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Perched atop Gold Hill just a stone’s throw from the American River in the heart of El Dorado, Z&B Ranch could be any of the 1,800 USDA Certified Organic farms sprinkled throughout California. Owners Ron & Kelly Briggs grow certified organic apples, pears, cherries, peaches tomatoes and even pecans there.
Yet, what sets Z&B apart is what’s growing underground. Located just minutes from the gold discovery site that brought prospector herds to El Dorado 150 years ago, today, Ron and Kelly are extracting a different kind of treasure from the rich California soil. Z&B Ranch is the first farm in California to successfully grow truffles, a pungent, delectable kind of mushroom that’s considered a delicacy around the world. The catch? Getting their pigs to find these treats, without gobbling up the profits!
Join Ron, Kelly and Cory Tapia as they enlist the help of their hoggish friends to harvest this new cash crop!
Z & B Ranch
Saddle up for trail riding with some of California’s best equestrians at the Red Hawk Ranch and riding school. With hundreds of miles of riding trails, El Dorado is a horse lover’s paradise, and the Red Hawk Ranch is one of several riding schools in the area for greenhorns and vets alike.
Red Hawk Ranch