Founder & Owner
Hello! My name is Wendy Marchant Kammermann, and I chose to raise animals on pasture 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 utmost care.
Before I started Harvest Gathering Farm in late 2015, I managed farmers markets in Southern California In 2012, a friend and I opened a Farmers Market in East Ventura. I named it, “The Harvest Gathering Farmers Market" because I love the idea of bringing communities together to enjoy the bountiful harvest of our local farmers.
My four children and I have had many health challenges, so we decided to make some changes to our diet. We are continually healing through food. Everyone that works with me at Harvest Gathering Farm are my friends and family. I find that people who have "gathered” to support me have my back and are passionate about my purpose.
Currently we are blessed to share space with our partner farms to pasture raise our animals until we raise enough to house our animals in one location. For now, co-op farm sharing is working great! We have the best people on our team, and we are so grateful to continue to learn from incredibly experienced farmers like the intuitive farmer from Argentina, Jeronimo Alonso-Brown. I call him the farm whisperer!
Our animals live in orchards with moveable shelters and solar powered electric fencing. They are moved after they have eaten (bugs and greens) and fertilized the orchards naturally with their manure. Due to the lack of soil richness here in California, we supplement them with leftover produce from the farmers markets and feed from Freedom Feeds (no GMO, no corn, no soy feed).
After I started the business, I was told by a family member on my maternal side that the Kammermanns raised livestock in the late 1800s in Guiggesburg, Switzerland! They pasture raised their animals on the rolling hills of their farm property until they migrated to Forrest, Illinois in the early 1900s. They later opened a butcher shop named, "Kammermann Brothers Butcher Shop." After going through many hard times in my business this really helped me gather the courage to continue. I am also blessed with the help of many people on my team.
Thank you for supporting my business! I make myself available to customers to the best of my ability. Feel free to contact us with any questions! Many blessings from my Harvest Gathering Family to yours! It is an honor to nourish you and your families.