July 2013 - David Martinez of Marz Farms
The Martinez Brothers, David, Audelio and Renato, have been growing berries since 1995. Taking the farm from 2 acres to over 2,000. These business partners got their start growing for Driscoll’s, but their farming “roots” go much deeper. Audelio and Renato herald from a farming family in Mexico, so tending the land has always been a part of their daily life.
Audelio and his brother Renato choose to grow for Driscoll’s because they treat their growers as partners and have the best interests at heart. Conventional and organic raspberries, strawberries and some blackberries and blueberries are planted at Marz Farms. Family is at the core of their farming operation. The entire family has worked together as a team to build the business: his father, his mother, his sister and four brothers. David believes that family unity is the secret to their success. The farm flourishes because they provide each other with love and support. When they are not out in the fields, you can find the Martinez Brothers caring for and riding horses. Horses are their passion and they find this pastime both enjoyable and relaxing.
Their farming philosophy is straightforward: treat all of your employees with respect, as if they are members of your own family. The Martinez Brothers are proud to work for Driscoll’s, since his way of doing business is also the Driscoll’s way.
Marz Farms Berries are a delicious addition to a healthy lifestyle, so be sure to try all of their great-tasting berries, and check out their website. Not only are they delicious, they are also an essential source of vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, and phytochemicals (phyto-nutrients), as well as sodium-free, cholesterol-free, fat-free and low in calories.
Marz Farms also grows: Strawberries, Blackberries, Blueberries.
Video – Art Shinn