We are a small-scale diversified farm growing a variety of produce, cut flowers and mushrooms. We began our journey into farming by volunteering at a friend’s farm and growing mushrooms in our small rental in the Tucson foothills. After deciding to diversify we expanded to our beautiful property located an hour north of Tucson in the Aravaipa Valley.
We are both first-generation farmers. Andrew’s interest in farming stems from his background as a chef, an industry he has been in since the age of 14. He loves blending his knowledge of cooking with the skill of growing food and experiencing the industry from both sides. Nicole is a massage therapist by trade and has always felt most comfortable working with her hands. Having a love for the natural world, farming has felt like a natural progression from body-work for her.
We love our Southern Arizona community and look forward to a bountiful future of growing together.
Jo Fiedler said:
Good morning. My boyfriend and I are from Las Cruces, NM. We have been toying with the idea of growing mushrooms, oyster and shiitake specifically. We are currently in route to Arizona on an unrelated business matter, but we’re interested in seeing if you allow visitors and maybe some Q&A about start up. If you have the time and are willing to give some advice, we would love to visit with you. Thanks in advance for your consideration.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can try to set something up. Happy travels!
Denise Barnes said:
Nic and Andrew:
What glorious photos of your operation. So glad to see you thriving. And Willy too.
Thanks Denise!! Hope you are doing well and the casita has an awesome tenant! We still have you to thank for helping us get started 🙂 -Nic