Farmers & Producers

Get to know Guam's farming community!

Amot Tao’Tao Tano Farm

Medicinal Garden

Mrs. Nelson of Amot Tao’tao Tano Farm has been farming for 11 years. Along the path, each plant has a very helpful sign displaying the traditional Chamorro name, common English name, and the scientific name along with the many medicinal properties of each.  From her wide selection of plants, she produces various types of oils including egg yolk oil and coconut ginger oil.  While her passion is knowledge and preparation of traditional medicine, vermiculture is another specialty area of the farm. In rows and rows of tubs, little worms are busy producing nutrient-rich organic fertilizer.  Mrs. Nelson and her team of dedicated farmers truly offer a unique experience.

Contact Mrs. Nelson at amot.taotao.tano@gmail.com or 637-7201.

Wayne Aguon

Mangilao, Guam
Produce: Cucumber, Squash
Method: Natural and Conventional
Mr. Aguon provides cucumbers to Pay-Less Supermarket.

As’ Faha

Inarajan, Guam
Produce: Various fruits, nuts
Method: Natural

As Faha’ is Mr. Meno’s farm located in Inarajan. He is a full time fourth generation farmer and practices the natural method. He currently produces macadamia, avocado, tangerine, manganitan potaki, red/green atis, papaya, hutu/breadfruit, jicama, starfruit, donne, calamansi, lemon and lemonchina. He also produces essok, sun dried lemmai. You can find him selling produce on Wednesday evenings at Chamorro Village in Hagatna.

Båtbås Growers, Ray Perez

Mangilao, Guam
Produce: Micro greens, pumpkin tips, pomelo, lemons
Method: Natural

Ray began growing micro greens in 2015 and is currently launching his business, Båtbås Growers.

Email: raymondcruzperez@gmail.com

Amy Bautista

Yigo, GU
Produce: Eggplant, Tamarind, Papaya, Pumpkin Tips, Bok Choy, Kang Kong, Bittermelon, Bottle Gourd, Chiku, Star Fruit, Star Apple, and more
Method: Natural

Ms. Bautista grows and sells a variety of fruits and veggies, especially popular Filipino favorites such as chiku, tamarind, and papaya. She tries to stay away from using artificial growing methods as much as possible. You can typically find her on Tuesday’s at the Agat Night Market.

Bev Borja

Produce: Local Lemon, Lemonchina, Lemon-Lime, and misc. fruits
Method: Organic

Bev has been farming for the last seven years. She grows mostly fruit on a five acre farm. Although her produce is not USDA organic certified yet, Bev chooses to take an organic approach when growing. No fertilizer is used and neem oil rids her pests.

BLG Farms, Brian Leon Guerrero

Southern Guam
Produce: Cucumber, Watermelon, Tomatoes, Eggplant
Method: Conventional

After graduating in business from the University of Portland, Brian realized his true passion was to come home and become a full time farmer. His family has been farming for three generations and Brian has 15 years of experience working on the farm. BLG Farms sells their produce to major grocery stores throughout Guam. Brian is a bona fide farmer, registered with the Department of Agriculture and is CORE certified with Guam Environmental Protection Agency, using pesticides legally and responsibly.

Watch our video.

Camp Witek Farm, Michael Ady

Yona, Guam
Produce: Banana, Basil, Calamansi, Lemonchina, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Tips, and Paypaya
Method: Conventional

Mike Ady is a new Veteran farmer, recently registered with the Department of Agriculture. He farms as a hobby.  When he does have excess produce, Mr. Ady contributes to Farm to Table Guam’s CSA Subscription Service.

Joey Campos

Mangilao, Guam
Produce: Tangerines
Method: Natural

Julie Castro

Yona, Guam

Produce: Guava, lemon, da’gu, nika

Method: Natural

John Cepeda

Malojloj, Guam
Produce: Soursop (laguåna)
Method: Natural

Mr. Cepeda has been farming his whole life. He used to grow an assortment of produce, however he only grows soursop, as his interest in fishing has grown over the years. He chooses not to spray any chemicals on his trees and lets them grow naturally. Occasionally you can find him at fruit and vegetables stands in Harmon.

