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Sierra Valley Farm

Sierra Valley Farm

Sierra Valley Farms is a 65-acre certified organic farm and native plant nursery situated on the Middle Fork of the Feather River in the majestic Sierra Valley.

Project Summary
  • Start Date: 2019
  • Farm Size: acre(s)
  • Products: Fruit & Vegetable
  • Loan: $32,691
  • Interest Rate: 8.00%
  • Term: 1 year(s)
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Description

Sierra Valley Farms is a 65-acre certified organic farm and native plant nursery run by Gary Romano. The farm is located in the Sierra Valley, California and has been certified organic from 1999. Sierra Valley Farms specializes in vegetables such as asparagus, radishes, lettuces, garlic, micro greens, and more. They keep a large portion of the farm property as perennial meadows solely for wildlife habitat and watershed improvements. Sierra Valley is California's only on-farm organic farmers market in the summertime.

Meet the Farmers

Gary and Kim Romano have been farming Sierra Valley Farms since 1996, when they took all the 3rd generation farm corrals with 50 years of composted manure to experiment with organic vegetable varieties. The team primarily consists of Gary and his father, Lou, as well as volunteers. Gary has also written several books on farming.

Sierra Valley Farm

Reason for Loan

Sierra Valley was looking to professionally install 3,000 feet of 8-foot deer fence to get ahead of the deer season.

What's Next?

Sierra Valley Farms paid back their loan in full with funds from a conversation easement from a land trust with an 8.0% interest rate.

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