||Earl Bolin originally purchased the 10 acre ranch from Melvin Bobo in 1942 for just $450.00.
||Earl purchased an additional 7.2 acres from T.V. Doubs. While working at Gladding McBean, Earl formed a small farm with dairy and chickens.
||The first citrus trees were planted.
||I purchased the ranch with 100 Satsuma mandarin orange trees from Earl. Fifty of those trees are still producing fruit today.
||I purchased another 10 acres from a neighbor.
||After a completing a three-year transformation process, I am proud to say that Side Hill Citrus became 100% California Certified Organic.
||After purchasing an additional 21 acres from Eugene Nodahara, my family began to plant more Satsuma mandarin orange trees.
||The climate here in Lincoln is good for the growth of the trees and this sweet, seedless fruit. By this time we had planted over 3,000 Satsuma mandarin orange trees
||Side Hill Citrus became the only certified organic mandarin ranch to be permanently preserved through the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Placer Land Trust, and Placer Legacy.