My name is Wendy Marchant Kammermann and I chose to raise animals on pasture and in certified organic pastures here in California because like many of you, I was concerned about where our food was coming from. Very importantly, we are raising animals free from GMO, Soy and Corn. We do things holistically and with the up most conscience and care. Before I started Harvest Gathering Farm in late 2015, I had managed Farmers Market’s here in Southern California and owned a farmers market in East Ventura, I called “The Harvest Gathering Farmer’s Market” I named it that because I love the idea of bringing a community together to enjoy the local bounty and harvest of our farmers. It is now the ongoing “East Ventura Farmer’s Market” that my friend and I opened in 2012. I have 4 children and have had many health challenges, so we made some changes and are continually healing through food. Everyone that works with me at Harvest Gathering Farm are my friends and family. I find that those ‘gathered” people in my life support me the most, have my back and are passionate about my purpose.
Currently we are blessed to share space at a couple farms to pasture raise our animals till we save enough to have our own farm. For now, this co-op farm sharing is working great! We have the best people helping us and we are so grateful to continue to learn from incredibly experienced farmers. Our animals live in orchards with moveable shelters and solar powered electric fencing. We move them after they've eaten the bugs and greens along with fertilizing the orchards naturally with their manure. Because the soil isn't rich enough here in California, we supplement them with left over Organic produce from the farmers markets and a feed from Freedom Feeds which is a NO GMO, No Corn, No Soy feed. I have the best people helping me, including a incredibly intuitive farmer from Argentina, Jeronimo Alonso-Brown. I call him the farm whisperer! After I started the business, I found out through a KAMMERMANN family member on my mom’s side of the family that the Kammermann’s raised livestock in the late 1800’s in Guiggesburg, Switzerland!!! They pasture raised their animals on the rolling hills on their farm property and migrated to Forrest Illinois in the early 1900”s to open a butcher shop called, Kammermann Brothers Butcher shop. I immediately felt a connection and after going through many hard times in my business since I started, this really helped me gather the courage to continue. I am blessed with many others whom you have met that are helping me at the farmers markets. Thank you for supporting me, I try to make myself available to my customers if I can, personally. You will find me at the Westlake Village Farmers Market every Sunday with Francisco, along with the both of us doing the LA/Westside Delivery every other friday. Many Blessings from my Harvest Gathering Family to yours!
Wendy, Jeronimo, Erin, Francisco, Shane, Lorne, Gabi, Breeze, Justin, Cole, Kali and Nayeli.
We feel it an honor to nourish you and your families !
Find us on Facebook and Instagram and give us a "Like" to follow all our updates, pictures and journey. When you checkout, select the Farmer's Market you'll be visiting under DELIVERY OPTIONS.
You will find us at these Farmers Markets Weekly:
Thursday 4pm-7pm South Pasadena Farmers Market
Saturday 8:30 to 12:30 pm Old Newhall Farmers Market
Sunday 10am-2pm Westlake Village Farmers Market
Sunday 10am-2pm Brentwood Farmers Market (Los Angeles)
HOW TO PAY IN PERSON (***STRONGLY RECOMMENDED AND PREFERRED***)
We look forward to seeing you soon! When checking out, enter promo code PICKUP for deferred payment, your order total will then display as $0 and you will see a note for deferred payment. Then, enter your email, street address, and select your DELIVERY OPTION. IMPORTANT: You will NOT need to enter card payment information, but you will still need to enter a billing address. This method is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED AND PREFERRED to online payment as most final prices will fluctuate based on weight.
Delivery is generally every other Friday afternoon to limited locations. Select your DELIVERY OPTION in checkout.