Christian’s Mango Farm
Johnny Castro “Mango Man”

Talofofo, Guam
Produce: Mango, Hot Pepper
Products: Grafted Mango Trees, Hot Pepper Plants
Method: Natural

Mr. Castro has been a full time farmer since 1997, residing in Talofofo, Guam. He is a bona fide farmer, registered with the Department of Agriculture. Although Mr. Castro grows hot pepper, his specialty is growing a variety of gourmet mango, including king edward, papaya, smith, indian mango, and carabao. He also grows pepper plants and grafts mango trees. He occasionally sells these items at the Farm to Table Market, Pay-Less Supermarket, and Kim Chee. Mr. Castro welcomes anyone interested in visiting his farm. He is very proud of the success of his farm, but is always thinking of more sustainable ways of growing and producing more for the people of Guam to enjoy.

For more information or prices, contact Johnny Castro at 671-689-9445.

Watch our video: youtu.be/BctakOwdTFk

Jesse Cruz

Asan-Maina, Guam
Produce: Snake Gourd, Pumpkin, Kondot, Hot Pepper
Method: Organic

Mr. Cruz farms part time as a hobby, which initially began as a form  of therapy. He is a bona fide farmer, registered with the Department of Agriculture and is a member of the Farmers’ Co-op. He is CORE certified with Guam EPA, although he does not use pesticides. He chooses to use the organic method, does not run any tractor implements and doesn’t till. Most of his field is mowed and mulched. His produce is sold mostly to hotel restaurants and the local community.

Julie Cruz

Dededo, Guam
Produce: Tomatoes, Eggplant, Tangerines, Kabocha Squash, Betel Nut
Method: Natural

Kenneth Cruz

Merizo, Guam
Produce: Various Fruits and Vegetables
Method: Natural

Mr. Cruz owns a farm in his hometown, Merizo, where his family has farmed for three generations. He started his own farm in 2005 and produces mainly banana, papaya, mango, dagu-haya, agaga, and lu’lu, using the natural method of farming. He has always enjoyed farming and since retiring, is now farming full-time as a bona fide farmer. He welcomes the community to visit his farm and allows people to buy produce directly from him. You can find him throughout the week at Chamorro Village in Hagatna.

Contact: (671) 828-6628

Norma Jean Cruz

Yona, Guam
Produce: Tangerine, Mandarin, Lemon, Pineapple, Papaya, Ginger, Lemongrass, Breadfruit, Guava, Green & Purple Taro
Method: Natural

Ms. Cruz is a full time student and farms on her spare time. Her produce is usually shared among friends and family. She chooses not to use any chemicals on her plants.

Farm to Table Guam

Mangilao, Guam
Produce: Misc. Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Lemongrass, Cilantro, Basil (Genovese, Thai, Lemon), Achote, Winged Beans, Purple & Green Long Beans, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Starfruit, Green Papaya, Avocado (and various misc. items)

Method: Organic

Farm to Table Guam is a non-profit organization, supporting Guam’s local farmers and the community. Different types of crops are experimented with to see what grows well on Guam. Organic pesticides, safer soap, neem oil, peat moss, perlite, vermiculite and manure is commonly used on the farm, located at the Department of Agriculture. Many employees are CORE certified with the Guam Environmental Protective Agency to safely spray pesticides (organic).

The produce harvested is usually sold at the Mangilao Night Market, Chamorro Village Tailgate Farmers Market, restaurants, and is also added to their CSA Subscription boxes.

