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. Five oh nine – nine five four – seventeen thirty two. Ideally, give us a few days notice. Thanks!

Farmers Market – May through October

In 2018 I’m scaling back on the number of markets I do in order to ramp up production of my jams to a larger volume, and hopefully be able to start offering them wholesale in local stores.

Downtown Farmers Market, Saturdays, corner of 4th and Main, downtown Walla Walla, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (May 5 through October 27th ). Note: I will NOT be at this market on June 30th or September 1st. Otherwise, I’m there EVERY Saturday.

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, shaving 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. Go directly to my online store by clicking on the “Online Ordering” tab above. I’m always happy to accommodate in-person sales at the farm off season as well.

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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 – click the “Online Ordering” tab above). 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 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 California and New Zealand rabbits, along with a Flemish/New Zealand cross and am breeding for size (and eventually for fitness on pasture in “rabbit tractors”) above all else. Right now, the largest kits are tending toward all black.

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