The Gnarly Carrot


Community focused and locally prioritised

Our goal is to use our farm to grow nutritious, organic produce to support the local community, providing it to you at our grocery store at reasonable prices, while supporting our community by offering a  wide range of products from local vendors.

Our Story

Most North Fork residents would make an hour long drive to Fresno or Oakhurst in order to purchase their groceries, sending money out of the local economy and lowering our sense of community. That is why we wanted to open a grocery store in North Fork focused on selling locally sourced goods, mostly organic produce and to support the local economy by providing a space for producers and artisans to sell their goods. In 2013 we started a fund-raising campaign to raise the money we needed to bring this vision to North Fork. We were overwhelmed by the support of the community who helped us to raise $32,000 needed to open our store in North Fork. Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen!


Local Produce

We invest in our local economy, and support our local community by sourcing produce and goods from local farms and artisans. Where possible we aim to supply all produce from within a 50 mile radius.


Smoothie & Juice bar

Using fruits and produce supplied from our farm and other local farms and orchards, you can rest assured that all of the smoothies and juices we provide are packed with flavour and carry no pesticides or chemicals. See our seasonally changing menu below



Interested in membership at the Gnarly Carrot? It’s a great way to save money, support your local small scale farmers and get access to our on farm community events.


Membership at the Gnarly Carrot is a great way to both make savings and be a part of our local community.

Members gain the following benefits for a $50 annual fee:

  • 5% off of all purchases

  • VIP invitation to annual events at Kern Family Farm

  • Weekly update emails from the farm

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Our Local Vendors

Below is a list of all of the local vendors we work with. If you’re a local producer or artisan and you’d to speak to us about stocking your goods, we’d love to hear from you!


Fresno Food Commons

Road 20 Farm and the Food Commmons Fresno produce many of the fruits and vegetables we can’t provide at Kern Family Farm. This relationship goes both ways as we also supply out signature blend of salad greens to the Fresno Food Commons and the Ooooby (out of our own backyards) affiliated CSA project.

Carter Creek Farm

Rick Hamilton’s Carter Creek farm is a beyond organic endeavor running out of Ahwahnee CA. and supply us with pastured pork. Rick’s grandfather and Ken Kern were good friends and business partners ‘back in the day’ and we’re proud to be continuing the family relationship.

The Oasis Garden - Mokichi Okada Association

Learn all about the Mokichi Okada Association and their natural farming practices by clicking the link below. We work with the Oasis Garden in Clovis, CA to provide a wide selection of fruits to our North Fork customers.

Blue Bird Trail Farm

Chis and his team at Blue Bird Trail Farm make incredible small batch olive oils and flavored vinegars from their farm in Coarsegold.

Kelly’s Cookies

Kelly has been supplying the local area with her gourmet selection of cookies made with premium, organic and natural ingredients.

Basilwood Farms

Basilwood farm is a family owned goat farm based in Prather, CA. They hand milk their goats daily and use the milk to create a range of skin nourishing soaps and other goodies.

Blossom Bluff Orchards

The Blossom Bluff Family Farm has been growing organic fruits since 1931 and helps to keep our shelves stocked with amazing fruits and stone fruits.

Sierra Lands Beef

Sierra Lands Beef is owned by the Sierra Foothill Conservancy and represents a producer partnership aimed at benefiting the local communities and environments. The cattle are raised using holistic management practices on the scenic lands and open spaces of the Sierra Foothills in all three counties and never given hormones or antibiotics.

You Sweet Thing

You Sweet Thing from North Fork, CA provide us with a wide selection of incredible Jams and Jellies. They seek out the finest locally produced fresh fruit, picked at the peak of ripeness.

Sciabica’s California Olive Oil

Operating out of Modesto, CA, Sciabica’s have been cold pressing olive oil in the valley since 1936 and provide us with a great selection of flavored olive oils and vinegars.

From My Garden

You can read more about Sandy’s story and the history of ‘From My Garden’ by clicking the link below. Sandy provides us with lavender infused jellies, teas and baked treats.

Visit Us

The Gnarly Carrot,

32954 rd 222,
North Fork, 93643

(559) 877-8400


Contact Us

Have any questions about the Gnarly Carrot? Are you a local producer who wants to work with us, or are you a customer and would like to make a suggestion or see us carry a certain product or service?

We’d love to hear from you!