A Family. A Farm. A Dream.
In June of 2019 Archer & Annie became the proud new owners of Magnolia Orchard while working with the original Hansen Family that has run it since its very beginning. Aside from the amazing organic Citrus orchard filled with owari satsuma mandarins, blood oranges & meyer lemons they have expanded under the name Solstice Farms and plan to bring a variety of other seasonal offerings.
With the dream of sharing the land with friends, family and guests they built out their first vintage airstream in early 2020 and finished a vintage streamline shortly after. Since then they overhauled part of an existing farmworker quarters into a cute studio and also added a small A frame glamping cabin to the property to be able to welcome more guests and offer a different range of farm stay experiences.
Son of Danish immigrants, Hans Nicholas “Nick” Hansen was born in Benicia, California, and came to Loomis in 1892 at age eight. He grew up on his father’s ranch on Dane Colony Lane, now Leak Lane, east of town. He purchased a nearby ranch on Horseshoe Bar Road at Hansen Road and named it Magnolia Orchard. He was president of the Loomis Fruit Growers Association from 1937 to 1950.
Archer & Annie got Married on
the Farm and are enjoying their
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