Sierra Valley Farms is a Certified Organic Farm growing vegetables and hosting agritourism events on the farm, including a summer on-farm farmers market, montly Farm-to-Fork Barn Dinners and a Food, Blues & Views Concert Series. In addition, farmer Gary Romano has penned two entertaining and informative books on farming and sells bottled drink mixes, horseradish and more. Sierra Valley Farms is an Event Trailhead where visitors can purchase even passports and souvenir dish towels and pick up a printed map of the sites for the day. Host Gary Romano will be on hand to share information on the farm's history and current operation as a certified organic vegetable farm as well as selling farm products and signing and selling his entertaining and informative books.
Family owned and operated, Indian Valley Lavender is nestled in along the banks of Indian Creek in the northern Sierra Nevada’s just outside the charming town of Taylorsville; providing small batch essential oils, hydrosol, dried bunches, soaps and sanitizers.
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Toby is a Long Time woodworker, new to the area, utilizing urban reclaimed lumber when available, specializing in Tree art boxes, Intarsia of local wildlife, traditional jewelry boxes, Pens, pencils, wood Bowls, antler carvings, and Maloof style rocking chairs (too big to bring to the shows, sell them in galleries).
He specializes in exotic woods from worldwide, and uses mostly dovetail joints on his jewelry boxes, some feature wood hinges. His freeform tree boxes are one of a kind since he does not use patterns, just draws them individually on each block of wood.
Melody lives in Portola on a five acre farm complete with 2 gypsy vanner horses, 2 donkeys, 6 miniature goats, 35 chicken, 2 dogs, 2 rag doll cats and one Rainbow Lory. When she is not taking care of the herd she finds her way downstairs to work on her beaded jewelry. She has beaded since she was a ten but in the last 4 years has gotten into doing fancy elaborated jewelry, featuring Swarovski crystal (Austrian). She loves what she does whether it is working with the animals or beading or doing crafts fairs. She lives a very fortunate life overlooking the beautiful scenery of Plumas
We started by refurbishing some old birdhouses in our yard. It turned into a passion of making unique, imperfect perfect birdhouses.
We make our birdhouses out of recycled materials from family, friends and acquaintances. We love making special order birdhouses like replicas of historic buildings, unique specialty bird houses, and sentimental birdhouses for customers.
The McGarr Family with Sierra Valley 4-H will be presenting animals for an adorable petting zoo for kiddos!
I use tin cans as the basis of my artwork. I convert these perfect "forms" from filling up the landfill to graceful home lighting and decor.
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My name is Elijah Clark and I have the privilege of raising my two boys in beautiful Plumas County along with my wife, Alicia. I love taking my family out to explore all the beauty surrounding us in this place we call home.
I craft custom country-style signs from my home. With each piece, I endeavor to express my love for nature and simple country living. My signs are framed welded art.
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When I retired I started building a CNC machine to carve pictures into wood of all kinds. Have been doing it for 5 years and selling at farmers markets and craft fairs.
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Judy Dailey of J. Dailey Design meticulously handcrafts quality stones, metals and crystals into wearable art. Most pieces are crafted using wire weaving and wire wrap techniques. Wire sculpted jewelry is an ancient craft dating back to 1446 B.C. It has been found in the pyramids as well as in ancient pharoahs' tombs. It is the only known metal jewelry craft that is created without soldering or casting.
"I have been a participating artist of SVAAT since its inception. I love the idea and the coming together of so many local talented artists and the folks of Sierra Valley. "
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I'm a retired French teacher who is hooked on spinning and knitting. I retired to my happy place, our family cabin in Calpine. I knit accessories (mostly hats) and make small shoulder purses from jeans and other discarded items such as place mats or other apparel items.
Lil' Meg's pumpkin patch is a fun place for all ages. It includes games and activities, picture boards, small play zone for kids with slides, family fall photo opportunities, vendors, pumpkins of all shapes and sizes and colors, gourds for decoration, winter squash, fresh farm grown produce, food, beverages, baked goods and raffle tickets.
I am a Northern California children's book author, born in Mt. Shasta introduced to the Sierra Valley area by my husband who's family have a place there and our daughter is now fourth generation to spend time there. I write children's book focusing on family adventures and also a series focusing on kids and horses.
