McGowan Family Farm offers fresh produce

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The McGowan Family Farm is sharing their harvest with residents of the Anza Valley at their farm stand on the corner of Tule Valley and Bradford roads in Aguanga.

“All of the fruit, vegetable, and flower items are homegrown by our dad, Brian McGowan, here at our property in Aguanga,” Mary-Rose McGowen said.

The family sells pumpkins, apples, tomatoes, bell peppers, corn, zucchini, sunflowers, honey, homemade strawberry raspberry jam and iced cold lemonade.

Garden staples like tomatoes and green sweet peppers are popular at the McGowan Family Farm stand in Aguanga. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo

“Our dad has quite the green thumb, and each year his garden has grown bigger and bigger,” McGowan said. “We recognized that this year we were going to have a bountiful harvest and my mom and sister Katie came up with the idea to set up a small stand at the corner of our property so that we could share our fresh organic produce with our neighbors at reasonable prices.”

The McGowan Family Farm is a family-run business. From tilling and prepping the land, planting the seeds and tending to the garden, the whole family is involved.

“Always plant extra because you’ll truly have to share with the local wildlife,” McGowan said.

The stand is open based on time and crop availability. It is generally open Saturday mornings between 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Times are posted on the local community Facebook pages when the family plans to be open.

The McGowan Family Farm vegetable stand is open most Saturday mornings in Aguanga. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo

Visitors are offered a free glass of lemonade.

“What fun it has been to work together as a family,” McGowan said. “We have truly enjoyed getting to visit with our friends and meet new neighbors over the past couple of months. Thank you to our community for supporting McGowan Family Farm.”

Diane Sieker can be reached by email at dsieker@reedermedia.com.