What do you mean by "untraditional"?

We know that all produce is traditional to somewhere. We grow produce that is not traditionally carried in mainstream grocery stores in our area. We grow unique varieties of common foods, for example black and wasabi radishes instead of red radishes. We also grow foods not commonly found in our area like quince, feijoa, mouse melon, custard apple, prickly pear, Saskatoon berries and so on. We also grow foods that the Coast Salish peoples have eaten since time immemorial, but are not commonly found in mainstream grocery stores.

Why do you grow untraditional produce?

When we lived in New Hampshire, the food we missed the most was Walla Walla sweet onions. Olympia is home to many communities not originally from the area. Olympia is home to many immigrants and refugees, as well as military families connected to the JBLM military base. Whether our city is hosting tourists and travelers, or has welcomed those of us who have moved away from our places of origin, we know how meaningful it is to find produce that tastes like home. And for those who have always lived in the area, it's fun to taste something you won't find every day.

Can I purchase from you online?

We've partnered with Bonfire to sell our merchandise. Check out our shopfront (opens an external website). You can purchase our produce and other farm products at the Olympia Farmer's Market. For farm fresh eggs, contact usdirectly.

Do you sell seeds or starts?

We do! Come see us at the Olympia Farmer's Market for our latest stock of plants.

Is your produce organic?

Only farms with Certified Organic status can characterize their produce as organic. This means many small farms that meet or exceed the standards for organic certification cannot call themselves organic farms. In recent years, the costs to receive organic certification inspections have risen while the standards to achieve certification have fallen. This benefits large, industrial farms that have lower practice standards than many small farms. Unfortunately, most small farms cannot afford to seek official certification and therefore cannot characterize themselves as organic.

Here are some important practices our farm engages in:

We do not use any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides.

None of our products contain GMOs.

Our farming methods support biodiversity and soil health.

We only use physical and biological farming methods.

Our chickens are fed organic pellets and scratch, in addition to free ranging.

What are conditions like for your poultry?

Our birds are spoiled! We've hand raised all of them, named them, loved them, and take very good care of them. They are always cage free. They get to free-range regularly. (Due to predators in our area, they need to be supervised in order to free range, but they get substantial free range time). When not free-ranging, they live in roomy coops and runs rated for 200% more poultry than we have.

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