How it All Started!
One Thanksgiving weekend many years ago James and a couple of buddies decided to go for a drive. Driving through the night as the others slept James simply followed his nose. With the sun rising they found themselves in a beautiful community of a few thousand people spread thinly through the Sierra Nevada foothills. With three rivers running out of the Sierra Nevada’s, the Kaweah, South Fork and North Fork, the ground had nurtured American Indians for thousand of years before the first white men ever arrived. James had arrived in Three Rivers.
In the late 1800’s Three Rivers was the site of an attempt at a utopian society containing approximately 300 people known as the Kaweah Colony. Members searched the entire Pacific Coast and parts of Mexico before decided on the area now known as Three Rivers was the perfect place to settle. Remnants of the Colony are still present at the Kaweah Post Office, the smallest operational Post Office in the Country.
Since James’ discovery of Three Rivers he dreamed of an organic farm in the area. Dreams became reality in 1989 when it became possible to purchase and begin to work the land. With a rented tractor the farm began with the planting of 250 Fuji and Gala apple trees. In 1991 the farm became Certified Organic and has been thriving ever since.
Watering with snow melt off and being the first users of the water create the cleanest organics possible. We are surrounded by cow and horse pastures creating an excellent natural environment full of beneficial pests. We set up owl houses to encourage owls to live and hunt on the farm.
We thank our family, friends and customers for their support and love in keeping the dream alive. Special thanks to Jaci June and Eric Suoninen for all their labors and support.