Virginia Flores

Mangilao, Guam
Produce: Local Lemon, Pumpkins
Method: Natural

Gary’s Farm/Lynn’s Nursery

Talofofo, GU
Produce: Donne’ Sali’
Products: Ornamental plants, seedlings
Method: Natural and Organic

Mr. Famisaran grew up in the Philippines, but has lived on Guam periodically over the years, most recently since 2010. He graduated from Loma Linda University with degrees in Radiation Therapy and Diagnostic X-ray, but his passion is health and wellness. Mr. Famisaran believes eating fruits and vegetables, especially locally sourced, is important in maintaining your health. Gary farms as a hobby and does not use chemicals on his plants.  To rid the pests, Gary hand-pick the bugs off many of his plants. He usually sells his seedlings and ornamental plants at Guam’s Nurseryman’s Association events.

Grow Guam: Hydroponic Fruit and Vegetable Farm

Guam is everywhere. Most residents on Guam know and love its produce! Grow Guam is involved with the community and shows that it cares about its consumers. Grow Guam is a good example of what it means to support local, as it has partnerships with schools, grocery stores, and restaurants. The food producer even supports the Buy Local movement, has all local employees, harvests, packages and delivers its own hydroponically grown produce, and most importantly, chooses “quality before quantity,” as Farm Manager Jerome Perez states.

“I’m inspired to improve the communication between local agricultural producers and the market; therefore, lessening the island’s reliance on imported goods and increasing the overall sustainability of our economy while lessening the overall impact on the environment,” says Jerome Perez. “I’d like to develop the local consumer’s understanding of the benefits of buying local.”

Farm to Table Guam couldn’t agree more!  It is so easy to buy the lettuce that is shipped over 6,000 miles away, but why would you when you have local, delicious and nutritious lettuce and tomatoes produced less than 30 miles away? One of your answers might be that you want organic. Grow Guam may not have the “USDA Certified Organic” label, but it does not use insecticides or pesticides on its plants. Unfortunately, Guam does not have a USDA Accredited Certifying Agent so it just isn’t feasible to put that label on their products.

“Even if the imported crops obtain a USDA Organic Certification prior to export, the produce is often sprayed with chemicals for preservation purposes and sprayed again with chemicals for ripening.”  — Grow Guam

So think again when you are choosing to buy the “organic” lettuce that is coming from, well, who knows where!

Produce:
Tri-Head
Dual-Head
Green Butter
Red Butter
Green Oak Leaf
Red Oak Leaf
Lollo Bionda
Arugula
Kale

Where to Buy?
Pay-Less Supermarkets (all locations)
Cost-U-Less (Tamuning & Harmon)
Island Fresh
Tokyo Mart
Day Buy Day
Winchell’s
Commissary
NEX

Contact Information
Grow Guam, LLC.
(P) 734-0683
(F) 475-5759

growguam.com

Guåhan Family Farms

Agana Heights, GU
Produce: Various fruits, veggies, roots, spices
Products: Pacific sea salt, ground turmeric, dried hot pepper, dried West Indian bay leaf, Coconut oil, coconut nectar, handcrafted soap
Services: CSA Subscription Service
Method: Natural

What/Who is Guåhan Family Farms?

We are a local family of eight that offer the service of providing local, all natural as possible produce from our own food growing efforts as well as other small food growers on island. When you think farm, you’re thinking big scale operation. This is one reason why we don’t stress on the word ‘farm’, but rather,

Our focus is not on quantity, but rather quality. Small food growers that we’ve come to know over the years of having to source local, fresh, natural, real food on island has led us to many relationships with different individuals. Their growing methods is a must for us as to source the best quality food to folks as if we were sourcing for ourselves.…as we do source for ourselves. Not one farmer has everything, hence variety is sourced from a range of food growers. Fair trade value is a must for us. You will not hear us use the term “organic” if we can help it.…but rather ‘real’ food. Even organic has many loose terms. Food was grown naturally from the ancestors. Look at how healthy they were, how long they lived, how agile/resourceful they were, the list goes on.

There is so much more that can be discussed about sourcing local food than I am able to elaborate on, but we are always open to further conversations or any questions.

