Aurelio Lopez has been a farmer all his life. He grew up growing coffee, corn and other crops in the mountains of Oaxaca Mexico. Aurelio spent a decade working for an organic vegetable CSA in Watsonville before starting Fiesta Farm together with his wife in 2010.
Sarah Lopez (formerly Greene) grew up on the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, Maryland. She studied natural resource management in college and marine science in graduate school. She has managed a water quality program for Central Coast farms since 2007, began raising chickens in 2009, and has been managing Fiesta Farm with Aurelio since its inception.