Rancho Notso Grande was founded as a commercial farm growing walnuts, peaches and tall bearded Iris in 1997. In 2006, the farm diversified into direct sales with the creation of a You-Pick farm and Read more...
Rancho Notso Grande was founded as a commercial farm growing walnuts, peaches and tall bearded Iris in 1997. In 2006, the farm diversified into direct sales with the creation of a You-Pick farm and road side stand, and has evolved to participate in up to 9 farmer’s markets a week.
To promote healthy eating and to take advantage of the ‘anti oxidant craze’ we planted many different types of berries. Today we offer 13 varieties of berries, peaches, apricots, nectarines, walnuts and pecans. During the season the farm is visited by hundreds of people, a day, from all over the world who want to experience where their food comes from and enjoy highly nutritious foods that actually taste ‘Yummy’. Our bushes are never sprayed with pesticides, so you can eat the berries, for free, while you pick some to take home. A common story by our visitors is that, one of the fondest memories of their childhood is: “I remember that my Grandma had berry bushes down by the river. We would pick them and make a pie. It was the best thing ever!” Today, parents and grandparents want their children to have these very special memories too.
It is interesting to note that over the last 9 years the community ‘lives’ their life around our berries. Everyone wants a fresh cobbler for Memorial day and Independence day. Fathers only want a berry pie for Father’s day if the kids will come out and pick for him while he takes pictures. As summer vacation starts for families and our sailors cycle home to Lemoore Navel Air Station; they have friends and family come from all over the world to visit. Most of them introduce their family to our community with a stop at the berry farm. As is often heard “it’s the most wholesome family thing to do around here.” However a visit to the farm is generally follow by a trip to Superior Dairy for ice cream.
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