CEO: Dan Gibbs.

Financial information: Not disclosed.

No. of local employees: Two partners planning to hire half a dozen to 10 employees during the next five months.

Investors: Avalon Capital, Specialty Nutrition Group, Bill Scripps of The Scripps Foundation for Science and the Environment.

Headquarters: Carmel Mountain Ranch area of San Diego.

Year founded: 2009.

Company description: Provides high-quality, locally grown organic food to the people of the city.

Key factors for success: Uses the most efficient methods and modern technology to save natural resources, eliminates waste and inefficiencies, allowing Home Town Farms to sell higher quality, locally grown organic food for less.

The time is ripe to bring an innovative farm to the region, say Home Town Farms co-founders Dan Gibbs and Mike Castro...

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