Farm conquers Truckee’s harsh growing climate


Little Roots is proving farming at high elevation is possible. Photo/Todd Karol

By Ally Gravina, Moonshine Ink

Little Roots Farm, occupying a half-acre of land in Truckee’s Prosser neighborhood, is the only commercial farm within a 50-mile radius. Owned and operated by Todd Karol and Stacie Schultze, graduates of Sierra Nevada College, Little Roots focuses primarily on eight varieties of microgreens and also carries 10 to 20 other types of produce depending on the season.

What makes these guys so interesting is that they are the only commercial farm to tackle the industry in a climate many would consider hostile.

After graduation, the couple knew they wanted to work in the food industry while continuing to build their community in Tahoe, but they weren’t too keen on the idea of working in restaurants, and thus Little Roots Farm was born.

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