First Rain Farm

Ashley Votaw

Co-Founder of First Rain Farm


Founded in 2012, First Rain Farm is the still-evolving accomplishment of a passion to grow food well, to make a living while doing it, and to become an integral part of an inter-connected, highly supportive community in Nevada County, California.

First Rain Farm is an attempt to embody a place on the earth through a system of farming that co-exists with the soil, water, plants, animals, and people that live there.

First Rain Farm supplies HAALo with local herbs for the community and hosts classes for hands-on farming and herb-processing experience.

For more information about the farm and farmers, and to see fun photos of goats and the transformation of a piece of land that hadn’t been farmed in decades, visit the First Rain Farm website.