As a fourth-generation farmer, Rudy Jimenez has farming in his blood. Growing up in Salinas, Rudy was confronted with a choice by his father, who had been working on a conventional farm for 30 years: either go to school, or you are going to end up in the fields. Rudy made a decision to stay in agriculture, but to do it his own way. He now runs Green Thumb Organics, a four-acre certified organic farm in San Juan Bautista, while offering health education programs for children of farmworkers in the area. Green Thumb Organics’ program offers healthy farm-fresh meals for the children who visit his farm. Green Thumb Organics is located on a plot at the Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA), a 100-acre training farm that creates economic opportunities for low-income and aspiring organic farmers.