Our Past

Our farm is located on coercively ceded, traditional sqʷaliʔ (Nisqually) homelands and territory. The sqʷaliʔabš (Nisqually people) have been the caretakers of this land since time immemorial. The sqʷaliʔabš long cared for these prairies through annual burning. Since the condemnation of sqʷaliʔ lands to the United States, the area has become increasingly threatened by invasive species and habitat encroachment.

Our Present

Today, we recognize that mismanagement of the land further harms present-day sqʷaliʔabš, as well as the legacy of their ancestors. We aspire to responsibly steward our farmlands using sustainable practices that add more to the land than what we take out of it. By preventing soil erosion, supporting native pollinators, and stopping the spread of invasive non-native flora, we can help to prevent further damage to the land.

Our farm is located in the McAllister Springs geologically sensitive area. As such, we have an even greater responsibility to protect our local watershed by ensuring no harmful chemicals are leached into the soil or storm drains through runoff. For this reason, we never use synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides.

We are committed to ethical and humane treatment of all of the animals and insects on our farm. We engage in pollinator health programs, including responsibly keeping native bees and honey bees. We have dedicated a significant portion of our farmland to planting a native wildflower meadow to support pollinators. Our poultry are cage-free and are never raised for meat.

We are deeply committed to the social responsibility of serving our diverse local community. We prioritize partnering with BIPOC, LGTBQ+, veteran, and disability owned businesses. We are also committed to ensuring that our unsold produce doesn't go to waste. We partner with local food pantries and organizations focused on increasing access to nutritious foods—particularly in food deserts.

Our Future

Our hope for the future is that the sqʷaliʔabš (re)gain sovereignty over the lands we currently occupy, and therefore govern the future stewardship of these lands. We are committed to continuously working with the sqʷaliʔabš to incorporate practices used since time immemorial to become more responsible caretakers of the lands, animals, plants, and waters involved in this farm.