Patchwork Farm, 27 acres in a beautiful small valley in Northern California, is the "answer" to a deep-rooted dream of Sherri Lewis Wood to have a home in the country. As a military child and corporate executive, I had lived in more than 20 places before I was 40. I yearned for a home and garden where I could observe the seasons over several years, where I could see trees grow and mature, and where I could know my neighbors thru the stages of their lives.
How in the world did those desires turn into a 27-acre farm?
It started with the 2016 purchase of a 1-acre site for a home that would accomodate family and friends from the Bay Area. Six months later, the surrounding 26 acres became available for purchase and I said YES without a plan or a background in farming.
Currently I have 6 acres in lavender; a tenant who farms 1 acre in salad greens and herbs; and 20 acres are available for tenants for a variety of crops.