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Pattie, the daughter of Leland and Phyllis Cross was born and raised in Loyalton and absolutely loves this valley! She crochets a variety of usable items - animals and things that mostly cater to kids.
Liz Ramsey, Operations Director at Plumas Audubon Society, is passionate about wildlife photography and conservation, especially birds. Wildlife in Sierra Valley have inspired her since she moved to Plumas County in 2017.
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Jill will be presenting general info about Plumas Audubon Society(PAS) and a variety of info about birds and ecology of the region. They will have games for children as well as bird houses for sale.
Artist Susan Wilson will be sharing information and a historical display about the extraordinary Alice Marble, born in Beckwourth in 1913, whose family is the source of the name for Marble Hot Springs. Alice overcame myriad challenges to become a tennis champ in the 1930s-40s, the first to win both Wimbledon and the US Open singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles in the same year, 1939. Alice was the catalyst for the African American Althea Gibson to break the color barrier in tennis (with Althea going on to win the US Open and Wimbledon in the 1950s), coached Billie Jean King and edited Wonder Woman comic books, which inspired her to tell stories of real Wonder Women from history. Did we mention Alice was also a spy during WWII?
Peter Rhode was born and raised in Portola, Ca., His interest in sculpture began at a very young age, along with profound interest in primitive art and anthropology. In his early twenties while in college in the Bay Area, he became fascinated with Paleolithic art as well as Mesoamerican and African cultures. These incredible cultures served as a catalyst for further research and a particular interest in recreating replicas of some of the most important representations of archetypes that transcended human traditions and art through time from places around the world.
My inspiration begins from rock itself. In each stone I see and feel the embodiment of a particular living thing, whether it be plant, animal, or human. I then try and bring out this idea but keep it in its most symbolic and mysterious primitive form. In addition, the rock I choose – typically granite or volcanic basalt – is central to its unique representation. My primary vision in each piece is to make it look as ancient and artifactual as possible. A work of art that looks and feels old, speaks with wisdom of the ages, and stands as a reminder of human industrialism and spirit.
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World Champion Teamster with Hall of Fame Mules. I have been driving mules for over 40 years and will be demonstrating antique chuckwagon pulled by team of mules discuss wagon, harness and mules.
Karen Rickman of A Bit of Beach designs, sews and embroiders home decor and beach accessories, which of course can also be mountain accessories! Karen's exhibit will include one-of-a-kind pillows, guest towels, flour sack towels, drop cloth tote bags, ball caps, and more. All items are made in the USA and embroidered right here in Sierra Valley and can be seen at The Lost Marbles Ranch during the Sierra Valley Art & Ag Trail. More information at www.abitofbeach.com.
Gloria & Ray Gipson of Earth 'n' Light, specialize in hand-made gemstone and crystal jewelry, including beaded Kumihimo necklaces and bracelets which accent focal gemstone, glass and crystal statement pieces. Their work also features original photographs made into necklace pendants, bola ties, earrings and keepsakes. Gloria & Ray collect and polish mineral and semi-precious stones to enhance their beauty. Earth 'n' Light will exhibit beautiful gemstone and crystal jewelry in addition to Kumihimo hand-beaded chains for necklaces and bracelets.
Erik has a small business in Portola making custom cabinets, wood & resin cutting boards and small decorative pieces- many handcrafted many made with remnants from the Dixie Fire.
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Marjorie Voorhees creates stained glass original and existing designs using the traditional methods of lead and copper foil. She works in a home studio and markets her work through Country Class Collectibles in Sattley, CA. Marjorie will be selling stained glass quilt squares, as well as Victorian and western-themed windows.
Scott Perry of Country Class Collectibles creates his art pieces using barnwood, pyrography and rusty metal found objects. Working out of a cabin at the headwaters of the Feather River, he creates western and Native American-themed artwork.
Jenna & Greg Gatto of Sierra Valley Yaks raise domesticated yaks, sustainably and responsibly, for meat and fiber. Yaks are versatile and multi-purpose animals, perfectly adapted for high-altitude living. Visitors can learn about yaks and feed snacks to the friendly yaks.
