Sales: on-farm, you pick (check website for schedule), farmers’ markets in Tahoe City, South Lake Tahoe, and Sacramento. Grocery stores in Tahoe and Newcastle Produce. Restaurants in Auburn & Tahoe.
Hours: U-Pick on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, May through November by appointment
Products: Raspberries, thornless blackberries, boysenberries, olallieberries, blueberries, chestnuts, pomegranates, kiwi, mandarins, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, loquats, persimmons, figs, rhubarb, cherry plums, Meyer lemons, apples, applewood, olives, herbs, flowers, corn, popcorn, guava.
Hours: Call for appointment
Products: Angus beef cattle, Dorper sheep and lambs, free range eggs, honey. Seasonally we have limited crops of cherries, peaches, apricots, plums, and figs, quince and pomegranates. The bulk of our fruit production is directed towards preserving jams, jellies and marinades. We also plant small fields of organic corn, pumpkins, squash, heirloom tomatoes, various peppers, cucumbers and melons
Sales: Open every day except Tuesday – 10 to 4
Products: Nursery stock, mandarins
The Flower Farm was established in 1905 by J.H. Nixon and his Family. The Nixons built what is now the main house of the Flower Farm Inn. They planted thirty acres of plums on the property. The land has been farmed continuously ever since. Sheep and cattle have grazed the land. the Leonard family purchased the property in 1993. They established both the Bed and Breakfast and the Nursery. The delightful flower, Sweet Dreams Coreopsis, was discovered at the Flower Farm.
Sales: CSA, Farm stand
Hours: Farm stand open every Thursday and Friday from 2-7 pm, starting in June
Products: Arugula, basil, beans, beets, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, garlic, scallions, culinary herbs, kale, leeks, lettuce, melons, mustard greens, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, salad mix, spinach, summer squash, swiss chard, tatsoi, tomatoes, turnips, watermelons, winter squash.
About Us: We are located on the historic 150 acre Simpson Ranch in the heart of Meadow Vista. Vast meadows, Wooley Creek, and oak woodlands run through the property creating a delightful back drop for the farm as well as numerous trails that visitors are welcome to explore. Become a member of our farm by joining our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program, receiving bountiful harvests of produce for 24 weeks during the summer and 10 weeks during the winter. Or come enjoy the beauty of the farm, stroll the fields, visit our farm stand and pick-up your weeks bounty of produce.
Hours: Open the month of October – Sat and Sun 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Products: mandarins, pomegranates, Angus beef, pumpkins and gourds
Hours: Open by Appointment
Sales: Grocery stores, CSA, farmers’ market, restaurants
Products: Certified organic tomatoes, squash, persimmons, wheatgrass, onions, garlic, kale, chard, pumpkin, corn, herbs, pastured chickens, pea shoots, radishes, beets, carrots, potatoes, kohlrabi, cabbage, turnips, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, brussels sprouts, collard greens, sprouts, sunflower shoots and more.
Sales: On-farm fruit stand
Hours: Tuesday — Sunday
Products: A family farm and produce stand since 1911. Summer crops include loquats, peaches, plums, pluots, apricots, figs, mulberries, blackberries, grapes, Asian pears, tomatoes, squash and cucumbers. Fall brings on a variety of persimmons including Fuyu, Hachiya, Maru, Chocolate, Vodka and hoshigaki hand dried persimmons. People are welcome to drop in or arrange for a tour. Other fall crops are jujube, pears, apples, quince, pomegranates, mandarins, oranges, and lemons. Please check our web site for an up-to-date list of products and activities: www.otoworchard.com or just give us a call.
Sales: On-farm, Farmers’ Markets, we ship mandarins
Hours: Please call for hours or appointment.
Products: Heritage Mandarins, Navel Oranges, Tangerines, Grapefruit, Minneolas, Valencia Oranges, Meyer Lemons, Blood Oranges, Persimmons, Heirloom Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Hybrid Tomatoes, Basil, Cucumbers, Summer and Winter Squash, Pumpkins, Soft Skinned Melons, Mixed Cut Flowers, Cut Sunflowers, Cut Fragrant Garden Roses.
Find us at: Old Town Auburn Farmers’ Market and Fountains Farmers’ Market in Roseville by Whole Foods.
Mandarins available at Echo Valley Feed during Mandarin Season.
Some Wholesale welcome.
About Us: Steve and Lisa Pilz run the farm, which Steve’s Grandfather, Edmund Pilz, began. Ed began farming in 1927. He farmed many farms in this area. His favorite being Hillcrest. He chose this site as his home. Our farm sits on a beautiful hillside overlooking the Loomis Basin in the rolling hills of Placer County. On clear days you can see Mount Diablo to the Southwest! Hillcrest has seen many varieties of fruit trees come and go since 1927. The mandarin trees that Ed budded and planted back in the late 50’s still exist. About 7 acres of vegetables and flowers are also grown on our farm.
Sales: Seasonal on-farm
Hours: 10am till dusk, Oct 1 – Oct 31
Tours: Private tours by appointment only.
Products: Pumpkins, wine grapes, beef cattle, eggs, local honey, fruit, vegetables & firewood (seasoned oak).