“The peas are coming on strong. My nine-year-old son, Micah has beaten his dad with the first blossoms of the season. Come to think about it his carrots are coming on sooner than mine, too. Around here there’s a healthy amount of weeding to do, and it is just plain work. Some can be done with hoes, but a good portion is done by hand. A few weeks ago the kids and I made a game of it. We all started weeding and then after a bit, I would yell “tag” and then everyone would start running, very carefully of course, and I would try and catch them. It was a “hoot”. The other day we had some more weeding to do and the first thing Emily asked was, “Can we play that tag game, again?” ~Tristan, May, 2000
“I love Sugar Snap Peas. We like to grow big juicy peas that are bursting with flavor. I remember one year when we farmed in Snohomish and Andrew was about 2 years old (that was 6 years ago, my oh my!!!!!). Anyway, that little rascal had wandered off to the garden, without us knowing it. After a headcount and a short panic, we went looking for him. Guess where we found him? He was smack in the middle of the Sugar Snap Peas, holding on to two fistfuls of peas and he had one in his mouth. The whole scene was quite a sight! We were all relieved and decided to sit down and join him for a nice evening snack. And when we were done, Andrew got to ride back home in Dad’s arms.” ~Tristan, May 2006
There’s something special about looking back and reading the newsletters my dad wrote to our customers over the last 22 plus years. There are so many fun memories I cherish. I was blessed to grow up with parents who were family-focused and passionate about health and farming! And now I don’t take for granite being able to bring MY kids to the farm and watch them enjoy all that grows during the summer. Hadlee, (4) is so excited for summer! At each glimpse of sunshine, she excitedly asks if it’s summertime yet. She remembers last year running out into the fields and eating strawberries, raspberries, peas, and just about anything she could get her hands on. She would often use the bottom of her dress like a basket and bring her finds to the house to share. I think I can speak for all of the grandkids and say that one of the best things about summer is being able to go to grandma and grandpa’s house -AKA- “the farm”. This will be our 5-month-old son, Bazil’s first summer, and Hadlee is so excited to show him everything that grows on the farm. It brings me joy seeing my little ones enjoy the farm; from the pea patch to watching the sunset. I only hope we can continue to teach this generation, at a young age, the importance of organic farming, eating healthy foods and just simply enjoying the freedom of frolicking in the great outdoors!
Thank you for allowing our family to bring you organic produce over all these years! We appreciate each one of you!