About Farms of Amador

 

Farms of Amador is a countywide networking and education organization whose mission is to increase the sales of local agricultural products.

Amador County is home to over 376 farms that cover 60 percent of its 363,500 acres. Over 6,000 acres of grapes were harvested in 2015, including Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and many more.

Cattle, sheep, pigs, chickens, and goats are also raised on local farms and contribute over 12 million dollars to the local economy.

Amador County farmers grow fruit and vegetables including peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, celery, peas, beans, quinces, figs, strawberries, blackberries and pumpkins, and walnuts. There are many olive orchards in the county that produce a variety of olives and high-quality olive oil and flower growers provide a wide variety of specialty cut flowers for local events, weddings, and farmers markets.

Amador County produce is proudly sold by local farmers at the Amador Farmers Markets and through the Mother Lode Harvest CSA.


 

Friends of Farms of Amador

Non-Profit Corporate Board Members and Officers

Board Member & President/Treasurer: Susan Bragstad – amadorolive@twinwolf.net
Board Member & Secretary: Andrea Macon – andreajmemail@gmail.com
Board Member: Supervisor Lynn Morgan – ladairmorgan@gmail.com
Board Member: Mel Welsh – melnbob@volcano.net
Board Member: Daniel D’Agostini – daniel@dagostini.com
Board Member: Ron Antone – lavender@southriverlavender.com
Board Member: Andrew Gardner – maigardneran1@gmail.com