Johansen Ranch

Fuyu Persimmons are now at The Patch, thanks to Johansen Ranch!  

Johansen Ranch is a century-old certified organic family farm owned and operated by Mila, Olivia and Rich Johansen. The family can trace their heritage in Nevada County to 1854! Johansen Ranch has supplied BriarPatch Food Co-op for more than 40 years and supplies us with tasty mandarins, oranges, Meyer lemons, melons and winter squash! 

Rich tends 48 acres of Satsuma trees planted by his dad and uncle in the 1960s in the town of Orland, California, 100 miles north of Sacramento in the northernmost citrus growing area in the world. Johansen owns and operates one of the last old-time citrus groves and runs his own packing house. 

 Johansen gives credit to the legendary Amigo Bob Cantisano for helping back in the 1970s. 

“This is where we live. We want our community to have fresh, super healthy food.”

Farmer Rich Johansen, Johansen Ranch