Hank Alrich at Sierra Valley Farms for Brunch in the Barn

This will be my first performance for Gary Romano, and starting with a Brunch in the Barn feels perfect to me.

I have had the pleasure of attending Sierra Valley Farms’ Farmers Markets, where the quality of goods offered set a standard that is hard to match elsewhere. Gary’s commitment to excellence is obvious. You can taste it in SVF produce. Here’s a taste of information that explains what he works with.

“Sierra Valley Farms is a 65-acre certified organic farm and nursery situated on the Middle Fork of the Feather River in the majestic Sierra Valley. The farm, located at 5,000 feet elevation, in Beckwourth California, has one of the most unique growing climates in the West. Sierra Valley Farms was first established as a native plant nursery in 1990 and broadened its diversity to growing certified organic produce in 1999.”

“The historic farm once owned by Gary’s grandparents goes back three generations in Sierra Valley and hosts corrals with many years of composted manures and organic matter. The Romano’s utilize the natural dynamics of cover crops, rotation of crops, wildlife intrusion, and the four seasons to enhance the already fertile soil. This, along with the cool summer climate produces some of the finest quality organic vegetables in the world.”