My name is Xavier H. Guzman and I’m 32 years young. I grew up in Cayey, a town located in the heart of the Central mountais of Puerto Rico. In the top of a mountain at an altitude of 3,000 feet above sea level is my farm. That characteristic gives us the ability to grow a variety of crops, including those that are dificult to grow in hot weather as a result of cool temperatures throughout the year.
Ever since I was a child, I was interested in entrepreneurship and sports because of the critical and fast desicions you have to make. Becoming an entrepreneur was my ultimate goal.
As a child I played Pro Volleyball with the Youth National team of Puerto Rico for various years, and I’ve continued to play volleyball throughout my adulthood. On June 2011, I enrolled in the Navy Seals “Special Operations Division”, until January 2013.
During the past 18 years, I’ve found a way to be involved in the food management industry, food service, and farm development. That’s how I noticed that food was a big issue in every person’s life.
I feel that it is my moment to help people get good food and spread life to the world through my life passion of growing organic food.
Green Bar is a Farm to Table restaurant that produces locally grown wholesome foods. Our harvest is nutrient-dense and flavorful.
Our journey starts in 2013 with the opening of a juice bar named Green bar. We started selling hand crafted juices, fruit bowls and salad bowls. All the produce we use comes from our farms and other local farms. After a few months we realized that we need to move to another location for the purpose of a business expansion due to a high demand. We are in transition to get a new place. In this time we sell our produce to six (6) farm to table restaurants, farmer’s markets and Community Supporting Agriculture (CSA) program.
This loan will help us with:
1. The construction of a kitchen and storage area in our farm ($3,500)
2. Two-months salary of new employee ($1,740)
3. Will buy 50 Heirloom Organic chickens ($400)
4. Will buy seeds ($360)
Green Bar will begin hosting farm to table events, cooking amd detox seminars, and start introducing a daily lunch menu in my farm.