There’s More Than Corn at Davis Ranch in Sloughhouse

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If you were to take Jackson Road-Highway 16 out of Sacramento, while traveling mostly east, but a tad south for a half hour or so, you would come upon the delightfully rural community of Sloughhouse. 

Although the community is quiet and somewhat small, it does enjoy rich history.  

This past Sunday, when my grandson and I were returning home from a delightful daytrip to Indian Grinding Rock State Park in nearby Amador County, we did what so many Sacramentans who shuffle through Sloughhouse do. We stopped at the Davis Ranch Farmer's Market for ears of corn, prized among locals as being the best available. 

When we stepped back into the car, we had with us several pounds of peaches, plums, nectarines, in addition to a dozen ears of corn.  Davis Ranch has a bountiful array of fresh produce this harvest time of year.

Sloughhouse is a verdant valley which acts as a floodplain for Deer Creek and the Cosumnes River.  Prior to becoming known for its corn growing capacity, its land was mainly tended for the growth of hops.  Traveling backward in time, a generation or so, would have you witnessing trellises of hops growing up V shaped wires 20+ feet or so.  

Early history records that on a summer evening in 1840, William Daylor, one of John Sutter's cooks became one of the first noted white men to visit the area.  Daylor came upon the valley while conducting a search for some of the livestock belonging to his boss.

The area was populated by Miwok Indians.  Daylor later returned to the area with a friend, Jared Dixon Sheldon, who in 1844 acquired a Mexican land grant of approximately 20,000 acres.  Sheldon had a reputation for getting along with the Indians.

For more history on the area you can click on the following link: Sloughhouse History

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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What a perfect autumn story of harvest and bounty.  Your grandson is very handsome, takes after his grandmother...A

Oct 02, 2018 01:34 PM #1
George Souto
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Myrl I love good corn, and am also partial to all the other goodies you and your grandson picked up as well

Oct 02, 2018 02:48 PM #2
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
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Hey Myrl: Every Sunday my husband walks over to the farmer's market under the freeway in Land Park.  Next time we're out toward Sloughhouse, though, I'll ask him to stop at the Davis Ranch Farmers Market there and give that a shot. That's a good tip, thanks!!!!

Oct 02, 2018 06:33 PM #3
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I wish our apple orchards had nore than just apples, but this is Minnesota

Oct 02, 2018 07:46 PM #4
Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
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Hi Myrl: Fabulous Local Post! I love it when I find such high quality posts about an area I don't know--Makes me want to get in my car and go! Well, it may take several days but it woud be great fun to go get some of that corn you talk about!

Oct 02, 2018 08:50 PM #5
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh, that looks like my kind of local market, Myrl! Love the shots and I'm wondering if you used those peaches your purchased at Davis Ranch for another round of Drunken Peaches?!! 

Happy Tuesday!

Oct 02, 2018 10:34 PM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sounds like a very nice place to visit and I am glad you got to enjoy it with your grandson!

Oct 03, 2018 07:29 AM #7
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Enjoy your bounty. 

Chef Dolores loves to visit our local farmers' markets. The corn is the best of the season.

Oct 03, 2018 08:55 AM #8
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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Look at all that corn!  Sounds like you had a great time with your cute grandson.  It's a great time of year for farmers markets, so make the best of it.

Oct 16, 2018 12:05 PM #9
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