Welcome to Dancing Roots Farm - Ecotrust's 2013 Local Food Hero
We are a small family farm offering high quality, fresh produce to a number of local restaurants, food carts and caterers in the Portland area. We also supply some of the produce found in the CSA boxes of Hood River Organics. We grow vegetables, herbs, fruit and flowers chosen for their flavor, nutrition, genetic diversity and beauty.
Our kid-friendly farm is on 10 beautiful acres above the Sandy River, adjacent to Dabney State Park. We are 18 miles east of Portland, south of I-84. To the locals, this area is known as Springdale. To the local-locals, we're on Cabbage Hill. In addition to our fields, we have a few acres of woods, tons of blackberries, and lots of refuge for songbirds and wildlife.
We bought the farm in the fall of 2002 and spent most of the next year fixing up the 1916 farmhouse. The fields had been fallow for over 30 years, so we are working to create an ecologically sound and productive working farm. Our vision includes orchards and grapes, year round produce, educational programs, tours and dinners, on-farm composting, bees & honey, and farm animals such as sheep, ducks and a friendly dog. We love our little farm and do everything possible to treat our land gently and with reverence. We use practices such as crop rotations, natural amendments, cover crops, drip irrigation, and provide ample habitat for beneficial insects, bugs and birds. We have never and will never use genetically engineered seeds, any kind of toxic pesticides or synthetic, oil-based fertilizers.
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