-Guåhan Family Farms

Guåhan Family Farms also offers a CSA Subscription Service where you prepay for a box of local produce.

You can find Guåhan Family Farms on Tuesday’s at the Agat Market, Wednesday’s at Chamorro Village, Thursday’s at the Mangilao Night Market, and Saturday’s and Sunday’s at the Dededo Flea Market. They also offer individual meet ups with customers that are unable to meet at the market.

Contact Guåhan Family Farms at guahanfamilyfarms@gmail.com, Facebook, or Instagram.

John Hernandez

Santa Rita, GU
Produce: Sugarcane, Taro, eating banana, lemon, pepper, carabao, mango, eggplant, pineapple
Method: natural

Mr. Hernandez has been farming as a hobby since 1997 and has always been intrigued by fruit trees in particular. Although he is a full time teacher and is also in the Reserves, he is interested in expanding his farm operation. He currently grows produce for sustenance. He grows a variety of produce and also has three hens, which produces eggs for him and his family.  Mr. Hernandez is registered as a bona fide farmer with Department of Agriculture.

Richard Igcasenza

Richard is a new farmer who is just starting out, but already has farmland with crops. The land has been passed down in his family from his grandmother to his mother. He is the first of his generation to have any real interest in farming the land. Richard’s grandfather planted the mandarin orange trees that are growing and bearing fruit today. The hardy trees have weathered storm after storm. There is also a cave with freshwater pools and shrimp. He plans to domesticate the shrimp and hopefully have enough to sell. He also has loofa plants, achiote, papaya, banana, local macadamia nut, turmeric, amongst other wild growing crops on his land. He believes in allowing the land to do the work for him and allowing nature to do what it does best.

Roque and Carmen Iriarte

Barrigada, GU
Produce: Tropical Spinach, Bok Choy, Calamansi
Method: Organic

Mr. Iriarte comes from a family that has been farming for three generations. He has been farming for 30 years and now does it full time. This is something he has always been interested in doing. They are registered as bona fide farmers with the Department of Agriculture. Mr. and Mrs. Iriarte use the organic method on their crops.  You can typically find them at the Chamorro Village Tailgate Farmers Market every Gov Guam payday Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

If you are interested in purchasing their produce, please call Farm to Table Guam at 647-0100.

Island View Farms

Barrigada, GU
Produce: Sweet Corn, Eggplant, and Watermelon (depending on the season)
Method: Conventional

Mr. Ernie Wusstig, of Island View Farms,  was born and raised on Guam. As a young man, he moved to the Continental U.S. with his family to expand their business. For many years, he raised cattle, vegetables, elephant garlic, and seasonal products such as pumpkins and Christmas trees.  He returned to Guam in 1994 and acquired 60 acres through the Chamorro Land Trust, which is an organization that redistributes land to the native Chamorros that was taken by the U.S. during World War II. Although he grows eggplant and watermelon, you will most often find him among his corn fields or with his truck of sweet corn. With 45 years of farming under his belt, Mr. Wusstig has much experience to share. He was kind enough to show the Farm to Table Team around his “no-till” farm where he and one other family member maintain the fields.  Aside from having knowledge, he also has the enthusiasm. There are two things we learned about Mr. Wusstig: He loves farming, and he loves to see his consumers smiling as they look forward to sinking their teeth into sweet, yellow cobs of corn. Is there a better combination? We think not.
Where Can I Buy Produce?  
Cost-U-Less and Barrigada (Ernie has a stand on the side of the road across from the post office)

Contact Information:
(Phone) 671-483-5699
(Email) islandviewfarms@ymail.com

Sira Julislam

Sinapalo, Saipan
Produce: Sweet Potato, Daikon Radish
Method: Natural

Mark Leon Guerrero

Malojloj, GU
Produce: Cucumbers, soursop
Method: Conventional (minimal pesticide use)

Mark Leon Guerrero has been farming his whole life. After all, he is a third generation farmer!  He farms full time and is a supplier for Pay-Less Supermarkets. Mark uses a minimal amount of pesticides, along with a variety or organic methods.  He is CORE certified with Guam EPA and has training on how to properly handle and apply such chemicals. Mark is also registered with the Department of Agriculture.

