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 16 acres, and the the rest of land is a beautiful mosaic of forest and meadows. We are the oldest and largest CSA farm in Nevada County. 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.
Through careful management we achieve surprising yields of exceptional quality produce. We grow an incredible diversity of vegetables, fruits and cut flowers for our year-round CSA program. We also sell to local stores and restaurants, and participate in the Nevada City farmers market on Saturday mornings from June through November.
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 of Mountain Bounty, and of local farms and farmers. Thanks for believing in us.
The farm is run by John Tecklin, Angie Tomey, Missy Neville, Abby Carnevale, Cory Jones, Rachel Klein, Mike Berlinghieri, and Aaron Zueck. We are joined by 5 interns each year. We are very fortunate to be a part of such a fun, talented, and hardworking crew!
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.
Our Growing Practices
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.