1999 the family purchased a 27 acre rundown farm in Hollister. We renovated this old farm house and some outbuildings. I also cleared out the land of dead walnut trees. I have always enjoyed the beauty of olive trees so I decided to plant 500 olive trees and supply them with a drip irrigation system. In 2000 I added over 120 trees which includes many different varieties of fruit trees, a vineyard of syrah grapes, almond orchard, fresh olive trees for canning, and a few large vegetable gardens.
In 2008 we decided to renovate this 100 year old barn we had falling down. This barn needed to be saved. I than decided to postpone my greenhouse project to save this old barn. We had the plans drawn to create a wood fired bakery and soon a brewery. She sells our olive oil and over 15 different organic breads at the Mountain View Farmers market on Sundays. She also makes other baked items such as graham crackers, croissants, pizza, and sandwiches. We spent our weekends on the farm enjoying the lifestyle I grew up loving. I enjoy seeing that the passion of sustainable farm living is passing along to our next generation.
We believe in the land, and in organic foods. We believe in a sustainable farm life. It is not easy, it takes work and dedication to this way of life. We wouldn't have it any other way. We share this life with our customers who I know appreciate healthy, organic food. The people of California can see where the food they eat is grown and I know I am proud of how it is grown and produced in an organic way of living. The Bakery and NOW Nuthouse Brewery (100 yr old Walnut Processing Barn) gave the name to us - Nuthouse Brew. Spring 2020 the brewery will be a nice addition to our lifestyle.