Manenggon Hills Produce

Yoña, GU
Produce: basil, parsley, calamansi, lemon, lime
Method: Natural

Manenggon Hills Produce is a family of growers. Tony & Krisinda Aguon along with their children Triston, Ethan and Savanna Dee, grow calamansi lemons, local lemons, local limes as well as various herbs such as basil and parsley in the hills of Manenggon, Yona which are provided to Guam’s local hotels, restaurants and supermarkets. The Aguon family is a supporter and participant of the “BUY LOCAL” campaign, a member of the “GUAM FARMER’S COOPERATIVE”, and is recognized by the Department of Agriculture.

Email: sourstuffs@gmail.com
Phone: 777-5437 or 483-8127
Website: http://guamgrown.weebly.com/

Florencia Maravilla

Yigo, GU
Produce: Papaya, bananas, local eggs, and others
Method: Natural

Florence and her husband farm part time during their free time. They are planning to expand their farm very soon. She grows papaya, bananas, and other crops on a small scale and have started with egg laying hens. She occasionally supports our CSA box and sells her eggs to local bakeries.

Angie and Diego Mendiola

Inarajan, GU
Produce: Assorted Fruit
Method: Natural

The Mendiola family has been farming for as long as they can remember. Although this isn’t their full time job, Angie, Diego, and their family love working on the farm and tending to their fruit tree’s. When it’s time to harvest, most of the fruit is sold to local businesses. Angie is an active Farmers Cooperation member and serves on the board for the Southern Guam Soil and Water Conservation District

Naputi Farm

Merizo, GU
Produce: Various Fruits and Vegetables
Method: Natural

Mr. Naputi and his family sells their produce Mon-Wed at Chamorro Village and at the Mangilao Night Market every Thursday night.

Kenny Pangelinan

Toto, GU
Produce: Miscellaneous fruits and vegetables
Method: Combination of Organic, Natural, and Conventional
Products: Eggs, Honey
Method: Free Range

Kenny began farming in 2010 at the young age of 12. With no experience or family background in farming, he started to experiment with different produce as a hobby. He grows a variety of organic fruits and vegetables such as mulberries, corn, and herbs and uses neem oil, safer soap, and fish emulsion to control the pests. Kenny raises bees, which, in addition to providing honey, help pollinate his plants.  His specialty is raising different breeds of chickens including Barred Rock, Silver Laced, and Wyandotte. They typically roam around in the yard for about eight hours per day and are fed coconut, local fruit, food scraps, bugs, coconut rhino grubs, and commercial feed. Kenny sells the eggs to family, friends, or at the Farm to Table Market.

Paradise Natural Farm

Van Beurden, Jason, Hertha, and Mahyao Quintanilla, Charles

Dededo, GU
Product: Eggs
Method: Free Range, Pastured

Paradise Natural Farm is a new developing small farm, run by Jason, Hertha, and Mahyao Van Beurden and Charles Quintanilla. They began farming in 1998, specializing in hot pepper, bell pepper, and eggplant, selling to local stores and flea markets. In 2003, Paradise Natural Farm had a record planting season of hot pepper nearing 1000 plants recorded by USDA. The crop was destroyed by southern blight so they had to heal the soil for a few years while putting their planting on hold. During the break, Jason became interested in a more sustainable way of farming, using livestock to heal soils and using them as a building block to micro farming and food forest’s. For the past two years, no chemical fertilizers or pesticides have been used on their raised beds and there has been a decrease in pest damage. After moving the chickens to different plots, healthy tree growth and the return of green wild grasses has occurred. Paradise Natural Farms will soon experiment with hoop houses and will incorporate chickens and crops within those houses, all controlled with no chemical input. They also plan on increasing chicken flocks, which are fed commercial feed and fresh coconut.

