Welcome to the new food revolution.
Our names are Phil and Juany Noble. Together, we own and operate Sage Mountain Farm. We are an active part of the organic food revolution that is sweeping across our country.
Our Heirloom Tomatoes, Sage Candy Onions, Crimson Red Watermelons and other high quality organic fruits and vegetables cannot be matched in quality and taste! They are helping us to become one of the most well-known, loved and popular farms in the Temecula, Hemet and Anza valley, we support all small Local Organic Farms and hope that we are an inspiration to other people that are intested in farming.
We are USDA Certified Organic growers, and are registered with the Riverside County and State of California Departments of Agriculture.
The company that helped us through the certification process was ORGANIC CERTIFIERS of Ventura, California. ORGANIC CERTIFIERS is USDA, IFOAM, ISO65 (EU Equivalent) and CARTV (Canadian Organic Regimen) Accredited, and has been certifying the organic community since 1996.
Their company was one of the first accredited by the USDA in early 2002, and they have a branch office in Temecula, California.
Growing, growing, growing.
When the Nobles moved to Sage Mountain Farm, they quickly planted a vegetable garden and filled up some of the existing corrals with cows, pigs, goats and chickens.
Starting with a small garden, Sage Mountain Farm grew from a hobby into a business.
They had some extra produce, and when they went to a farmers market, the people thanked them for coming and asked if they would be coming back next week. They came back and where told how thier produce was used and how much everyone enjoyed it.
Motivated by their passion for bringing produce to the marketplace, and their love for the outdoors and farming, they planted fruit trees, fenced of the property and purchased some of the land adjacent to thier original 5 acres.
Farming in the wilderness.
All of our fruits and vegetables are grown on our family farm using sparkling clean natural well water and healthy organic processes. At our high desert property, we also use organic guidelines to raise steers, chickens and pigs.
Close encounter of the bobcat kind.
Farmer Phil woke up one night because the dogs where barking. Armed with only a flashlight, he went to investigate and at first, didn't see anything.
On his way back to the house he decided to shine the light in the trees, and there was a bobcat in the pepper tree above the chicken coupe.
With the dogs by his side to protect him, he entered the chicken coupe expecting the bob cat to flee. It didn't move.
Obviously the bobcat knew Phil was there, he must have know when he came out the front door and down the hill to the coupe.
After staring at each other for 5 minutes, less than 3 feet apart, Phil tapped the flashlight on the tin roof and the bobcat took off.
A once in a lifetime close encounter with a wild bobcat.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).
Teats for tots.
Lisa from the La Jolla Elementary School had the insane idea of bringing a cow to her kid's "After School Science Enrichment Program" (themed science of food) as a demonstration of where milk comes from.
She doubted that a single one of the 600 kids at her school had ever seen a cow milked.
Fortunately, Sage Mountain Farm was able to transport a milk cow to La Jolla for an evening.
The kids and parents really loved it. Not so sure about the cow.
A food "empire".
Named after the Inland Empire, the third most populous Metropolitan area in California (14th in America) and a major center of agriculture, the Sage mountain Farm CSA is poised to become one of the finest, most diverse single farm CSAs in the area. Sage Mountain Farm is the only single farm CSA in the area, however we are committed supporting all true CSA's.
Sage Mountain Farm does believe that if you are paying in advance for your food to make sure that you are paying the Farmer. The reason why is the farmers needs the money in advance to operate their Farm. Seed cost, land payments, payroll, fertilizer, tractor repiars and more.
BOP (box of Produce) programs that aggregate product from small Farms don't need money in advance, however if they truly are buying from small Farms and not warehouses then they are helping the Farming community. Sage Mountain Farm is helping to write regulation with this issue.
This will happen not because of any desire to make money, or create an "empire". It will happen because of our sincere belief in how important the CSA movement is for the health of our planet and the people (and other living creatures) who inhabit it.
A "noble" son.
We work very, very hard with the hope that someday we will earn the right to be your very own farmer (if we aren't already). No one in the Sage Mountain Farm family works harder than our son, Justin Noble.
He is a key part of our distribution system and just about everything we do.
We hope to be your food supplier as well. The future of our Farm is the CSA. Small farms cannot survive without the support of their community.
If you reside in any one of the beautiful California Counties of San Diego, San Bernardino, or Riverside you're in luck!
Chances are very good that our food is available to you now (or soon will be).
If you knew more about what it takes to be a Farmer, you would revere your local Farmers and their Field workers as "heroes" in the modern food revolution.
For those of you that are not aware of the challenges of being a Farmer, perhaps this video will help to enlighten you (it gives a whole new meaning to the words, "support your local Farmer"):