Wendy Baroli is a 4th generation Italian/Irish farmer/rancher. Her great grandfather Allessandro Baroli and his wife Maria from Genoa, Italy with their seven boys trucked farmed the old ranch located on Hash Lane, now part if the McCarran Loop, and Lakeside Drive. They began their life in the United States growing strawberries on the corner of Lakeside and Moana Lane later having a dairy, a small ranching and truck farming operation, and during the depression fed many local families. Maria Baroli was famous for her ravioli.
His father and brothers used horse and wagon to deliver vegetables to residents and small family run groceries through out the Truckee Meadows and as far as Carson City. Like many small farms in the area they grew pigs, chickens, and had eggs. Small farms disappeared in the area as land was more valuable developed into housing and a rich history has disappeared from a fertile Truckee Meadows farming community.
Wendy is a project consultant for conservation and farm management on a small farm which used to be part of Green Gulch Ranch, located off of 395 North behind Border town. She is a knowledgeable and able farmer. Her career has ranged from politics and small business owner to conservation professional for the United States Department of Agriculture; Her hope is to develop a 501 C3 non-profit organized as a sustainable teaching center as well as a demonstration for urban farming.
She caters to local chefs, families who have interest in Certified Naturally Grown fruits, herbs, and vegetable. There is also a work trade CSA program designed for students on a fixed income.
The farm’s mission statement is, “Our belief is that food is the link to personal and spiritual health.”
- Greens (year-round)
- Mixed hay
- Heritage breed
- Jacob sheep for meat and spinning fleeces
- Heritage breed chickens for eggs
- and a Jersey cow share adoption.
Next year will bring an orchard of apples and pears to be sold locally.
Contact her at: 775-677-0630 or e-mail: modernpen@mac.