Our Farms

We’ve protected 50 family farms covering nearly 15,000 acres.  If all that land grew the same crop, it could grow enough grapes to make three bottles of wine for every adult in California!  Meet our farms here.

Bear Creek Ranch

This picturesque ranch is located in Merced County east of the City of Merced. The ranch is part of the historic Del Monte Peach Ranch. It is a large, efficient ranch to farm with excellent soils. The almonds receive water from the Merced Irrigation District and a...

Alvernaz Farm

This beautiful farm is located in Merced County near the town of Livingston. In the early 1960’s, Joe Alvernaz purchased this 211 acres of prime farmland which is ideally suited for growing sweet potatoes. Joe and his son Jim rotate the sweet potato plantings with...

Beach Farm

Beach Farm is a beautiful 80 acre parcel located near the City of Livingston in Merced County. This prime farmland produces almonds and and has been in the family for 25 years.

Becker Ranch

Located near the town of Linden is Becker Ranch. This beautiful 44 acres has been owned by the Becker family since 1990. The land produces walnuts and cherries, and over ¼ mile of the Calaveras River runs along the south side of the ranch. The family decided to...

Brazil-Van Ryn Farm

Both Bill Van Ryn and Anthony Brazil are long time successful farmers in the Central Valley. They have converted the diary to a certified organic milk producing facility. Our easement covers 216 acres which supports the dairy and produces high quality organic feed for...

Brandstad Farms

This picturesque farm is located in San Joaquin County near the town of Linden. It has been in the family for 3 generations; 119 acres purchased in 1931 and an additional 79 acres in 1971. This prime farmland, the most productive in the world, produces walnuts,...

Cochrane Farm

Cochrane Farm is a lovely 44 acres located in the Delhi District of Merced County. This prime farmland produces three varieties of almonds; Nonpariel, Mission and Neplus. The land has been in the family …

Cole Farm

Cole Farm is located in the Delhi District of Merced County. These 28 acres of prime farmland produce two varieties of almonds; Nonpariel and Price. The land has been in the family for 35 years and continues to be farmed and managed by family members. An agricultural...

Du Granrut Ranch

Du Granrut Ranch is located in north eastern Merced County. These 40 acres have been in the family for 22 years. In January 2008 the family replanted the 40 acres with almond trees. These trees will produce a light crop each year until they reach full production in...

Espinosa Family Farm

The Espinosa Family Farm is located in the Delhi District of Merced County. These 39 acres of prime farmland produce almonds and peaches. It was permanently protected with an agricultural conservation easement in 2007.

Espinoza Farm

Espinoza Farm is located near the City of Delhi in Merced County. These beautiful 39 acres produce almonds and peaches and were purchased by the Espinoza Brothers in 1998. Working on the family farm gave them a great appreciation of the hard work it takes to produce a...

Furey Farm

This farm is located just east of the town of Planada in Merced County. The land has been in the family for over 100 years and has a beautiful view of the Sierra Nevada’s. These 391 acres of prime farmland produces alfalfa, sileage, oats, and wheat. The family’s...

Furey Ranch

This ranch is located just east of the town of Planada in Merced County. The land has been in the family for over 100 years and has a beautiful view of the Sierra Nevada’s. These 615 acres of prime farmland produces pasture for a heard of red and black Angus cattle....

Galeazzi Farm

The Galeazzi family emigrated from Italy to the United States in 1894, settled in Modesto and purchased 250 acres of prime farmland. Today, John and his wife Carolyn farm the land with their son Tom and his wife Tawnya. Other family members are also involved in the...

Humboldt Ranch

This protected 270 acre parcel at the northern edge of Merced County has established a permanent separation between the City of Turlock to the north and the community of Delhi to the south. What was once a jungle of Bermuda grass-covered stump grapes is now, thanks to...

Jorgensen Ranch

his scenic property is located in Merced County near the town of Gustine. The land has been in the Jorgensen family for over 100 years. These 290 acres of prime farmland produces walnuts, alfalfa, beans and other field crops. In tribute to their parents William and...

Langille-Carman Farm

Carman Farm is 38.8 acres located near the town of Hilmar in Merced County. The farm was purchased by Samuel and Katherine Langille in 1910, and was subsequently passed on upon their death to their son Colin and daughter Katherine. Colin worked the farm until his...

Magneson Dairy

This dairy is located along the Merced River in Merced County near the town of Ballico. The land was purchased by Charles and Christina Magneson in 1890. These 89 acres of prime farmland produce pasture for the herd of Holstein dairy cattle. The dairy milks 700 cows...

Magneson Farm

This picturesque farm is located along the Merced River in Merced County near the town of Ballico. The land was purchased by Charles and Christina Magneson in 1890. These 382.9 acres of prime farmland produce corn, wheat and permanent pasture. Recent environmental...

Main Stone I Farm

Main Stone I Farm is located in southern San Joaqin County between the cities of Tracy and Manteca. This 928 acre farm was the first agricultural conservation easement completed under the Williamson Act Easement Exchange in San Joaquin County. The farm produces...

Main Stone II Farm

Main Stone II Farm is located in southern San Joaqin County between the cities of Tracy and Manteca. These 225 acres are adjacent to Main Stone I and produce sileage corn, tomatoes, onions and asparagus. It was permanently protected in 2010 based on a right of...

Menghetti Farm

This beautiful farm in Stanislaus County was purchased by Charles Menghetti on January 14, 1919. Charles and his wife Anna raised dairy cattle, alfalfa and grapes. Peter and his wife Kathleen Menghetti inherited the property where they raised a family and continue to...

Okuye Farm

This beautiful farm is located in Merced County near the town of Livingston. The land has been in the Okuye family for over 100 years, and these 79 acres of prime farmland produce almonds. Okuye family members believe that protecting farmland protects the farmers,...

Pfeiffer Family Ranch

Pfeiffer Ranch is located in the foothills of the Diablo Mountain Range in western Merced County. It is the largest easement held by the Central Valley Farmland Trust at nearly 7,000 acres. The ranch is comprised predominantly of open grazing land. It was permanently...

Silveira Family Farm

This organic farm produces almonds and super high density olives for olive oil. Located in Merced County near the City of Livingston and the Merced River, these 62 acres of prime farmland was purchased by the Silveira family in 2003. Family members decided to preserve...

Sutter Home Winery

Sutter Home Winery purchased this prime farmland in 2010 from the Dumas family. In 2011 the land was planted with merlot and cabernet vines. In 2012 they will train the vines and production will begin in 2013. These 220 acres of prime farmland was permanently...

Ulm Farms, Inc.

Ulm Farms, Inc. is a multi-generational farming operation located just outside Modesto in Stanislaus County. These 151 acres of prime farmland produce almonds, walnuts and wine grapes. The land was first purchased in 1945, moving the family from Orange County in...

Zollinger-Nunes Farm

Zollinger-Nunes Farm is located near the town of Delhi in Merced County. This 74 acre farm was one of our first conservation easements. The farm produces peaches, almonds and walnuts. It was permanently protected in 1999.