P.U.N.G.CO Farms

Products: Eggs

P.U.N.G.Co Farms is a family run farm. The eggs are grown and nurtured with love and the best of intentions by Xian and Shiloh Muna-Brecht. Please wash the eggs well before using. Blood in the eggs is rare but occurs naturally. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, please let P.U.N.G.Co Farms know and they will happily replace the egg(s). They recycle egg cartons so feel free to return them! To order or share concerns, you may contact Chelsa at 777-4925 or cmunabrecht@yahoo.com.

Kyle Quinata

Inarajan, GU
Produce: Long Beans, Eggplant
Method: Combination of Conventional, Natural, and Organic Methods

Kyle is a beginning farmer, starting off small.  He currently doesn’t sell his produce at any of the markets, as he is a contributor to the Farm to Table Guam CSA Subscription Service.

FG Farms

Inarajan, Guam
Produce: Cucumber, Long Beans, Kang Kong
Method: Conventional

Mr. Chao Ren operates a farm in the southern village of Inarajan. He grew up in Hangzhou, China and though his family did not farm, he always envisioned himself as a farmer. He started farming full-time in 1997 on Saipan. He currently grows kang kong, long beans and cucumber and welcomes the community to drop by for tours. He sells primarily to hotels, restaurants and at markets, but invites people to purchase produce directly from him at the farm as well.

Contact: 671-898-3542

Linda Reyes

Inarajan, GU
Produce: Fruits
Method: Naturally Grown

Linda has been farming since 1992. She previously worked for the Department of Agriculture and now farms as a hobby. Linda shares her harvest with friends and family or sells on a small scale.

Mary Kay Reyes

Ipan Talafofo, Guam

Produce: Bananas, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Taro, Green Onions, Mango, Lemon

Mary Kay Reyes farms on her land in Ipan Talafofo. Her family has farmed on the same land since she was little. She has just recently moved back to Guam and obtained her CORE Certification with EPA and her Bona-fide Farmer status with the Department of Agriculture. Kay supplies our CSA boxes with her gorgeous fruit and vegetables, claiming to rely mostly on dishwashing liquid and water to help keep the bugs off. She also runs a fruit stand down in Ipan right after First Beach. Visit her on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays to pick up some gorgeous, locally grown produce.

Skye Shin

Tumon, GU
Produce: Alfalfa and Bean Sprouts
Method: Hydroponic
Product: Kimchi

Skye Shin grew up in Korea but has been living on Guam for the past 25 years.  She is an entrepreneur and has owned Entre Nous Salon for the past seven years.  For as long as she can remember she has been farming and making kimchi, which she helped her mother with all while growing up. She grows sprouts hydroponically in her home and tries to use all local cabbage and vegetables for her Kimchi. She recommends the sprouts be eaten raw or added as garnish to soups and salads. She mainly sells to restaurants, but will also sell directly to individuals.

Sunrise Farms

John Borja

Talofofo, GU
Produce: Various Fruits and Vegetables
Products: Horticultural Plants
Method: Combination of Organic, Natural, and Conventional

Mr. Borja has grown up in the field. At just eight years old, he helped with weeding, planting vegetables and raising livestock on his family’s farm. He has since managed many farms including 18 acres of GovGuam area in addition to 3 acres of private land. Since 1980, Mr. Borja has worked in Agriculture at the University of Guam as a research assistant in Entomology as well as pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with emphasis on Plant Production and Insect Pest Management under Applied Agriculture. He is currently the Chief of the Agricultural Development Services Division and has a farm called Sunrise Farms, located in Talofofo. He grows kang kong, pechay and radish as short-term crops, eggplant, green onions, cherry tomatoes, okra, hot peppers, long beans, pumpkins or gourd and winged beans as mid-term crops and yams, taro, papaya, cooking banana, tapioca and ornamental (Ti plants) as long-term crops using a combination of organic, natural and conventional practices to control pests effectively.

