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Towards A Climate Resilient Food Economy:

We have passionately searched the Sierra Nevada and Western States to re-discover the living library of plants still scattered across Northern California, those trees and plants left over from the 1800’s and early 1900’s Gold Rush era.   These are the grandmother trees that have become climate resilient with no human attention for the last 100 years. They give the best fruit and nuts in conditions that most fruit and nut trees can not endure with large annual temperature variations. These  grandmother trees have learned to thrive under the most harsh conditions. We want to make them available to growers, gardeners and communities throughout the West Coast.

We have personally found these trees and have taken cuttings directly from the 100+ year old grandmother trees that still cling to life in ghostly, historic orchards. We offer very rare and exclusive plants – some may have only just been rediscovered.

95% of plants available during the 1800s are no longer available today.  We are saving what is left before they die. 

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Thanks to Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply (originally started by our founder Amigo Bob Cantisano), a collection of some of our favorite species and varieties will be available through Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden for the 2024/25 Bareroot Season. 

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The SOLD OUT Varieties listed below are for informational purposes only. These are many of the plants we have found and sold over the years. While some of these varieties will be available this Autumn, many will not. 

Updates on what we have for sale this year will be available in October 2024.

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Orders only accepted via the website.

Cranberry

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These are the sweet, tart Cranberries you might enjoy at the Holidays, but our selection is sweeter than those found in stores. Ripe fruit keep in refrigeration for up to 9 months! The plants are pest and disease free, long lived, and slowly spread through self rooting. They are native to boggy areas and require a near constant source of moisture which can be provided by sprinkler or micro sprinkler. They ripen in November at 3000' in the Sierra. Most likely Vacciinum Macrocarpon, they are a small, evergreen shrub that creeps along the ground in thin vines then curves up, no higher than a foot, to produce beautiful, red fruit. Gathered from cranberry bogs planted sometime in the late 1800s that were left to Nature and are now the only wild, cranberry bogs West of the Mississippi! 4" pots or 1 gallon

Please Note: We do not ship potted plants individually. It is too expensive, but we will ship them when ordered with other barefoot trees. By themselves, they are only available for pick up in N. San Juan. 4"Pot

North Columbia, where this bog was discovered, is the site of the largest hydraulic, gold mining operation in history. Thousands flocked to this area for the glitter of the gold, bringing their plants from their home or homeland with them. We are fortunate that a migrating miner brought his favorite cranberry to the San Juan Ridge.

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