Farms and Wineries
We love our local and regional farms! We wouldn't be able to provide such amazing food without them. We feel strongly about sourcing high quality, fresh, organic produce, meat, eggs and dairy. This allows us to keep money in our local economy, reduce our impact on the planet and serve our customers extraordinary food.
AM Ranch is family owned and operated in Penn Valley California. Providing Pastured Pork, Grass Fed/Finished Lamb and Beef, and Naturally Grown Produce. Products at 3F: beef, lamb, pork
Back To Basics is a small family farm specializing in poultry products: free range chicken, eggs, pullets, and laying hens. All of their chickens are raised on pasture and supplemented with all natural feed, no hormones or medications. Products at 3F: eggs
In 1999, Monica and Michael Keller bought 10 acres in Loma Rica, California, and started Calolea Olive Oil. The first year they produced just 80 gallons of oil, but their timing was perfect as Californians were hungry for quality olive oil. Calolea’s hand crafted olive oil has been certified “extra virgin” by the California Olive Oil Council and has an acidity level of 0.13%. The olives on the Keller’s 100 year old Mission, Manzanillo and newly planted Tuscan olive trees are hand picked, custom milled and cold pressed within 24 hours to create the highest quality olive oil possible. Calolea uses organic growing methods only and have grass and olive fed cattle that graze and sustain their orchards. Products at 3F: olive oil
First Rain Farm is a diversified and certified organic operation. We grow over forty types of vegetables and berries on three of our thirty-seven acres. Our herd of twenty-five Nubian dairy goats provide milk and meat for the community, are used to manage the land, and from their bedding we are able to produce 100% of the compost we use on the farm. We believe deeply in the need to steward land responsibly and holistically. Our focus is not only on our production fields but on the surrounding land as well. Through an integrated forestry approach First Rain Farm is creating a role in our neighborhood as a land manager, working to restore forest health, reduce fuel loads, and create value from the surrounding forested lands. Products at 3F: veggies
Flying V Farm is a worker-owned, certified organic farm in Placerville, CA. Together, we work to produce food in a way that nourishes our community, stewards the land and empowers workers. Through the success of our business, we strive to advance worker-ownership in agriculture in order to build a more socially and ecologically just rural economy. Products at 3F: veggies, fruit
Fogdog Farm Kristen Draz and Wil Holland are two young farmers stewarding a 1.5 acre microfarm nestled on the San Juan Ridge just north of Nevada City. They spent several years learning and working under some of Northern California’s most experienced and skilled organic growers before joining forces to return to the foothills and start FogDog Farm on leased land. They farm on a hand-powered scale to produce over 60 kinds of vegetables and fruit and use minimal tillage, crop rotation, cover crops and natural amendments to keep their soil alive and healthy.
Foothill Fungi is a small-scale family-run mushroom farm located in rustic Colfax, California, specializing in cultivation of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms for the local community. The farm was founded in 2016 after Joel Gutierrez became inspired by the many beneficial effects of mushrooms on human and environmental health. The vision for Foothill Fungi is to operate in a symbiotic relationship with the natural environment and benefit the bodies and minds of all the people involved in the process, from the workers on the farm to the customers who enjoy the fruit of the labor.
Golden West Apiaries Randy Oliver and his sons Eric and Ian run Golden West Apiaries, with locations throughout Nevada County. They produce local honey and pollen to meet the demands of our most discriminating customers–unheated, unprocessed, and free of synthetic miticides. Randy is a recognized leader on using the most sustainable methods to ensure bee health, and moved away from the use of synthetic miticides ten years ago. Randy has taught beekeeping classes for 30 years, and is a popular speaker worldwide, providing useful information to both hobbyists and commercial operations. Products at 3F: honey
Johansen Ranch is family owned and operated by Mila, Olivia, and Rich Johansen. Satsuma and clementine mandarins, navel and blood oranges, Meyer lemons, olive oil, persimmons, pomegranates, figs, and pluots are grown in Orland. Winter squash, roasted hot peppers, and culinary and medicinal herbs are grown in Penn Valley. Celebrating 100+ years as a family farm. CCOF Certified Organic. Products at 3F: squash, citrus
Little Boy Flowers is a small floral design company and flower farm offering sustainably grown blossoms for flower lovers and brides throughout Nevada County and beyond. Their farming practices include crop rotations, fertility management through the use of cover crops and compost applications, and does not include the use of any chemicals. Products at 3F: flowers
Mountain Bounty Farm is a 15-acre family farm located high on the forested contours of the San Juan Ridge near Nevada City, California. They grow an incredible diversity of vegetables, fruits and cut flowers for their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Their farm is run by John Tecklin and Angie Tomey, who share a love for the land and a passion for eating good food. Products at 3F: veggies & fruit
Riverhill Farm produces a diverse mix of organic vegetables and fruits on ten acres, including many heirloom and specialty varieties. Riverhill Farm is a community-based farm. They sell most of their produce within ten miles of the farm. They are endeavoring to build and maintain a farm that will serve this community for generations to come. Products at 3F: veggies & fruit (lots of them!)
