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 several farmers markets a week from May through October, and the rest of my time is spent making product for those markets, tending to the plants and animals that live here, and taking care of the basic necessities of running a small business.

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!

Area Markets – 2017

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Walla Walla Downtown Farmers Market, Saturdays, corner of 4th and Main, downtown Walla Walla, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (May 6 through October 28th ).

Milton-Freewater Farmers Market, Milton-Freewater Oregon, 10 miles south of Walla Walla. In Orchard Park (corner of 14th and Main, just SE of the main highway on the south end of town, just before you go up the hill on the way to Pendleton). I’M ONLY AT THIS MARKET ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH, June 7th, July 5th, August 2nd, September 6th. I’M DONE FOR THE YEAR on this one but it is going to go into October.

Market at the Parkway Farmers Market, Richland WA. This very busy Friday morning market is at The Parkway (aka Downtown Richland), between Jadwin Avenue and George Washington Way, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, June through October. I will be here the 2nd  and 4th Fridays of the month, starting June 9th through October 27th. Note that there is no market the week of Art In The Park, July 28th.

Pendleton Farmers Market, Pendleton Oregon. This busy Friday evening market can be found on the 300 block of Main Street from 4 to 7 pm, from May 5th through mid October. I will be here the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, starting May 5th. Note that there is no market the week of Pendleton Roundup, September 15th.

Holiday Markets

Altrisa Holiday Bazaar Pendleton
Saturday, November 18th, 9 am to 4 pm. Pendleton Convention Center, 1601 Westgate, Pendleton Oregon. This well established show is well worth the drive. A very high level of quality gift ideas.

Black Friday (and Saturday) Event Walla Walla
Friday 5 to 9 pm, Saturday 9 to 4 pm, November 24th and 25th, Walla Walla County Fairgrounds. Details to be determined.

Fairgrounds Holiday Market Walla Walla
Saturday December 9th, 9 am to 5 pm. Walla Walla County Fairgrounds. Last chance to stock up on soaps and jams for holiday gift giving!

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.

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2013 12 10_5135_edited-1Toiletries, including bar soap, liquid soap, shaving soap, (soaps are an all vegetable base and are vegan appropriate, except for shaving bars), beard oil, lip balm, lotion, solid lotion bars, sore muscle massage oils, essential oil bug spray 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 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, 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 and a luscious Pear Butter and Apple Butter. Availability will vary somewhat, seasonally.

PoultryCrewAugustDucks, Chicks, Turkeys. Babies 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) or Bourbon Red mix.  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. They are smaller than the typical 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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