We have been working the land in Chester since the day we migrated from Puebla 15 years ago. In our beginnings, we worked as laborers for other vegetable ranches, while little by little we were building our dream of having our own ranch. 15 years ago it was a very distant dream, not only because of the amount of money needed but because we had no idea how to start building the foundations of that dream.
We continued to carry out our work steadily for many years, and one day a colleague told us that she had the contact of a lawyer who could give us a push to make that dream come true. From that moment we began to plan and set clear goals that would bring us closer to our own ranch, until Rise & Root Farm put us in touch with GrowNYC, they offered us technical assistance in business planning. And so in 2019 we carried out our dream, we started our ranch under the direction of grandpa, that’s why we’re called El Rancho del Abuelito, The Grandpa Farm.