John Lagier is a 4th generation farmer in San Joaquin County, California. His great grand father dry farmed wheat and barley and raised mules, his grandfather continued on the same land with a cattle ranch which his father diversified into almond orchards, vineyards and row crops. Each generation added more diversity to the farm.
John began farming grapes and almonds in 1979. He initiated his own generational footprint on the land in 1992 when he started to transition the farm to organic and we became Lagier Ranches, Inc.. By 1996 we were 100% organic.
We grow cherries, blackberries, boysenberries, citrus, almonds, Bronx table grapes, paw paws, and more; all of which are sold fresh on our farm, to local produce markets, stores, restaurants and farmers markets.
In 2000 our quest for sustainability and diversification led us to the creation of a commercial kitchen on the farm where all the sweet fruits of our labors could be packaged and sold directly to the consumer. The results are farm crafted almond snacks, almond butters & fruit spreads.
In 2007 we began using weeder geese in our cherry orchard. We now raise 250 Toulouse geese each year which we sell fresh at Christmas.
Lagier Ranches' Bronx grapes and Pawpaws are on the Slow Food Ark of Taste. Come visit us in the late summer for these divine fruits. We also will have a variety of heirloom melons & tomatoes this year (2009).
San Francisco Ferry Plaza - Sat - 8-2
Oakland Grand Lake - Sat 9-2
San Ramon Farmer's Market - Sat 9-2
San Rafael Farmer's Market (Marin) Sun 8-1
Temescal Market (Oakland) Sun 9-2
On the Farm
16161 S. Murphy Rd
Escalon, California 95320
Monday - Friday 8-3
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