Aleta and her husband Ken founded Starbright Acres in 2010 with the concept of growing a commercially and financially viable quantity of produce in a very small amount of space. They wanted to sell everything to the surrounding community and to be actively involved in education around food & farming. They now sell over $100,000 of certified organic produce from one acre in cultivation. 90% is sold within 10 miles of the farm. Additionally, Starbright Acres Family Farm hosts farm potlucks, field trips and tours. Products at 3F: veggies
Stone's Throw Farm is located in Colfax, California and serves the greater Placer/Nevada country area with high quality CCOF-certified produce and flowers. Steven and Bryanna Eisenhut, along with their two kids and small farm community, follow the rhythms of the season (with a little help from their greenhouse) to grow varietals that nourish the belly and soul. Bryanna is a Colfax native and therapist happy to have returned to country life. At Stone's Throw farm they believe in making the world a better place, starting where you are. Products at 3F: veggies
Super Tuber Farm aims to produce the tastiest, high quality organic food in a manner that enriches the soil in which it is grown, the hands of those who grow it, and the bellies of those who eat it. Products at 3F: potatoes, cabbage, carrots, beets
Sunrock Farm is a beautiful south facing farm just up the hill from Three Forks, managed by farmer Jeff Wells. Products at 3F: produce, citrus
Sweet Roots Farm prides themselves on growing great soil and the quality, flavorful produce that follows. Through the use of integrated organic systems and the farm’s many microclimates, they produce food, flowers and nursery starts that are healthy and vibrant. They have a diversity of crops and markets that will build a healthy farm and business. Farming brings them close to the land, which they will preserve and improve for the future. Products at 3F: veggies, edible flowers
Towani Farm is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, near the city of Oroville. They produce a variety of crops throughout the year and market direct to the public at farmers markets, to small stores and restaurants. They've been growing heirloom vegetables and specialty crops since 1988. They also produce extra-virgin olive oil from our 80 year old trees - varietals include Sevillano, Manazanillo and Mission. Products at 3F: ginger, turmeric, veggies, herbs
The Woolman Farm is located at Sierra Friends Center. Products at 3F: lamb
Avanguardia is a small winery located in between Grass Valley and Nevada City on Jones Bar Road with a tasting room in Grass Valley. They are the home of non-traditional blended wines, with 100% of their wines being proprietary blends crafted from 2-6 different grape varieties, many of which are Italian, and all of which are pretty much out of the mainstream.
Chacewater Winery is a small family-owned and operated winery, vineyard and olive oil company. They are located in Kelseyville, a town tucked away in Lake County, California, but grow much of their grapes organically in Nevada City.
Gray Pine Winery Named for the native California Gray Pine which is prevalent in our area, Gray Pine Winery is a small, limited-production winery located in Penn Valley, in the Sierra Foothills, with an annual production of approximately 350 cases. They grow their own grapes on their two-acre vineyard and make their own wines. Specializing in Bordeaux red varietals, Gray Pine Vineyard & Winery produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. They also offer a limited quantity of Sauvignon Blanc. They believe that fine wine is best enjoyed with fine meals and their winemaking focus is on food-friendly wines with balanced acid and tannins, in the classic Bordeaux style.
Jeriko Estate Winery Jeriko Estate is located 30 minutes north of the small town of Healdsburg in the "Upper Russian River Territory" in Southern Mendocino County. Key to Jeriko’s philosophy is the use of Biodynamic farming practices. Cover crops promote diversity and encourage a healthy soil balance without using synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and fungicides. We have found that wines grown with Biodynamic or Organic methods exhibit good structural balance and require less manipulation during the vinification process; as well as being good for animal life and the environment. It’s common to see chickens, goats, and sheep roaming Jeriko’s vineyards and hillsides.
La Clarine Farm makes wines as naturally as possible, adding no yeast, sulfur dioxide, oak chips, enzymes or concentrates in the cellar, and no chemicals, fertilizers or tillage in their vineyard. They allow fermentations to occur spontaneously, and allow them to complete in their own time (this can take up to 6 months!). Every vintage has its own rhythms.
Nevada City Winery was founded in 1980 and is located right in downtown Nevada City. The Winery was begun by Allan Haley, a Nevada County native with a European wine education and a dream of bringing winemaking back to our region. In 1880 there were over 300 acres of grapes in the County. In 1980 when the Winery opened there was one small vineyard, recently planted. Twenty years later there are again well over 300 acres of grapes and the wine industry is flourishing once more.
Scott Harvey Winery Scott Harvey Wines, the initial line of wines in the “Creative Wine Concepts” portfolio, was created out of market demand for Scott’s wines – “niche wines that over deliver.” The Scott Harvey line focuses on Scott’s roots – Zinfandel, Syrah and Barbera from the Sierras. Approachable, food friendly and full of luscious fruit, these wines have struck a cord in the marketplace.
Szabo Winery is a small family owned vineyard & winery located just a few miles outside of Nevada City. They pride themselves on their traditional approach to wine making, great quality and stewardship of their land.
Turkovich Family Winery Surrounded by rich agricultural land and soaked in the warm California sun, Turkovich Family Wines produces quality small-lot wines from the best vineyards in Western Yolo County. Winemaker and third-generation farmer Christopher Turkovich returned to his hometown after traveling the world making wine. He jumped at the chance to return to his hometown and to make wine in Yolo County — an area still slightly undiscovered but with the potential of producing world-class wines. In 2007, he started the winery and planted the estate vineyard, which is located in Winters less than five miles from Napa County and a hidden gem for growing quality wine grapes. Expanses of golden rolling hills are dotted with patches of green — oak trees and vineyards — and are tucked in against the Vaca Mountains. The great gravelly-clay-loam soils, along with warm days and temperate nights, assist the vines to produce excellent grapes. The Winters area features a unique convergence: where the delta breezes cease, they are met by cool winds sweeping down off Lake Berryessa, allowing for a long, mild growing season. The vineyards’ ideal conditions make for rich fruit exhibiting bright, flavorful characteristics in the wines. Total production is currently 1800 cases.