RANCHO PICCOLO ORGANIC
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Silveira Farms is a small organic farm operated by David and Michelle Silveira. The farm began in 2005 and is located in Merced California. We produce organic hay for a local organic dairy and vegetables that are direct marketed. Our chickens are raised on grass pasture that produce eggs that are superior in nutrition and taste.
David’s love for farming began on the Azores islands where he learned to farm with his father. He then returned to the U.S. and studied agriculture at Cal Poly SLO. After graduating he worked in agriculture until we started our farm.
Michelle is currently working off the farm. Growing up in rural Washington has given her an appreciation for nature and a farm lifestyle that she is passing on to our children Antonio and Joseph.
We strive to have diversity on the farm and to sell what the farm produces. Occasionally the farm will collaborate or partner with another local organic farms to supplement your boxes with additional varieties of produce. We believe that this is the way a small family farm with limited capital can establish itself in a market place currently under the control of large corporations.