Tagachang Farms

Joe Rosario

Yona, Guam
Produce: Eggplant, Long Beans, Hot Pepper, Pumpkin Tips, Papaya, Corn, Bittermelon, Tomatoes
Method: Conventional and Natural
Products: Dried and Powdered Turmeric, Dinanche

Mr. Rosario typically sells his produce to 7 Day Supermarket and Day Buy Day. For individual sales, you can find him at the Mangilao Night Market on Thursday evenings.

For direct sales, call Mr. Rosario at 688-5165.

Interested in taking a tour? Call Farm to Table Guam at 647-0100.

Taiwan Farms

Malojloj, GU
Produce: Dragon fruit, kang kong, sugarcane
Products: Sugarcane syrup and juice
Method: Conventional (pesticide and herbicide free)

Mr. Liu grew up in Taiwan, and comes from a family of farmers. His father and grandfather grew rice and beans. When he was 15 he moved to Guam and has spent the last 30 years here. Farming is something he has always wanted to do. Mr. Liu currently farms full time, “9 days a week,” he says. “Farming is my whole life.”

The Liu family grows a variety of fruits and vegetables including kang kong and sugarcane, but their specialty is dragon fruit. Although the Liu’s do not use any pesticides or herbicides, they do use fertilizer. They are registered with the Department of Agriculture as a bona fide farmer.

You can typically find their produce on the side of the road on Route 16 in Barrigada (by National Guard) or in various stores around the island.

For bulk orders (over 10 lbs), call Farm to Table Guam to coordinate. (647-0100)

Watch our video: https://youtu.be/nzbBGYLU9mI

Dave Taisacan

Yona, Guam
Produce: Local lemon
Method: Natural

Tom & Maria Fruit Stand

Produce: Various fruits and vegetables
Method: Natural

You can find Tom and Maria at their fruit stand in Barrigada next to Revenue and Tax.

Photo Source: Guåhan Family Farms

Tom Torres

Yigo, GU
Produce: Avocado, mango, grapefruit, guava, yam, pumpkins, okra
Method: Natural
Livestock: Pigs

Mr. Torres is a bona fide farmer registered with the Department of Agriculture.  You can typically find him at Chamorro Village.

UOG Triton Farm

Yigo, GU
Aquaponics: Tilapia, Basil, and Lettuce
Horticultural crops: fruits, vegetables, and herbs
Animal Production: Egg layer hens

University of Guam’s Triton Farms began in 2001 after being funded by a USDA Future Agriculture and Food Systems Program, jointly with the University of the Virgin Islands. The goal was to develop an educational small farm, less than five acres, in the Pacific Islands. They provide an integrated farm system consisting of three components: animals, plants, and fish. They have Isa Brown chickens, tilapia, and many various plants that include, but are not limited to, cotton, calamansi, star apples, canistel, lettuce sprouts, and even Hawaiian tea plants.  Their eggs are occasionally sold at Tokyo Mart.  Sometimes you can find other produce for sale on their Facebook page, UOG Triton Farm.

This Yigo farm has an active aquaponics system which is a method of growing crops and fish together in a re-circulating system. The tilapia are raised in tanks where the water is then transferred to the water bed for the plants. Before it enters, beneficial bacteria breaks down the fish waste into Nitrite and then to Nitrogen, a key nutrient for plant development. Talk about self-sustaining! The pumps are even powered by solar panels. If you are a student, with a school or organization, or just interested in seeing for yourself how an aquaponics system works, schedule a tour today!

SOURCES: JRM Guam, growingpower.org, hortsci.ashspublications.org

To schedule a farm tour:

Contact: Dr. Mari Marutani

Number: 671-735-2131

Email: marutani@uguam.uog.edu