About Us

Started in the Fall of 2022, The Farm at Worman Mill is a small, family-run farm producing flower and vegetable starts, fresh produce, and microgreens for the mountain community. 

We are located in Ahwahnee, California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Our 2.5 acres was once the homestead of Dan and Ruby Worman who farmed, had an orchard, and long-operated a saw mill powered by a pelton wheel

Read our story here.

About the Farm

Our mission is to increase access to locally grown food. 

While the Sierra Foothills are home to America's Backyard, Yosemite National Park, and its 5 million annual visitors, access to fresh, locally grown food is a persistent challenge for many residents. Healthy food is expensive and many households regularly drive more than 50 miles to Fresno or Merced to grocery shop. We want to be part of a solution to that problem in our community by encouraging more backyard gardening-- we think everyone can grow something to eat-- and helping increase availability of affordable produce with our market garden and microgreens. 

It's all about nutrition, nutrition, nutrition! 

We are in the process of pursuing USDA organic certification. Though we have not received that certification yet, everything we're doing is using organic practices, using organically certified seeds, soil, and amendments wherever required and/or possible. 

What We Grow

Nursery Starts

We originally started by focusing on flower and vegetable starts. 

In 2024, we will build on our first-year success and have plans to offer much more quantity of our nursery starts, many of whom have successfully graduated from trialing here at our farm. 

Fresh Produce

Mountain residents know that fresh, locally grown produce can be hard to come by. And when it is available it's often not accessible to everyone. Our goal with our market garden is to grow a variety of produce items and make them more and more accessible in our community. 

In 2023, we grew a wide variety of crops. In 2024, we plan to narrow that down a bit more so we can grow more of the varieties we're focusing on. This year we plan to increase our growing grounds by more than 200%. 


We currently grow about 20 varieties of microgreens. Whereas most consumers recognize them from high-end eateries, often used as a garnish, our aim is to make microgreens available year-round as part of a healthy diet. 


If you drive by or visit the farm you'll see that we are also building out our ability to have animals. We currently have rabbits, goats, and chickens. In the future we hope to also make available eggs, broilers, market lambs, and market goats. 

Meet the Team

Adam and Kristen McLane

We're nerdy plant people.

Adam is more into vegetables and manages the greenhouse, makes sure all the seeds are sown and ordered and all the plants have water. He's also a weather and gadget geek who is fundamentally a little bit lazy, so he's always tinkering on ideas to make the process automated or easier, more efficient. 

Kristen is deep into native plants. So if you ever want to just geek out about plants, their Latin name, their life cycle, just strike up a conversation. Her love for native plant life is what drew us to this property on the edge of the Sierra National Forest. Around here Kristen keeps us organized and moving. 


A 2023 graduate of UCLA, Megan is spending some time at home with the family, helping us build our farm business. You'll most often see her at our farmers market booths.


If you ever see us out and about you will no doubt meet Jackson, our fun-loving youngest child. Jackson is very helpful around the farm. Right now, he's in charge of the rabbitry.