Who are We?

The Old 1862 Ranch was originally settled in 1862 and since that time has been a dairy, a sheep and cow ranch and now is a hay ranch and farm. It is currently owned by Jim and Jan Loverin, who have lovingly updated the 1930's style house and maintained the historic buildings.  They have researched the property and have talked with previous owners who have shared histories and personal stories.  The Loverins continue to love and cherish this ranch land and strive to enhance the natural beauty of this amazing valley.

Our Garden

Our farm grows a wide variety of vegetables.  This year we are growing  8 different varieties of tomatoes, garlic, onions, rhubarb, spinach, delicata winter squash, eggplant, summer squash, corn, french fingerling potatoes, romanesco, watermelons, peppers and herbs! This year we will be hosting our Farm-to-Table Dinner on Saturday,  September 13th.  The evening promises to be delightful with agri-tours of our farming and ranching operation and cocktails at 5 PM, then a gourmet dinner and wine at 6:30 PM.  Enjoy the rest of the evening in a game of horshoes, sit leisurely under the grapevine or swing on the front porch. Come and enjoy the natural beauty of Long Valley and the historic Old 1862 Ranch on Saturday, September 3 or 10, 2016.  

With 80 acres of natural pastureland, we sell high quality orchard grass.  All of our grass and vegetables are irrigated with  natural pure Sierra water.


Our Chef

Our chef is April Woodward, a long-time Reno resident.  She has been an avid cook all her life but in 2010, decided to give up her nursing career to go to culinary school.  Chef April attended the Cook Street School of Culinary Arts in Denver, Colorado where she studied culinary arts, wine and baking & pastry. After advanced studies in Europe, she undertook a four-month culinary internship at the Bonlongo Bay Beach Resort in the US Virgin Islands.  Since returning to Reno, Chef April works in Reno as a Personal Chef and Caterer as well as making desserts for a local restaurant. Chef April is a member of both the United States Personal Chef Association and the American Culinary Federation.

Contact Us?

Questions, comments, concerns? Shoot us an email at j1862j@hotmail.com