Who are we and what are we doing owning a farm?
Isn’t that for old codgers in the corn belt?
Although we are in our late 30′s we are not codgers, yet. That said, we have been involved in organic farming our whole lives. We grew up raising buffalo, cattle, horses and many other livestock. As kids we also raised corn, squash, beans, and hundreds of other crops on land our parents owned and managed for fun and for profit.
Over the 14 years we have owned our own farm, we have raised a wide variety of crops as well. To give you a little history; in 1998 we started farming at our present location in the West Cascades of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. We sold pigs and vegetables to our friends. In 2001 we provided our first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Shares to “members” in the Portland Metro area. By 2010 we had as many as 100 shares available for sale to our Portland Metro customers. In 2012 we started to growing fewer types of crops, (this is where we might be considered old codgers).
This year we are focusing on cover crops, sustainable forestry, seed crops and bees. In 2013 we expect to have crops for sale again to the general public. So if you are a codger, a want-to-be farmer or crop consumer, that is our story, let us know what you think!