Yacolt Mountain Farm and Nursery LLC is a diversified small scale farm which was started in 2011 by our, Caroline and Daniel Swansey, small and growing family.
Both of us have been working toward a dream of owning and operating a small organic farm for many years and our dream is finally becoming a reality. We love being farmers and providing food for others. We have worked as organic farm managers before and feel ready to make our business flourish.
Our goal is to provide a diversity of products including plant starts, vegetables, eggs, meat and others to the community. We believe in organic and sustainable practices and are working towards becoming certified in a couple of years.
2011 is our first year on the property and we are cultivating 4 acres of vegetables, which we start from seeds in our large greenhouse which has just been build. We are building a CSA program where we can provide members with weekly boxes of vegetables. We are aiming to grow a large diversity of vegetables such that the boxes are filled with many different types of produce. We have planted 51 orchard trees on a little less than an acre which include trees such as asian pear, d'anjou pear, pink lady apple, jonagold apple, red jonathon apple, and many differ types of plums as well. Our climate is really well suited for berries and we are planting a good number of berry bushes to put in the CSA boxes as well.
We are free ranging dual purpose chickens and bronze breasted turkeys with mobile coops and enclosures and they will be sold as meat birds. We have acquired dorper lamb which we are raising on grass and hay by rotating them over several pastures. We are using organic deworming products such as garlic juice and diatomaceous earth and so far we have not had any parasite problems. They are our breeding flock which will provide us with meat lamb in the future. We are also expecting two kid dairy goats soon which we will have for our personal milk supply though we are open to expand to selling goat milk and goat milk products if the demand is there.
All in all we are very excited to do what we do and we love to have visitors. Feel free to check out our website, where we have directions to the farm and where we keep people updated with the latest news on the farm.
We are a certified organic farm and nursery which produces vegetables, annual starts, pastured eggs, pork and lamb. Our goal is to keep working toward sustainability and provide our local community in Yacolt, clark county and sometimes even the Portland Vancouver region with quality products. Please feel welcomed to visit us or our website and contact us anytime!
Season: May through October
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 30
Full Share: 420
1/2 Share: 308
Work Req? No
Battle Ground Village Saturday 9am to 4pm
Camas Wednesday 4 to 7pm
October through April: Saturdays 10am to 2pm
May through October: Tuesday Friday 430 to 630pm
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Dan and Caroline Swansey have been providing my family, through our CSA, exceptional vegetables and eggs for the last two summers. They offer a pre-season box as well as a large and small share.... [more]