Bill and Raquel (Rocky) Barth have been married for 48 years and both came out of the Silicon Valley business environment. They spent 35 of those years in California and the balance in Minden, Nevada. While in California Bill was President/CEO of the W.H. Barth Printing Company working with major start-ups such as Intel, Apple and Atari etc. Bill sold the company to a Fortune 500 company after 35 years in the printing and publishing business. Raquel had just left her executive secretary position with Shell Oil Company. Bill and Raquel then started a company called The Wire Company which was a supplier of spiral and wire-o book binding wire. This company was the first to take this product into Mexico working with the World Trade Organization. Bill formed relationships with many companies and individuals which still last today. They sold this company to a Fortune 1000 company and Bill was appointed President with Raquel as Office Manager of this division for the Western U.S. After 5 years they decided it was time to move on to greener pastures.
The decision to build a horse training/boarding operation in Gilroy California grew out of Raquel's love of horses and all animals. After 4 years of building one of the largest and most respected horse operations in Northern California we received an offer to sell that was too good to pass up. Their move to Minden was always in the back of their minds because of Bill's past experience working at the Minden Inn for his uncle who purchased the Inn in the early 60's. He knew upon retirement they would wind up in Minden.
We both were very aware of the need for local produce grown in Nevada and decided to use our 10 acres to grow produce and open our own on-site FARMERS MARKET.
Bill & Raquel (Rocky) Barth