Wild nettles are a unique seasonal delicacy, sprouting up with the rain for very short season in the late fall and early spring. They grow like a weed on the edges of the farm and are hand harvested only in their prime.They're delicious on their own brewed into a bright-green tea, added to soup stocks or stews for a delightfully rich earthy/briny flavor, or steamed and added to your favorite enchilada/pizza/lasagna recipe. They pair especially well with seafood and with eggs and pack a big nutritional punch to boot! Nettles are sometimes called "seaweed of the land" because of their complete spectrum of trace minerals and soft salty flavor.
Oak Hill Farm is 25 acres of productive farmland nestled against the western slope of the Mayacamas Mountains in Sonoma’s Valley of the Moon. The farm is part of a larger 700 acre property, which, as the founding property of the Sonoma Land Trust, is permanently held under conservation easement as protected wildland.
For more than fifty years we have farmed using sustainable agricultural practices. Our temperate Mediterranean climate allows us to harvest over two hundred varieties of vegetables, fruit, flowers, perennial greens, and herbs over the course of the year. We farm responsibly with our natural resources and respectfully alongside our native California oak woodlands and wildlife. It is our mission, and always has been, to farm in balance with nature.