, they felt they had to teach customers about organic growing methods, but now the consumer is more educated and enthusiastically supports organic farming. The Gundersens are big advocates of using the Biodynamic French Intensive method of farming and want people to know you can grow large amounts of food on small amounts of land.

What They Grow

The farm produces a variety of greens, lettuce, salad mix, peppers, eggplants, beans, squash, peas, specialty tomatoes, root vegetables, Japanese cucumbers, eggplant, and sunflowers.

Natasya’s favorite food to grow is lettuce.

Favorite Food to Grow

Natasya’s favorite food to grow is lettuce, and the demand for the crisp greens reflects her dedication.

Where They Sell

Mr. G’s Organic Produce is available at the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and the Los Alamos Farmers’ Market on Thursdays.

Contact Information

You can email the Gundersen’s with questions.

3 Comments

  • Lerin Ramsay says:

    I met Tash and Gary when they moved to Santa Fe 15 years ago and have been inspired by their vision and work ethic. It is truly a pleasure to know them!

  • Fabian Trujillo says:

    Hi, we are looking for bulk fresh tomatoes for canning. Do you sell them? If not, do you know where we can buy them?

    Warm Regards

    Fabian Trujillo
    505-660-5180

    • Christina says:

      Hi Fabian. Our website represents New Mexico’s 75+ farmers’ markets, farm stands, mobile markets, and more. To find an outlet near you, and to contact each outlet to ask if they have tomatoes (and soon tomatoes will be almost everywhere), head to our market locator here: http://farmersmarketsnm.org/find-a-market/ (Be sure to ask farmers’ for their “seconds” tomatoes; these are good tomatoes that are used more for canning since they may be deformed or otherwise, which don’t sell well, but still taste delicious!)

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