John Lagier and his wife, Casey Havre, along with 3 full-time employees.
80 acres in Escalon, about 79 miles from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
John started farming in 1979 with an 80-acre almond orchard and 18 acres of cherries. In the early 1990s, he transitioned to organic practices. The farm’s mission statement reads, “Lagier Ranches recognizes its responsibility as a steward of the Earth. This value is reflected in environmentally conscious use of water, energy, and other resources with our organic farming practices. This is a socially responsible organization based on a sound ethic of fairness to customers, employees, regulatory agencies, and our community.”
John and Casey met at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in 2004. At their stand, they also sell handmade jams, jellies, marmalades, and other fruit preserves under Casey’s Loulou’s Garden label.