Agriculture in Nevada County has a rich history. It’s importance in our community is on the rise. From 2014 to 2015, the value of local produce from our farms nearly doubled. From wine to livestock to a wide variety of crops, it is a very active component of our economy.

The Farm Guide is your go-to publication for a list, profiles and maps of local farms, ranches, and agriculture-related businesses, locally produced products, and more.

KEY FACTS

NEVADA COUNTY HAS 354 FARMS

Vegetable Crops

  • 2016    $1,771,000
  • 2015    $1,581,000

Nursery and Flower Products

  • 2016    $502,200
  • 2015    $392,500

Timber Products

  • 2016    $1,800,800
  • 2015    $2,344,600

Fruit and Nut Crops

  • 2016    $2,120,100
  • 2015    $1,033,600

Livestock and Poultry

  • 2016    $10,483,700
  • 2015    $12,032,000

Apiary, Eggs and Wool Products

  • 2016    $500,100
  • 2015    $385,100

Pasture & Range land

  • 2016    $3,700,000
  • 2015    $3,700,000

Agriculture Total

  • 2016    $20,877,900
  • 2015    $21,468,800

KEY LOCAL AGRICULTURE BUSINESSES

Nevada City Winery has been recognized with numerous awards, including Best Zinfandel, Best Cabernet Franc, Best Syrah and Best Cabernet Sauvignon for the Sierra Foothill Region.

Mountain Bounty Farm is the oldest and largest CSA farm in the Sierras. It has been in operation since 1997 when it was founded by John Tecklin.

LOCAL SUCCESS STORY

Nevada County Tech Connection just hosted the first ever county-wide AgTech Conference. For more information, check out the NCTC website.