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Nick LaHaise uses local and natural materials to weave willow baskets, carve wooden spoons, and turn wooden bowls on a foot-powered pole lathe. Will sell handmade craft and also offer interactive and demonstration on foot powered lathe - 800 yr old technology.
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Meadow Valley Botanicals specializes in hand crafted goat milk soaps, lotions and a variety of herbal delights. Our small herd of mini-lamancha goats provide rich and creamy milk for our handcrafted soaps and lotions. Our gardens are carefully tended and produce a variety of botanicals which we use to create our unique products.
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Lorraine Nielsen is a fiber artisan creating hand-spun yarns and knitted/felted/woven products with wool from her own flock of majestic Jacob sheep using natural colors or forest and garden dyes. Inspiration for Lorraine’s fiber creations comes from an intimate relationship with the natural world and the whole process: raising the sheep, preparing the fibers by hand, the feel of each individual fleece, and the magic of respectfully-foraged natural dyes.
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Grab-n-Go Breakfast Pastries, Coffee and Chai Tea provided by the Feather River Coop on site
Katie has been hiking and photographing in Sierra County for the past 35 years! She also creates pastel paintings from the photos which you can see in her blog:
~updated every Sunday~
The Sierra County Historical Society is an organization of people interested in preserving and promoting an appreciation of Sierra County's rich heritage. Members of the Society will be selling copies of two newly re-printed books: Barns of Sierra County in Sierra Valley and Historic Houses of Sierra County in Sierra Valley. Both contain photographs, history, and locations so that visitors may locate sites.
Marty Flora does both pottery and gyotaku, the ancient Japanese art of fish painting, but has concentrated on gyotaku for the past ten years. She will have examples of her gyotaku on display and for sale.
Wynne Brown is a writer/editor/graphic designer based in Tucson, Arizona. Her book, The Forgotten Botanist: Sara Plummer Lemmon's Life of Science and Art (University of Nebraska Press, 2021) is the story of a remarkable 1880s woman botanist and artist for whom Arizona's Mount Lemmon is named.
Sara Plummer Lemmon married John Gill Lemmon in 1880; his brothers had settled in the Sierra Valley area years earlier, and the couple visited here frequently. The exhibit will include reproductions of Sara's botanical illustrations, and the book will be available for sale.
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Using watercolor, oil, and acrylics, Joanne Corso of I Am Love - Artworks paints landscapes, still life, and portraits as well as the occasional abstract. Her paintings embody a philosophy of creating the least possible distance between the moment and its expression. Her thematic material covers many subjects but mostly she is known for evocative landscapes painted plein air on the California coast and in the mountains. She also makes paper and makes photo cards from her paintings.
Oceanna createas beaded jewelry, beaded Crystal prisms and Car Charms. All Creations are Sparkly & Healing; utilizing natural stones and their focus.
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The beauty and living agricultural history of Sierra Valley inspires Bronwyn Olsen of Olsen Photography to share and preserve it in timeless photos. Bronwyn will have photographs, a seasonal calendar, bookmarks and notecards featuring Sierra Valley and the Feather River region.
Girl & Goose is a tiny boutique for tiny people located inside the Lombardi Mercantile. They feature handmade and unique items for babies, kids, dogs home crafted by local artisans. They will have a selection of seasonal, handcrafted, and Sierra Valley inspired items on special exhibit.
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Betty Thatcher works in watercolors to create country life-inspired paintings of animals, farm buildings, antique vehicles, and even hardware. Betty will have a variety of original paintings and greeting cards for sale.
This local mother and daughter duo will be serving up hot, locally roasted coffee, hot chocolate, and tea as well as an assortment of homemade pastries. This is a special one-day pop-up coffee stand!
Catch them in front of the Sierra Valley Home Store!
I am passionate about gardening and providing fresh food during the summer, well preserving/canning fresh food for the winter. We have some interactive teaching to present, how to do your own soil blocks, composting. There will be a petting zoo, small animals. Please come and enjoy the shade and sitting area in our backyard for lunch.
We will be presenting the Top Story garden, discussing the importance of composting/no waste of food. We will have a couple garden fresh recipes teaching you to use the whole plant. No waste! We will be presenting how to soil block your own blocks to start plants, and self watering containers. Great for kids to take a plant home!
