Fiction: The majority of land in Potter Valley is farmed by greedy corporate giants who have no ties to Mendocino County.

Fall in a Potter Valley vineyard, 2010Fact: There are approximately 4,500 irrigated acres of farmland in Potter Valley. Of over 300 water customers, only 1.25% are absentee owners. Only 110 acres are operated by what might be considered an outside corporation; however, the land is owned by a family that lives on this farm in Potter Valley.

Over 98% of the irrigated land in Potter Valley is family owned and farmed.

Potter Valley produces over $34 million worth of agricultural products that directly benefit the economy of County of Mendocino.