About Gerry Ranch
Family owned since 1945
Farming has been a part of the Gerry family for generations.
Ken and Jo-Anne both love farming and landscaping, and grew up in families with deep agricultural ties. Ken's passion for cultivating the soil emerged even from early childhood. As a five year-old, he took pride in his garden and enjoyed weeding with his child-sized hoe.
Ken has lived on the farm his entire life, with the exception of attending the University of Arizona where he earned a bachelor's degree in Horticulture. He and Jo-Anne met in Tucson and have been married 38 years now. Through the years Ken's passion for growing things has blossomed and now extends to the meticulous care he takes in maintaining his orchards and blueberry fields.
Gerry Ranch was originally part of Rancho Calleguas, a Spanish and Mexican land grant. The Gerry family has enjoyed farming in Ventura County since 1880 and has been farming on this thirty-eight acre location since 1945. Ellsworth Gerry and Marion Gerry settled in Santa Rosa Valley and built a large house in 1927 to accommodate their eight children.
Their son, Richard, established this ranch in 1945 with his brother, Willard. Richard and his wife, Eleanor, built their dreams on this property and raised their five children. The ranch is now owned by their youngest son, Ken, and his wife, Jo-Anne.
Over the years crops grown here have included lima beans, oranges, lemons, avocados and since 2009, blueberries. Gerry Ranch is nestled in the Santa Rosa Valley, near Camarillo. Our wedding venue has views of the surrounding hills and valley as well as blueberry fields, lemon orchards and avocado groves. We love farming in this rural area and would love to share the ranch with you and your guests.