History of The Land

Photos credit of Mike Merritt.

The land was originally inhabited seasonally by the Quiroste, a group of Ohlone Native Americans.  It was cleared and settled by the Steele Family in the early 1900's. In 1906, I.C. Steele built the farmhouse (that now houses us) and started an extensive apple orchard. Over the decades, the Steele family also raised flax for the war, dry beans, beef cattle and hay, among other crops. The farmhouse and two sheds are the original buildings that stand today. It is with respect and gratitude that we pay homage to all of the hard work and commitment of our predecessors.