On The Farm

We welcome farm visits – with an appointment. Transparency and education are cornerstones in all that I do. I’m always happy to meet with you here on the farm and show you around and talk about what we raise and how we raise it, or to sell you my products directly. But please respect that we are super busy as well. I do a farmers market every week from May through mid December, and the rest of my time is spent making product for that market and wholesale accounts, tending to the plants and animals that live here, and taking care of the basic necessities of running a small business (and a home).

While I am often here, we keep the driveway gate closed in order to keep the dogs from going on walk-about in the neighborhood. While not religious, Sunday is our defacto one day off a week, and we often don’t check our phone or email frequently on this day. If you’d like to visit, please call first. 509 – nine five four – 1732. Ideally, give us a few days notice. Thanks!

Farmers Market – May through October

Downtown Farmers Market, Saturdays, corner of 4th and Main, downtown Walla Walla, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (May 2nd through October31st).

Non Farmers Markets

Frog Hollow Farm Plant Sale (174 Frog Hollow Rd, Walla Walla, WA 99362). The first three SUNDAYS in May, 10 am – 5 pm. Incredible selection! “We welcome you to our farm not just to buy plants but to enjoy a short bit of time out on our river view farm, listening to music, savoring tasty food, supporting local craft vendors and just spending time with those close to you out in the country.” We will be here ON THE FIRST TWO SUNDAYS in May.

Walla Walla Grown will continue to sponsor the fall Indoor Farmers Market in November and December, from 9 am – 1 pm at the Whitehouse Crawford restaurant, 55 W Cherry St in Walla Walla (Location may change in 2020). This is a smaller market with an emphasis on produce/food products.

Altrusa Holiday Bazaar, Saturday November 21st, 9 am – 4 pm, Pendleton Convention Center – 1601 Westgate, Pendleton Oregon. Well worth the one hour drive south from Walla Walla for this very large artisan show.

Fairgrounds Holiday Market, Saturday December 12th (date is tentative for 2020), 9 am – 4 pm, Walla Walla Fairgrounds in the Community Building, 363 Orchard St (east of 9th going south). This is a fun artisan only (no multi-level-marketing folks) event that I look forward to every year. It will be a nice way to wrap up the season!

What’s For Sale

Produce: I specialize in delicious heirloom tomatoes, a diverse array of sweet and hot peppers, and a variety of garlic and onions (NOT Walla Walla Sweet Onions). Some other summer produce in smaller volumes (squash, cucumbers etc.). I focus primarily on heirloom varieties, and do not knowingly purchase any GMO seeds.

I also sell plant starts – especially hard to find heirloom tomatoes – for your own garden in the spring.

Dried herb/Spice mixes fresh from the farm also available seasonally.

Toiletries, including bar soap, beard oil, lip balm, lotion, solid lotion bars, sore muscle massage oils and hand salve.  New soap scents about once a month.

Jam
In August 2015, I became officially licensed by the state of Washington to make and sell jam! This jam is made in small batches from local fruit at its peak, contains more fruit than sugar by weight (about 1/3 less sugar than traditional jams), has fantastic flavor, and contains no high fructose corn syrup. Availability will vary somewhat by season.

Toiletries, Jams and Spice Mixes can also be ordered online HERE.

Ducks, Chicks, Turkeys. Babies sometimes available in the spring. I normally advertise on Craig’s List or the Farm and Garden in the Walla Walla Valley Facebook page, but contact me directly if you are interested. Ducks are Ancona (a heritage breed) or Ancona mix. Turkeys are Bourbon Red or Slate (heritage breeds).  Chickens are a motley crew of dual purpose brown egg layers. When supplies permit (I have a lot of regular customers) I also have pasture ranged chicken and duck eggs for sale. I’m also happy to sell you fertile eggs for your incubator.

Sheep. We have a small flock of American Black Belly and/or American Black Belly/Soay cross hair sheep. They were selected for their increased parasite and disease resistance and excellent mothering abilities. They are smaller than the Hampshire or Suffolk sheep one typically sees (they dress out at 30-50 lbs full grown). They are excellent mama’s and have excellent meat. We occasionally sell butchered animals or breeding stock, usually in the spring. Contact me if you are interested. Rabbits. I keep a few rabbits for meat, and generally breed spring through fall. Because the regulations for butchering rabbits in Washington are more stringent than those for butchering chickens (go figure), I don’t sell the meat. However, if you are interested in purchasing a live animal for meat, or for breeding purposes, let me know. I have a mix of unpapered breeds and am breeding for size and eventually for fitness on pasture in “rabbit tractors”. Right now, the largest kits are tending toward all black.

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