Fresh Starts Organic Farm
When I moved to Nevada City nearly 20 years ago and purchased a home on a few acres, I discovered some lovely but unfamiliar landscape plants. Curious, I started experimenting with and learning how to grow from seed and cuttings, as well as learning to save seeds properly.
As my collection grew and I became an advocate for organic growing, I noticed a lack of organic plants commercially available in our community. I often shared some of my plants within the community and learned that others also wanted more organic plant options. Combining my passion for gardening with the need for a local grower of organic plants, Fresh Starts Organic Farm was born in 2012. We have always been registered organic, and received CCOF organic certification in 2014.
I believe strongly in honoring and supporting our extremely fragile planet and its ecosystems, and organic growing is one way of achieving this. Fresh Starts plants are sold at BriarPatch Coop, Peaceful Valley, and the late winter Nevada City Farmers Market, and customers wishing to select from all available plants are welcome to schedule a time to come to the farm. In addition, I recently launched a farm newsletter to share advice and tidbits on planting in the hopes of enabling local planters to maximize their success and therefore contribute to a more sustainable future for us all.
Farmer: Randi Pratini