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Garrett and Stacie Gundermann took over Gundermann Acres in 2007. The farm was originally founded by Garrett’s father and grandfather 35 years ago. The 500-acre piece of land rests just south of Houston in Glen Flora, Texas and is where Garrett grows about 90 different varieties, including Napa Cabbage, Green and Red Cabbage, Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Daikon – all of which are certified organic. Gundermann Acres was one of the first farms in Texas to get certified organic, thanks to Garrett’s mom, Joan, who led the charge. Although Garrett’s parents wanted him to pursue other careers, farming was the only one he ever really enjoyed. He even got a degree in radiology but couldn’t stay away from the land. He hopes his two children will continue the farming tradition.
“I just love knowing that you can start with a seed the size of a sharpie point on a piece of paper and turn it into a big cauliflower; it’s the amazement of watching something grow.”
“If you don’t take care of soil, it’s not going to take care of you. It’s vital.”
Thoughts on Farmhand Organics Relationship:
“They honor their commitments and that means a lot. They have the same philosophy as us, starting out small and working our way up.” In 2017, Gundermann Acres suffered extreme loss due to a freeze in January and flooding from Hurricane Harvey in August. The Gundermanns received only $500 from the state in aid. In an effort to help them, Farmhand Organics donated a percentage of sales which Whole Foods Market matched for a total of $3,300 to help repair damage to their family’s farm.
Favorite Farmhand Product:
“They’re all good to me.”