Califonia Bountiful

Unique gifts in an unlikely place

Nov./Dec. 2009 California Country magazine

Placer County Farm Supply in Newcastle has a gift for everyone on your holiday list.

The terrific and helpful Placer County Farm Supply staff includes, from left, Mandy Lancaster, Abbey Crews, Theresa Rhine, Corky Porterfield, Ron Berg, General Manager Pam Fanini and Debby Campbell.

I am one of those people who shops all year for the perfect holiday gift for each of my family members and friends. And I am completely finished by Thanksgiving. This year things will be much easier, thanks to a unique little place I found.

Embroidered Roper hoodie

Carhart thermal

Drunk horse wine stand

Embossed leather purse

Black felt cowboy hat

Turquoise and silver horse necklace and earring set

Hand-painted and embossed leather belt

Celebrating 60 years of serving farmers and small ranch owners, Placer County Farm Supply in Newcastle is a true diamond in the rough. When you drive up you will see a vast supply of Red Brand fencing material, wood pellets, Purina feed products and Blue Ribbon portable horse barns. Inside, General Manager Pam Fanini and her great staff have put together a unique mix of clothing, boots, home accessories, handcrafted jewelry, riding supplies and so much more. I guarantee that you won’t leave without a gift for everyone on your holiday list. And the best part is, you don’t have to navigate the mall.

From Wrangler jeans for the whole family to Cruel Girl wear for the gals and Ariat boots for all, this store is stocked and the prices are great! The Carhart line of work and casual wear for men and boys will even please your picky teenager.

I had never been in a farm supply store, even though I have seen quite a few of them as I travel throughout the state. So stop and take a look the next time you see a farm supply store sign. If you are traveling on Interstate 80 to or from Reno, take a little detour in Placer County and do some shopping at my new secret gift place—the Placer County Farm Supply.

Contact your local Farm Bureau to find a farm supply store in your area. Have fun shopping without going to the mall!

Rosanna Westmoreland is the editorial director for California Country. She can be reached at 800-698-FARM or

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