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Saratoga in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Garrod Farms

 
 
Garrod Farms Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 29, 2011
1. Garrod Farms Marker
Inscription.
Established November 13, 1893

Garrad Farms was founded by David Garrod with the purchase of sixty-five acres. For over seventy years the family run farm was active in fruit production. In the following years the farm has been devoted to equestrian sports and vineyards.
 
Erected 1991 by Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 16.607′ N, 122° 3.642′ W. Marker is in Saratoga, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Garrod Road east of Mt. Eden Road. Touch for map. Marker is placed near the barn at the parking area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22647 Garrod Road, Saratoga CA 95070, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paul Masson Mountain Winery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Saratoga State Bank (approx. 2 miles away); Site of Martin McCarty's Toll Gate (approx. 2 miles away); John C. Hutchinson Building (approx. 2 miles away); Hutchinson /Cloud-Smith Store/Samuel Cloud House
Garrod Farms Marker and Antique -1903 Barn image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 29, 2011
2. Garrod Farms Marker and Antique -1903 Barn
(approx. 2 miles away); McCarthy Building (approx. 2 miles away); Grover House (approx. 2 miles away); Saratoga World War I Memorial (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saratoga.
 
Regarding Garrod Farms. Originally a farm producing fruit, the business has grown to a successful winery and equestrian sports facility. Trail rides and programs are offered as well as boarding. Also a wine tasting room allows visitors to taste and purchase the family produced wines.
 
Also see . . .  Cooper-Garrod Vineyard. Since 1972, aging orchards have been replaced with grapes which thrive in this microclimate. (Submitted on April 6, 2011.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
Garrod Farms Marker and Antique -1903 Barn image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 29, 2011
3. Garrod Farms Marker and Antique -1903 Barn
Antique - 1903 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 29, 2011
4. Antique - 1903
Madrone - 1964 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 29, 2011
5. Madrone - 1964
Sequoia - 1964 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 28, 2011
6. Sequoia - 1964
Fruit House - 1922 & Tasting Room - 1994 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 29, 2011
7. Fruit House - 1922 & Tasting Room - 1994
The left section of the building is used as the fruit house and the right is the tasting room and gift shop. There are historical displays in the tasting room dealing with the owner-families.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 673 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 6, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on April 7, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on April 6, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5, 6, 7. submitted on April 7, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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