About 37 years ago, I finished agriculture classes at Washington State University. I learned about conventional agriculture and met many students preparing to take over the family farms and orchards but I had no farm to return to. Over the past 22 years I (Larry) have consulted with and worked for food processors and industrial ag operations. In 2008 I had an organic nirvana moment and have since switched to organic practices for farming.
In 2012 I purchased a home on 10.25 acres of prime farmland in Orting WA. Typically, I have two cows on pasture followed by 400 pastured laying hens in a leader – follower intensive grazing rotation. I have planted 3900 blueberry bushes and installed trellis and drip irrigation systems and upgraded our well. The blueberries should begin to bear in 2019. I direct-market our products within the local community,
Additionally, since I believe that investment in healthy eating is an investment in long-term health, I donate a portion of production to a local food bank. I hope that, for those living under great financial stress, such as many food bank clients, healthy organic food will be a step along a better path for them.
My mission: “To provide organic, high-quality, flavorful and nutrient-dense blueberries, pastured meats and eggs for consumption within a 100 mile radius of Pierce County, Washington.”