Alvarez Farms has been around for 35 years, yet many of the family’s Central Washington neighbors have never sampled their abundant selection of organic produce.
The seeds of inspiration that farmer Patty Buskirk picked up and nurtured have grown into a global business three decades later.
There have been a host of honest challenges for the family that today grows more than 2,000 acres of grass seed and other crops on the original land.
At Siskiyou Seeds in Southern Oregon, owner Don Tipping said they don’t actually grow seeds, “We grow people.”
Four generations live on this family farm in Oregon and Idaho. It is currently operated by the second and third generations, and Shay Myers is part of the third generation.
With so many fruit and vegetable farms in Central Washington’s Yakima Valley, it might seem difficult for any one business to stand out.
With seed farms and production facilities in nine states, CSS Farms stretches across the U.S. and it prides itself on having a culture of “doing it right.”
The majority of California’s sunflower crop is grown in the Sacramento Valley, mostly for seed production.
It is a relatively small volume crop, grown on about 10,000 acres in California, but garbanzo beans are still significant because the variety grown is the large, cream colored bean used by the…
Six years’ worth of higher yields and lower water usage make Nampa, Idaho, peppermint grower Robert McKellip a big believer in drip irrigation.
Greg Payne didn’t leave farming for long.
Robert Ehn says there is more to onions and garlic than their distinctive aromas.