A loan of $4,000 helped us acquire a refrigerated van in order to distribute our grass-fed meats, pastured eggs and organically raised vegetables in a safe and efficient manner for our clientele.


Solomon's story

Growing up a city kid in San Francisco , I dreamed as small child of having a farm to live on, but under the circumstances of being a son of a single struggling mother, never thought it would be a possibility in my life time. My mother was really the one whom was most instrumental in my love of the outdoors and nature, and even with her limited resources saw to it that I made it to summer camp every year, got horseback riding lessons when she could afford it and encouraged my love of agriculture in general. Some of my earliest memories are running around a food co-op our friends owned on Haight street in San Francisco when I was a kid, helping fill bulk bins, sweeping the floor and generally getting taught a good work ethic at a young age. Over the course of my teenage and young adult life I continued to work in different sectors of agriculture related jobs, from landscaping, working on several different farms and ranches, to working fighting fire and being a range conservation technician for the forest service for twelve years combined. I also spent five years as a agriculture technician for my local county agriculture department in the noxious weeds program. In 1996, my partner and I purchased 10 acers to homestead on and that really lit a fire under us which is what catapulted us in 2009 to seek out the ranch we are on now and allow us to expand into direct market grass based, organic farm production. We feel very strongly about taking care of the land we steward and living with the other beings that inhabit this land in which we all share.


This loan is special because:

It empowers a farm and ranch operation reach new markets.



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About Sweeting Ranch

Industry: Agriculture
Years in operation: More than 5 years

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