The Humble Potato

You might not think a lot about potatoes. They are a humble, ubiquitous staple—the culinary equivalent of socks. But what you don’t know about potatoes might surprise you. Hailing originally from Peru, they have been cultivated for thousands of years. There are an estimated 4,500 varieties of potatoes in the world, with 3,800 types still cultivated…

Farmer Cross-fit

You might think all farmers are big, strapping men, but about half of our processing crew is women. We aren’t big, but we do get buff, thanks to farmer cross-fit. You can be strong too with this simple workout plan! First, get yourself some farmer cross-fit shoes. Now just grab a bin of wet carrots, count…

Know Your Farmers

Here we are: Patricia & Mark Lovejoy, farming 12 organic acres in Arlington, Washington. We cultivate food for the people, clean water for the land, and sustainability for the culture. Thanks for joining us!

Mother’s Day at the farm

Wow, officially we are at the breaking point for our Nursery.   For a Nursery, Mothers day is like Black Friday; we have planned all year on this target date, and so much work goes into what you see at the farm for sale right now.  Months ago we planted our seeds, tomatoes, and flower…

Why fake CSAs are bad for farms

Some companies capitalize on the hard work of seasonal growers by adopting a similar model: delivering weekly produce. BUT they are not farmers! These guys pose a challenge to those of us trying to grow real, local agriculture. Here’s why. 1.   They are buying produce at wholesale, then reselling at retail price. 2.  The convenience of delivery…