|Blackberry field, Spring 2011|
Our family farm was established in 1876, on Fir Island, in the Skagit Valley. Many different crops have been grown here over the years. Originally my great great grandfather, Thomas, grew grain for work horses. In 1900 my great grandfather, J.B., turned the farm into a dairy. During my grandfather Leroy's lifetime it became a crop farm. We currently grow potatoes, cauliflower, cucumbers, wheat, and berries. My dad has been growing berries since the '70's, and I started selling berries at the end of our driveway when I was in the third grade. In 2001, my two sisters and I began selling our berries at the Pike Place Market. After that, we started selling at a couple more farmers markets every year. We now sell our berries at over 50 farmers markets in the greater Seattle area. Our summer varieties of raspberries and blackberries, all of our blueberries, and most of our strawberries are Certified Organic by the Washington State Department of Agriculture. We also have strawberries that are Certified Transitional by the Washington State Department of Agriculture. Our fall varieties of raspberries and blackberries are grown conventionally.
We hope this web site helps you learn more about our family, what we grow, how we grow our produce, and where you can find it. If you have any questions or comments you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and check out our facebook/twitter links below. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at the markets!