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 hubs and retail outlets in the Portland area. 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 very run down 1916 farmhouse. The fields had been fallow for over 30 years, and we've been working to create an ecologically sound and productive working farm. We've planted a tree fruit orchard and table grapes, have year round produce, and love to offer educational tours and host farm dinners. We love our little piece of ground and do everything possible to steward our land gently and with reverence. We use practices such as crop rotations, drip irrigation, cover crops, limited natural amendments, 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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