Humble Beginnings in 1976
Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply originated in 1976 on tiny Peaceful Valley Road in Nevada City, California. The business started in a small garage and sent out a four-page newsletter to growers. As the business expanded, we moved down Peaceful Valley Road where we leased a few acres and a shed. The shed was only about 12' x 20' and employees had to use an outhouse! Since the business was in a rural area, we were able to have a greenhouse and grow nursery plants to sell to local customers.
We Grow As Organic Farming & Gardening Grows
In 1985, the first year a complete catalog was published, PVFGS burned down and many of the records, information and inventory were lost. A bigger building was then rebuilt, mainly through the help of its dedicated customers. When the business started to really gain in popularity, the tiny, private Peaceful Valley Road got so congested that Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply employees had to meet customers at the end of the road, 1/4 mile away, to help alleviate the volume of traffic. In 1989, the founder of PVFGS sold the business, which was soon relocated to a business district near downtown Grass Valley. The business moved another 2 times, within the same area, because of its increase in popularity. Eric and Patricia acquired the business in July of 1996.
PVFGS now enjoys ever-increasing recognition as one of the leaders in the field of organic supplies. Today, we have tens of thousands of customers and almost 60 employees! In January of 2005 we purchased and moved into our current facility at 125 Clydesdale Court, one minute away from our former location. Our 2,500 sq ft store is now over twice the size of its predecessor, our 3,000 sq ft offices are about 50% larger (plus we now have a conference & training room) and the roomier and taller warehouse (15,500 sq ft with a loading dock and two bays) has increased our storage capacity by approximately 50%. We have recently launched a beautiful nursery. Come and visit us, it's really worth the detour! – less