Our 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. 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 2003 fixing up the old farmhouse. The fields sat fallow for over 30 years, and now our plans call for creating an ecologically sound and productive working farm. Our vision includes orchards and grapes, year round produce, educational programs, on-farm composting, and farm animals such as sheep, ducks, and bees!
We use only ecologically sound practices, such as crop rotations, natural amendments, cover crops, drip irrigation, and provide ample habitat for beneficial insects, bugs and birds; we use no pesticides or herbicides or synthetic fertilizer. As of November, 2016 we are certified Organic.
Join Our Team!
We have the Perfect Job for the right person! We are looking for an experienced (min 2 yrs), hard working and organized person to be our Farm Manager and manage all aspects of production. See our Jobs page for full job description and how to apply.
Small Farmers are a dying breed. We now comprise only 1% or less of the general population and several years ago the Census Bureau removed this category off their list of occupations all together. We believe we need more small scale, locally owned farms. So in addition to growing a wide variety of healthy, delicious produce we like to think that our farm is also growing New Farmers. We would never claim to know everything, but there are a few things we've learned over the years and are happy to share our experiences, operations, strategies and insights. We want very much to nurture and support those who are thinking of running their own small farm someday. Unfortunately, there are no openings for the 2017 season.