Alvernaz Farm

This beautiful farm is located in Merced County near the town of Livingston. In the early 1960’s, Joe Alvernaz purchased this 211 acres of prime farmland which is ideally suited for growing sweet potatoes. Joe and his son Jim rotate the sweet potato plantings with Merced Rye grass. The family decided to protect the farmland from urban encroachment with an agricultural conservation easement, and the land was permanently protected in July 2011.