Mountain Bounty is a 50 acre organic family farm located high on the forested contours of the San Juan Ridge near Nevada City, California. We have two farm sites, each about 2 miles from the Yuba River. Our “home fields,” are just off Purdon Road and our larger fields are nearby on Birchville Road. We currently cultivate 18 acres, and the rest of land is a beautiful mosaic of forest and meadows. We are the oldest and largest CSA farm in the Sierras. The farm’s founder, John Tecklin, has been farming since the early 1990’s and started Mountain Bounty Farm in 1997. Since then, Mountain Bounty has become an increasingly collaborative effort, with a team of farmers making decisions and working together.
Our farming style and philosophy are very simple. By being very attentive to the land, the crops, and the weather, we can succeed at the very challenging art of growing good food. Our techniques involve time-tested organic farming practices that above all prioritize care for the soil. We make heavy use of cover crops, beneficial insectary plantings, compost and organic soil amendments. We are certified organic by CCOF. However, we see the organic standards as a starting point and believe that a much better job is possible. Our efforts and investments are rewarded with a bounty of exceptional produce and a farm that continues to improve year by year.
We aim to provide a reliable local source of the highest quality produce for our area, and to work towards the economic sustainability of our rural community. We also want the farm to be a place of inspiration and beauty, a place to reconnect to food and the joys of food culture. We hope that Mountain Bounty will be a farm to celebrate, a farm that you help create and sustain for the future.
thank you for your continued support
After all these years, we remain as committed as ever to the CSA ideal of building a relationship of trusting support between farmers and eaters. We are grateful to all of our members for their continued support. Thank you for believing in us.