About Farms of Amador

Become a Friend of Farms of Amador!

 

Eat Fresh. Buy Local. Let’s grow together!

 

FARMS OF AMADOR is a countywide non-profit networking, educational, and marketing organization in the foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada.
 
We develop and coordinate youth-oriented and public agricultural programs for Amador County, promote awareness of our county’s agricultural assets, and support the Amador Farmers Market Association.
 
Our Mission:
 
We aim to create consumer appreciation of the importance of locally grown and purchased agricultural products, encourage Amador’s youth towards agricultural involvement, promote agritourism, and increase profitability and production for our farmers and ranchers. We are committed to building community and sustaining and supporting open space and the rural qualities of Amador County.
 
Let’s Grow Together.
 
Your membership as a Friend of Farms of Amador helps us: 
  • Support the Amador Farmers Markets
  • Host farm tours for local school children.
  • Sponsor agricultural education programs in our public schools.
Subscribe to our newsletter and join us at our annual farm/barn tour fundraising dinner. 
Amador County Agriculture
Beautiful Amador County is located in the heart of the Mother Lode in the foothills of Northern California. We are home to more than 376 farms covering 60% of Amador’s 363,500 acres.
 
We harvested 6,000 acres of grapes in 2015. We grow Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and more.
 
Our local ranchers and farmers raise cattle, sheep, pigs, chickens, and goats which contribute more than 12 million dollars to our local economy.
 
Amador County farmers grow delicious, healthy fruit and vegetables: peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, celery, peas, beans, squash, fennel, onions, garlic, cabbages and kales, peaches and plums, quinces, figs, strawberries, blackberries, pumpkins, walnuts… 
 
Our olive orchards produce a wide variety of olives and high-quality olive oil.
 
Our flower growers provide beautiful blooms for local events, weddings, and markets.
 
Amador County produce and meats are proudly sold by local farmers at our Amador Farmers Markets

 

Friends of Farms of Amador

Non-Profit Corporate Board Members and Officers

President: Lynn Morgan – ladairmorgan@gmail.com
Treasurer: Andrea Macon – andreajmemail@gmail.com
Secretary: Ericka Lutz – ericka.lutz@gmail.com
Board Member: Mel Welsh – melnbob@volcano.net
Board Member: Daniel D’Agostini – daniel@dagostini.com
Board Member: Susan Bragstad – amadorolive@twinwolf.net
Education Program Director: Ron Antone – lavender@southriverlavender.com