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 October, 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 5 through October 27th).

Holiday Markets – Stock up on Soaps and Jam

The fall Indoor Farmers Market, sponsored by Walla Walla Grown, hosted at Whitehouse Crawford (55 W Cherry Street, 2 blocks north of Main Street between 2nd and 3rd), continues this year, every Saturday from November 3rd to December 15th, 9 am to 1 pm. I will be here on November 24th, December 1st and December 15th.

Pop Up Jam Store – at Shop Eleven (11 Boyer Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362). Saturday November 10th, 10am to 6 pm. (A Pop-up store is a retail store that is opened temporarily to take advantage of a trend or a seasonal product).  Other vendors include A Spoonful (really fun upcycled spoon jewelry and other useful pieces), Detour Farms (fabulous soy candles), and Walla Walla Valley Girl (whimsical jewelry). 

Altrusa Holiday Bazaar, Saturday November 17th, 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 8th, 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.

What’s For Sale

Produce: I grow a wide variety of produce, from asparagus to zucchini, using organic methods (though I am NOT certified). I include a lot of heirloom varieties, and do not knowingly purchase any GMO seeds.

I also sell plant starts for your own garden in the spring.

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2013 12 10_5135_edited-1Toiletries, including bar soap, beard oil, lip balm, lotion, solid lotion bars, sore muscle massage oils and hand salve.  New soap scents about once a monthProducts are also available online at my Square Market store.  I’m always happy to accommodate in-person sales at the farm off season as well. Just call for an appointment. 509-nine five four-1732.

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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. It sells for $8/jar (also available through my online store. Popular flavors include Apricot-Habanero, Nectarine-Ginger, Peach-Raspberry, Peach-Vanilla, Strawberry-Rhubarb and a luscious Pear Butter and Apple Butter. Availability will vary somewhat by season.

PoultryCrewAugustDucks, 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 (a heritage breed).  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. SheepNeighborsField 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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