Great Basin Community Food Co-Op
2854 acres in Susanville, CA
85 miles to market
72 miles as the crow flies
Hulsman Ranch is proud to be a true family farms as it owned and worked by the descendents of John Hulsman who started it in 1862. 2012 marked the 150th anniversary of his great-granddaughters shepherding his original farm. It has been own and worked by woman for over 100 years, since John Hulsman passed away in 1914 and his wife Hannah took over its operations. Their daughter Hannah Hulsman took the reins in 1932 while our mother Phyllis Tangeman began her ownership in 1962 although she had been working the farm since 1947 with her Aunt. Hannah and Susan Tangeman are its current stewards, with Hannah learning the trade of farming from her mother from 1982. She and her sister created their partnership at their mother’s passing in 1990 teaming to continue the ethic that has nurtured this beautiful landscape.
We only feed our livestock grass from our own meadows and hay we put up under ideal conditions. With the drought the last couple years we had to rent pasture from our neighbors Nagel and Mallery who have adjoining properties. The cattle were the only ones grazing there. They have natural pastures. We also had to purchase some hay the last couple years which we had the producers sign that the hay was non- GMO. We feed no grain and our only supplement is salt.