Owner | Farm Manager
Jerry Mahoney has been a certified organic farmer on the Central Coast for over 25 years. His family has been farming in Santa Maria for four generations and Jerry loves what he does! He worked for eleven years as the Cal Poly organic farm manager, teaching future farmers the importance of sustainable organic farming practices. Now, he focuses on managing the Blosser Urban Garden farm that provides the majority of fruits and vegetables we use for our CSA, Farm Stand, online store and wholesale customers. Jerry's experience and pride for his work show through the quality produce him and his team deliver and his deep roots in the central coast coast farming community provide a vast network of producers to call on when we need more than what the BUG farm yields.
Owner | Community Outreach
Alejandra Mahoney founded Blosser Urban Garden with Jerry to bring quality organic produce to our community. Alejandra has worked in education for over 25 years and is currently the Director of Education at People's Self-Help Housing where she provides supplementary education to low-income students through after school programs. At Blosser Urban Garden, she blends her passions for education and community building by finding the best ways for BUG to give back to our community.
Gerald Mahoney is the General Manager of Blosser Urban Garden and the son of Jerry and Alejandra. As General Manager, Gerald wears many hats including communication with our customers, creating partnerships with other local businesses and compiling what will be in your CSA boxes every week. He grew up helping Jerry on the Blosser Urban Garden and now manages the team with the goal of providing an excellent experience for our members.
Kate Mahoney is the Wholesale Manager at Blosser Urban Garden. Kate is the daughter of Jerry Mahoney and was raised at the house on the BUG property! She works on connecting BUG with local retailers and restaurants. She is passionate about creating a more equitable food system by increasing access to healthy, affordable and relevant foods for Central Coast residents.
Kate has a background in public health and sustainable agriculture and has been involved in many different components of the food system. She is currently the healthy retail specialist for the County of San Diego focusing on projects to improve healthy food access to under resourced communities. In addition, Kate has helped lead efforts in urban agriculture advocacy and research with the goal of improving urban farm viability. Kate has also done research on farmworker health and presented findings at major public health conferences.