My family and I raise grains and trees on land that we lease in California and Oregon (the family is very spread out!) We certify all of our crops Organic and Regenerative Organic. Most of them are dry-farmed and all of them are sold directly to the local community through a farmstand, a CSA, and a website. Several family members recently moved to the Portland and Salem areas. We are hoping to establish some diversified orchards here with grains planted under the trees. We own all of our own cleaning, milling and bagging equipment. We sell whole raw grains and nuts, as well as flour directly to consumers and bakeries.
An owner who is committed to feeding their community good food and increasing the health of their land. And ideally, who is nice:)
6 generations faming in CA and OR. We scaled down to local and organic production 15 years ago. Multiple family members have ag degrees and management experience.
Year 1: Harvestable covercrop to suppress weeds and improve soil health
Year 2: Begin rotation of grains, legumes and other field crops (ie. oilseeds, etc), plant trees (if possible)
Year 3-5: Continue rotation, prune and harvest trees.
Discussions with land-owner of deeper partnership such as infrastructure, community engagement, etc
We are a multiethnic family with indigenous, Mexican and Mennonite heritage. We have Asian, Black, Queer and adopted spouses and partners involved in day-to-day operations and fiercely proud of our entire community of family and friends. Collectively, we decide how to best care for the well being of all of our people.
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