Plain and simple: we LOVE to be farmers. We want to harness this miraculous energy to grow food and live resourcefully. We want to raise laying hens, sheep, and innumerable, delicious, seasonal, vegetables.
After a very long search, in August 2012 we finally purchased a property with which to explore our agricultural ambition. The rectangular 47 acres sits just an hour or so south of Portland off of highway 213. There is a seasonal creek, a pond, an oak lined horizon, and about 35 acres of tillable land. In the next couple years we'll be developing conservation contracts, replanting pasture, building fences, fixing infrastructure, creating infrastructure, establishing a market, and nurturing a few acres of vegetables, a small flock of sheep, chickens, and a newly arrived member of the human family. Over the course of a lifetime we hope to find the sweet spot of a fully diversified, direct-market family-farm, an idealistically hyphenated endeavor. There is a tendency to float wide-eyed through the infinite opportunity of a grand vision brushed upon a blank canvas. And so we look to the land, our relationships, and our local community keep our feet firmly on the ground.
Growing food brings us joy in our place. Through farming we: - Connect with our family, friends, and neighbors - Tend the earth for sustained fertility and Tilth - Live healthy lifestyles - Are grounded through our sustenance - Learn to be better stewards - Create centers of biodiversity, adaptation, and education
The inception of Diggin' Roots Farm represents our humble belief in these positive effects, as well as our intense desire to perpetuate them through space and time.
Our greatest happiness is to feel happy with others and to have the luxury of sharing our bountiful existence. Your participation in this grand experiment gives us reason to work so hard.
Thank you for believing...
Conner and Sarah
Fall CSA Shares available now. On-farm and Portland-Sellwood pick-up options. (March 2014)
Season: June through October
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 30
Work Req? No
Silverton Farmer's Market (Saturday 9-1pm)
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This young couple grow wonderful produce. I bought tomatoes recently and they were delicious. I look forward to seeing them too, they are so full excitement about what they are growing.... [more]