It’s mid-afternoon in July and I’m looking down the rows of light purple, transfixed on the bees bobbing and buzzing between the plants. Tanya and Don Kern are harvesting; they cut lavender and tie it in bunches. The French Gros Bleu and Grosso varieties as well as the English Royal Velvet are the top three lavenders you can find at the ranch and at their booth at the Hollywood Farmers Market.
Last month we had the pleasure of visiting Big B Farm and interviewing Mr. B himself, Frank Battilega. Big B was a founding vendor of the Hollywood Farmers Market, and is now in their 18th season with us. Click below to see the video profile!
Recently we had the pleasure of taking a trip out to visit Suzanne Brillat at THINK Unique Gardens, tucked into the forested foothills outside Estacada, OR. Click below to check out a video vendor profile of Think Unique, and see what makes Suzanne and her farm so unique!
Just outside Oregon City, in Beavercreek, Oregon, is a farm doing some extraordinary work. On one hand, Boondockers does what most farms do: they raise ducks, chickens, pigs, turkeys, sell seeds, and provide eggs and poultry to some of Portland’s up and coming restaurants. But it’s the way they’re doing it that’s different.
For those of you who missed Shelley Stearns’ profile of Sun Gold Farm in last week’s Local Dirt, click below to check it out!