Devoto Gardens is a 20 acre diversified family farm that was founded in 1976 by Susan and Stan Devoto. The farm started out as one of the North Bay's original micro-green growers, and slowly evolved in biodiversity. Together with their three daughters, the family grows over 50 varieties of heirloom apples, specialty cut flowers, and pinot noir grapes.
If you want to read more about our story, check out this August 2012 feature about us and our farm in Food Paths.
It’s 4:33 a.m., the sun is far from rising, and I’m sitting in Stan Devoto’s driveway waiting for him to appear. I have spent weeks interviewing multiple members of the Devoto family, diversified growers of certified organic heirloom apples, specialty cut flowers, and pinot noir grapes, but I have yet to buttonhole Stan, patriarch of Devoto Gardens and Orchards...