|8946 Olmo lane, Directly off I-80 on the Kidwell Rd. Exit|
|<sashaleah AT gmail DOT com>, <bigemmatus AT gmail DOT com>|
|Facebook page, http://thecloverleaffarm.com|
|Sasha Klein, Emma Torbert|
|Cash, Davis Dollars|
The Cloverleaf Farm is a farm located off I-80 at the Kidwell Rd. exit (*going west it is on the right side of the highway). If you are on your way to Tahoe, Sacramento, San Fransisco, Oakland, Marin or even Oregon, you can jump off the highway and come say hi. The Cloverleaf is located directly behind the Collins Farm farm stand, where they sell their delicious produce.
Summer 2011 was their first planting season. They planted sugar baby watermelons, yellow watermelons, purple beans, green beans, black and sungold cherry tomatoes, slicing tomatoes (including Emma's grandfathers Torbert tomato), basil, a plethora of hot peppers and sweet peppers, cantaloupes, eggplants and tomatillos. This year, the Cloverleaf is managing a stone fruit orchard and will have peaches, apricots, nectarines and figs for sale. The Cloverleaf is partnering with Bridgeway Farms, who has blackberries, strawberries, peppers, potatoes and onions, and Kingfisher Farm, who has a diversity of organically certified vegetables.
Emma and Sasha are both trained in organic and sustainable agricultural practices and their farm reflects that knowledge. No pesticides, herbicides or inorganic fertilizer are used to grow their crops.
Meet your farmers:
Sasha: Is a recent graduate of UC Davis where she studied International Agricultural Development with a focus in crop production. She first got her hands down in the dirt while living in Northern Thailand researching sustainable farming practices. Sasha spent five seasons working for the UCD Student Farm growing fresh fruits and veges for staff and students. She loves to talk about food, eat food, grow food and generally geek out on anything that she can eat. In the future, Sasha hopes to own an apple orchard specializing in heirloom American varietals and traditional American hard cider.
Emma: began farming in the cold bluster of NH and has discovered that California weather produces tasty tomatoes. She has farmed all over this country (&world!) including PA, WA, NH, Chile, Ecuador, and CA. She got her masters in Horticulture from UCD and currently works for the Agricultural Sustainability Institute. Her dream is to have a co-housing farm someday, and loves all vegetables, compost, and goats!
Information from the Cloverleaf Facebook page.
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2011-11-14 17:59:43 What times are the road side stall open? —ConsciousConsumer
2013-5-2 10:58:16 The farmstand is open Sundays from 11 AM to 6 PM. The U-picks will be open Sundays from 9 AM to 1 PM. The farmstand opens on June 16th! —etorbert