Third generation farmers, quality since the beginning
Ghiggeri & Stonebarger Farms
Emilio Ghiggeri planted the first sweet corn in Brentwood in the 1940’s when the area was known primarily for its production of lettuce, apricots, and melons. The farm became G&S (Ghiggeri and Stonebarger) Farms in the 1980’s when Glenn Stonebarger, who is a 3rd year-generation Brentwood farmer, married Emilio’s daughter, Jeannie. Today, Brentwood is famous for its sweet corn production, particularly a variety called Brentwood Diamonds, which G&S Farms was the first to grow in the 1990’s. As suburban development has expanded deeper into Brentwood, a city only 55 miles from San Francisco, G&S Farms has remained a pillar of the regional agricultural community.
The farming operation continues today under the management of Glenn, with the help of his nephew, Joseph Ghiggeri, and two sons, Paul and Michael. As a family, G&S Farms is proud to be farming all Non-Gmo produce. The farm's staple products consist of Brentwood Diamond Sweet Corn, cherries, tomatoes and beans. As a way to connect the community to the food they eat, G&S also welcomes bay area families onto the farm for seasonal cherry u-picks each spring and an off-the-vine pumpkin patch each fall.