Local Grow­ers

Fresh fruits and veg­eta­bles have a per­sonal and dis­tinc­tive place of ori­gin.

Inde­pen­dent & small scale fam­ily farms con­tribute to our regional abun­dance and land­scape with a wide vari­ety of fresh, peak of sea­son pro­duce.

Check out some of our notable farmer pro­files to see who’s grow­ing your food.

G & S Farms

G & S Farms

Emilio Ghig­geri planted the first sweet corn in Brent­wood in the 1940’s when the area was known pri­mar­ily for its pro­duc­tion of let­tuce, apri­cots, and mel­ons. The farm became G&S (Ghig­geri and Stonebarger) Farms in the 1980’s when Glenn Stonebarger, who is a 3rd year-​generation Brent­wood farmer, mar­ried Emilio’s daugh­ter, Jean­nie. Today, Brent­wood is famous for its sweet corn pro­duc­tion, par­tic­u­larly a vari­ety called Brent­wood Dia­monds, which G&S Farms was the first to grow in the 1990’s.

The farm­ing oper­a­tion con­tin­ues today under the man­age­ment of Glenn, with the help of his nephew, Joseph Ghig­geri, and two sons, Paul and Michael. G&S Farms is one of the few remain­ing farms in Brent­wood. As a fam­ily, G&S Farms is proud to be farm­ing all non-​GMO pro­duce. G&S Farm’s sta­ple prod­ucts con­sist of their Brent­wood Dia­mond Sweet Corn, as well as their Brent­wood Cher­ries. Among some of their other favorite crops to grow are onions, cher­ries, apples, and fresh mar­ket beans such as Blue Lake, French, Yel­low Wax, and Romano.