Pomo Tierra Ranch

Bob Bernstein

Pomo Tierra is a collective established in 1971, located in the Anderson Valley, in the gentle rolling hills of Mendocino County. The 80-acre property is home to a historic Gravenstein apple orchard with trees planted around the turn of the century. Pomo Tierra’s main apple variety is the Gravenstein, although they now grow many other varieties as well, including Fujis, Sierra Beauties, Pink Ladies, and Golden Delicious, to name just a few.

Bob Bernstein, known by market goers as “Bernie,” is a member of the collective and a co-owner of the property, and he has managed the orchard and farm business since the early 1970’s. He asserts, “The hot summer days and cool nights of Mendocino County, along with our dry farming practices, help us produce some of the finest apples in the country.”

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Markets:North Berkeley (Thursday)Downtown Berkeley (Saturday)Season:
Year-RoundProduct: Yukon Gold potatoes, quince, pears, figs, and over 20 varieties of apples, in addition to apple juice, apple sauce, and apple cider vinegarFarmer's Name: Bob BernsteinMailing Address: 31723 hwy 128
Yorkville, CA, CA 95428
Email: bernie@mcn.orgFarm Location:
Yorkville, Mendocino County, CADistance From Berkeley:
90 milesSoil Type: ClayWater Source: Spring & WellAbout the Farm:
Bob manages Pomo Tierra Ranch mostly solo for most of the year. For large projects, he hosts work parties attended by 50-100 friends and acquaintances, which not only get the work done but are a tremendous amount of fun.Organic Certification: Certified Organic by CCOF since 1978Fertilizer: CompostWeed Control: Mowing, hand weedingPest Management: Mowing, clearingAcreage: 30 acres