John Lagier and Casey Havre
80 acres in Escalon, about 79 miles to San Francisco
A fourth-generation farmer, John started farming in 1979 with an 80 acres of almonds and 18 acres of cherries. In the early 1990s, he transitioned to organic practices. The farm’s mission statement reads, “Lagier Ranches recognizes its responsibility as a steward of the Earth. This value is reflected in environmentally conscious use of water, energy, and other resources with our organic farming practices. This is a socially responsible organization based on a sound ethic of fairness to customers, employees, regulatory agencies, and our community.”
California Certified Organic Farmer (CCOF) since 1997. Lagier is currently applying for a Bee Better certification.