Let me introduce to you Amy Arghestani. Amy and her husband have a not so little farm right here in West Sacramento with lots of farm animals. I met Amy when I was looking for some farm fresh eggs. If you ever needed some, you may email her at email@example.com
I mostly grew up in Sacramento. After high school, I attended UC Davis. Not too long after graduating, my husband and I went to work and live in the Bay Area for several years. We eventually moved back to the Sacramento area for a slower paced lifestyle and to be closer to family and friends. We ended up settling in West Sacramento and it was the best decision. Though I have a regular day job in the auditing field, I fill up the rest of my time with my various passions including hobby farming, cooking, reading, restoring anything vintage, and caring for and rescuing animals. Luckily, my husband shares the same passions and together over the last couple of years have built our own hobby farm called Sky Farms here in West Sacramento. It is still a work in progress and a true labor of love, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Q: Please tell us a little bit about your family.
My husband and I have been married for 16 years and we have a cat, two border collies, two caique parrots, two farm cats, and various chickens, ducks, and goats.
Q: Please tell us about your current, past, or future career. What do you love most about what you do?
My office job is great, but I love being outside with nature working on my farm.
Q: What are a couple of your favorite restaurants in our community?
It is hard to name a favorite- I love to support all the family-owned spots.
Q: How long have you lived or worked in our community?
We have lived in West Sacramento for 11 years now.
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in our community?
An old farmer who told me about a lot of the agricultural history of West Sacramento
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
The Italian countryside to sample all the delicious foods and wines.
Q: What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows?
A Christmas Story. It’s a family tradition to watch this every year. We named our parrot after Ralphie the main character.
Q: What advice would you give to people?
Live today, as tomorrow may never come.
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
Travel to Italy.
Q: What is your go to band when you cant decide what to listen to?
Q: What current or former local business makes you the most nostalgic about our community?
Q: If you could choose anyone that is alive today and not a relative; with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? And where locally would y’all meet for this lunch?
Betty White. She’s hilarious, upbeat, witty, full of life experiences, and looks great for her age. We would meet at Bogle Winery outside on their beautiful grounds.
Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about our community?
I love the open space, the nature, the diversity, and the small town feel, all within minutes of being in downtown Sacramento. It’s really the best of both worlds.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?
On my farm with my family, animals, and an expansive vegetable and flower garden
Q: (Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
I have a fear of clowns- I will have to blame the movie IT
Q: What is the most beautiful place you have ever been?
The Mediterranean Sea
Q: Favorite month? favorite holiday? and best single day on the calendar?
Favorite month- June, that’s my birthday month. Holiday- Thanksgiving. Day- the first day of Spring
Q: What would you rate a 10 out of 10?
Al fresco dining outside with a delta breeze
Q: Who inspires you to be better?
My husband- we drive each other to learn new things and try new experiences
Q: What is one or two of your favorite smells?
Q: What is one business you would like to have in West Sacramento? (which we don’t have one already)
I really do love The Nugget, but a Trader Joe’s would be wonderful
Q: Finally, what 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
Warm, serene, happy