Our family farm is located in Chino Valley, in the high desert of Arizona. Chino Valley has a long agricultural heritage, and after a careful search, we chose this area because of its abundant sunshine, clean water and mild, four-season climate.
When we started the farm 15 years ago, our only crop was tomatoes. We became known for beefsteak, heirloom and cherry tomatoes. Farmer Mike has tested literally hundreds of varieties over the years, choosing those that have the best flavor, shelf life and disease-resistance. Over the years, we expanded our crops to include fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers. We now grow everything from apples to zucchini, and a lot of points in between!
We have rescued many dogs, cats and even fish over the years. The farm also has become home to a cow and milk goats, plus horses, chickens, ducks and a pot-bellied pig. These critters enrich our lives and help our Farm Campers learn about the care and feeding of farm animals.
Our current projects include a solar field to power the farm and starting a CSA. As we get those up and running, look for news on our home page. As the Navy tagline said, “It’s not just a job—it’s an adventure!” To us, farming is more than just producing food—it’s a way of life, and we hope to share a part of it with you.
Mike, Kate, Amanda and the gang