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I am a homesteader committed to growing pesticide and GMO free food (meat, eggs, and produce) for my family. I sell excess eggs and produce, and I make and sell garlic braids every year. I also began making my own soaps, remedies and toiletries to get away from all the chemical additives in commercial products which were causing issues with my children. This morphed in to my very small word to mouth business - Doe Valley Soaps.
I am going to show kids and adults how to make soil blocks, recipes for soil block soil, homemade soil blockers and self watering planters. I will bring whatever fresh produce I have at the time, probably tomatoes, to sell as well as some garlic braids. I will also be selling homemade soap (bar and liquid), lip balm and comfrey salve.
The Osburn Family with Sierra Valley 4-H will be presenting small animals for an adorable petting zoo for kiddos!
I was blessed to be raised by an artist. My mother took us to galleries, museums, theatre and made every day an Art day. Being immersed in Art is all I know, it grounds me. I love to paint with wax, (encaustic), acrylic paint, watercolor paint, pastel and sometimes, I combine them all. I was an Art teacher for 30 years and have taught lessons in my home studio.
We will sell cards, prints, original art, floral designs and a little bit of jewelry. Actives will include paper marbling with ink, illuminated letters, and possibly painting or coloring.
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Grab-n-Go Breakfast Burritos and Coffee Served at the Golden West Saloon
Both of us are long time Quincy residents that love crafting. We work with acrylic paints doing fluid art on canvas and jewelry making.
We have been recently been showing/selling at various markets around Plumas country. Our work is resin coated on canvas and as well as coasters and jewelry
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Grab-n-Go Coffee and Doughnuts
Sierra Valley Cattlemen will be demonstrating tradition branding techniques at 11:30 AM. A hand crafted table donated by Scott Keogh will be branded and auctioned off as a fundraiser fort the Cattlemen!
Laurel have been painting gourds and barn wood for 8 yrs now and been and has been featured in 3 art and Ag tours.
You can see Laurel's Barn wood art featured on the 2022 SVAAT poster!
Kayte has 40+ years in Florist Nursery field and Robin has 30+ years in growing & crafting gourds and handmade crafts- together they bring their Handmade Crafts, Painted Gourds & Sierra Valley Grown Plants and Planters.
Sierra Valley Cattlemen will be grilling up Tri-tip sandwich grab n go lunch in downtown Loyalton from 12:00- 1:30 PM.
Tri-Tip Sandwich, Bag of Chips, and soda/water
Day-of Cash $20
Rosanna Angel of Heaven Sent handcrafts bath products using milk from her own herd of goats. Heaven Sent soap, lotion, bath salts and other goat milk-based body care products will be on display and available for sale at the Art + Ag Trail.
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Melissa is a Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs) and fiber (crochet) artist and will be demonstrating traditional Pysanky.
Local Performing Artist Brian Devlin will be DJing in downtown Loyalton as well as playing hits from his latest album Flynn McCool.
Sierra Valley Grange #466 was organized in Vinton in 1931. Grange is an agriculture-focused fraternal organization supporting rural Americans. Sierra Valley Grange hosts community weddings, funerals, 4H meetings, dinners and dances in the hall. The Vinton Cowboy Poetry Show was first held in the Sierra Valley Grange hall in 1985 and has been a popular annual event since. In addition to hosting several talented artists, the Grangers will be selling homemade apple pie by the slice, Vintage Quilt and Fiber Arts Display. As the Eastern Trailhead for the event, the Grange will also have Trail maps and information, passports and merchandise sales.
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Goodwin general Store will be selling Grab-n-Go Breakfast Burritos, Cinnamon Rolls and coffee inside the Grange Trailhead
Sharon was an associate artist with 18 Hands Gallery in Houston, TX from 2007 until their closing in 2017, participated in the Texas Clay Festival for many years and received many awards for her work in shows across the country. She has also taught workshops in the US and Italy.
Her work is functional, high fire porcelain with carbon-trap shino glazes whose surfaces reflect mountainous terrain.
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We make hand crafted leather items such as belts, wallets, earrings, knife cases. We also make crocheted hats.