For a complete listing of Nevada County farms, please visit the Nevada County Grown website.
Four Frog Farm 844-1799 • www.fourfrogfarm.com
Andrew grew up in the small town of Camptonville, about 45 minutes from the present site of Four Frog Farm. Just so you know, that’s relatively close in the foothills. Andrew went down to UCLA to study spanish literature, and sometime during that time in the Smoggy City, he gained an appreciation and longing for farming. After graduating, Andrew moved back up to Nevada City, and spent two-seasons on a small farm, learning to grow vegetables. He moved home because the cool blue waters of the Yuba River were too great to resist. He has dreams of monitoring agricultural run-off in the South Yuba River and forming an advocacy group to eliminate run-off completely.
Living Lands Agrarian Network
265-5012 • www.livinglandsagrariannetwork.org
Amanda Thibodeau is a farmer educator with the Living Lands Agrarian
Network. A graduate of the 2010 Living Lands internship program, she has used her passion and experience to start an educational
demonstration farm site called the Food Love Project at the Nevada
County Land Trust’s Burton Homestead.
By combining her farm experience, a strong community support network
and background in health education, Amanda is sharing her contagious
enthusiasm about local, seasonal, whole foods and being connected with
the growing cycle of this area. In addition to these skills, she has
experience teaching a variety of ages, and creating hands on lessons
showcasing what’s happening at the farm at any given time. Her
favorite vegetables include: salad turnips, potatoes and kale. She is
also incredibly partial to melons.
About the Food Love Project:
The Food Love Project aims to inspire a love of food through hands on
experience and education at a dedicated farm site where people of all
ages can come for field trips, camps, and service projects. It is a
place to come to get dirty, plant seeds and taste new foods! A
working model of sustainable stewardship of our resources and health,
it utilizes small scale intensive organic agriculture to grow great
food for this community. A portion of the food grown onsite will go
directly to the school garden stand program, where families
can have access to it on a donation basis.
Mountain Bounty Farm 292-3776 • www.mountainbountyfarm.com
Mountain Bounty Farm is a 10-acre family farm located high on the forested contours of the San Juan Ridge. Through careful management, we achieve surprising yields of exceptional quality produce. 2010 is our 13th season. John, Angie, and our crew of 4 interns are passionate about farming, cooking and eating good food. We’re committed to creating a bountiful, diverse, and delicious harvest to share with our CSA members. Visitors are welcome, please call ahead to schedule your visit.
Riverhill Farm 263-1886 • www.riverhillfarm.com
Alan Haight and Jo McProud
The farm owners are Alan Haight and Jo McProud. While on any given day of the week you will find us hard at work in the fields, we are rarely working alone. What our customers have come to appreciate about the farm would not be possible without the daily work of our employees and interns. We are fortunate to be helped by individuals with extraordinary cheerfulness, dedication and a willingness to work hard under difficult conditions, and a dedication to adding their own efforts to making the world a better place for all, both on the farm and off.
Sunsmile Farms 273-6507 • www.sunsmilefarms.com
SunSmile Farms is a 70-acre family farm located in Grass Valley, California. The farm was originally started in 1939 by Joel Bierwagen and is now owned and operated by Joel’s grand nephew, George Loftus. We take pride in producing high quality fruits and vegetables utilizing organic farming practices.
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