Meet Your Farmers: Kim Dellacorva of One Feather Ranch
We are excited to present to you the second blog entry in our new “Meet Your Farmers” series here on the Mendocino Generations blog! If you don’t already know, Mendocino Generations is an alliance comprised of over 60 farms — all unique in their very own way. From their appellation, to their product, growing techniques and more, we delve deeper to develop a more connected appreciation for the amazing farmers who collectively comprise the Mendocino Generations family. This month, we’re thrilled to be featuring the fabulous Kim Dellacorva of One Feather Ranch. We had a few questions for Kim and here is what she had to say…
Q: Please introduce yourself. How long have you been a member of Mendocino Generations?
A: My name is Kim Dellacorva, owner of One Feather Ranch, which is a 487-acre estate located in Redwood Valley, California. I have been a member of Mendocino Generations for 2 years.
Q: How did you get your start in farming Cannabis?
A: We bought the ranch first and then were inspired by our neighbors to keep cultivating the gardens that were started by the previous owner. We bought the ranch with the goal of turning it into an eco-resort sometime in the future. That is still our goal.
MG: A cannabis farm and eco resort! That sounds amazing! We can’t wait to hear more about it.
Q: With so many cannabis farms in Mendocino County, what makes One Feather Ranch farm unique?
A: The ranch is unique because of its exquisite beauty and the wildlife that exists on every square feet of it. On our ranch the wildlife and nature comes first… The cannabis plants get to co-exist with an orchard, watermelons and hummingbirds. We are at an elevation of 2300 feet and get to experience some snow, and the beautiful coastal fog infusion.
Q: Which strains are you growing this year at One Feather Ranch?
A: We are growing Mendo Gen and Arcanna strains: sour cherrymore, 13 Wookiee, Lemon fire OG, and keep Tahoe blue.
Q: How would you describe your journey to compliance this year in California?
A: Long, frustrating and amazingly expensive. We are just in the middle of creating compliance for the micro business permit as well.
Q: Tell us about your farming techniques: newts, sun / indoor, etc.
A: We have been farming biodynamic wait for six years. Although we can’t get certified because of the livestock requirements. I find it very difficult to satisfy the cloven hooved animals participation. We have so many predators up here on the ranch.
MG: Thanks so much for your time, Kim! One Feather Ranch it truly stunning and it’s great to hear how dedicated you are to your craft and the Mendocino Generations family.
Want to know more about Kim and One Feather Ranch? Be sure to follow our blog as we’ll be updating you on the Ranch’s progress in acquiring their micro business permit and it’s evolution into an eco resort! Have a Mendocino Generations farm you’d like featured on the blog? Let us know by writing Chiah@MendocinoGenerations.com.