Below is a list of amazing local farms that participated in Bounty of Yamhill County 2017. We’re still confirming 2018 participation and hope to see many of them again this year.
47th Avenue Farm
For 17 years, 47th Avenue Farm has grown fresh, local, responsibly farmed produce in sync with the seasons for savvy shareholders and some of Portland’s top restaurants.
Angus Springs Ranch
Angus Springs Ranch offers all natural beef, grown locally and exclusively on our family ranch. Free from the overcrowded conditions of conventional feedlots, Angus Springs Ranch cattle are tender raised on 76 acres of rolling, spring-fed pasture on a diet rich in spent grain from Golden Valley’s Brewery…
B & P Hill Farms
B & P Hill Farms of Sherwood was established in 1989 and is comprised largely of fruit trees. Bob and Patty Hall’s pears are in high demand with top chefs like Sunny Jin of JORY at the Allison Inn. They also supply much of the fruit for Republic of Jam.
Baird Family Farm
Located in Dayton, Oregon, Baird Family Farm boasts peach, cherry, nectarine, apricot, plum, pluot, and apple trees, and brings their delicious bounty to over 15 farmers markets in Oregon.
Located just outside McMinnville on Highway 18, Bernards Farm has been a favorite stop on the way to the coast since 1975. At that time, Michael and Chris Bernards were selling sweet corn out of the back of a pickup truck. Now the farm has grown to include a small nursery and a full line of produce available for customers to pick themselves or grab-and-go. The farm is now supported by the efforts of all five Bernards children. The family uses many sustainable practices including using compost to enrich the soil, planting cover crops between rows as an alternative to spraying, encouraging natural wildlife habitat to create balance and control pests, and using a wind turbine to generate much of their power.
Briar Rose Creamery
Briar Rose Creamery is a small, artisan cheese producer that loves this intimate process that goes into every ounce of cheese that they create. They nurture each small batch to achieve the best flavor and texture, highlighting the seasonal qualities of the cheeses.
Located in the Coast Range foothills of northwest Oregon’s Yamhill Valley, Carlton Farms produces fresh, handcrafted meats of the highest quality for select restaurants, gourmet markets, and customers with discriminating tastes throughout the Pacific Northwest. A family-owned business, we specialize in premium fresh and natural pork as well as exceptional beef, lamb, and a variety of sausages and smoked meats.
Even Pull Farm is the dream of Linfield graduates Beth Satterwhite and Erik Gimstad. This small, first generation farm offers high quality, responsibly-grown produce and cut flowers to Yamhill Valley. Beth is dedicated to increasing social awareness for the local food economy as a leader in the YES project Nourish Yamhill Valley. Erik is busy keeping our river clean by acting as an operator for McMinnville Wastewater Services. The dynamic duo is passionate about sustainable farming practices and are fastidious about soil health, controlling disease, pests and weeds by using natural means, enlisting the help of pollinators, and practicing the highest level of food safety. They offer a CSA and market shares for their produce and flowers.
Gratefull Gardens is a beautiful property, miles from downtown McMinnville, run by Tawna and Clay. First generation farmers in their second season here in Yamhill County. We strive to provide the highest quality food for our local food system, using sustainable, GMO free, and chemical free practices. Our goal is to help our local food system be accessible to everyone in the community with the smallest carbon foot print possible. We grow lots of fresh fruits and veggies, amazing eggs, and pasture pork. You can find us at the downtown McMinnville market on thursday from 1-6, and the Saturday market at McMinnville Grange year round from 10-2. For more info please visit www.gratefullgardens.com. Have a grateful day!
Greenwillow Grains specializes in old-fashioned stone-ground flours, rolled grains, and edible seeds. All grains and flours are all organic, they are not heated or over processed and do not contain additives or preservatives.
Kookoolan Farms is a small, diversified family farm that maintains an integrated diversity of livestock: Jersey cows, chickens for both meat and eggs, and occasional batches of more exotic birds. They also raise vegetables available by CSA subscription, and make mead and kombucha in our licensed winery.
Mama Tee’s Farmstead
Mama Tee’s Farmstead is a beautiful 10 acre piece of land in Willamina which produces fruits, vegetables, pork, goat milk and meat, and chicken for area restaurants and a growing CSA. Their mission is to help create a sustainable environment and food security through small-scale farming, community empowerment, and increased access to local, quality food production in the communities which it resides. Founder Carrie Sendak has strong agricultural roots and an activist background. She was raised on a sixty-two acre farm in Northwest Indiana but moved west to pursue a career in land and species conservation. She never strayed far from farming though, and is now the proud steward of Mama Tees’s Farmstead named affectionately after her grandmother.
Mineral Springs Ranch
Mineral Springs Ranch is a 240-acre woodland and farm nestled in the heart of wine country in Carlton, Oregon. We grow world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for Soter Vineyards as well as a variety of tree fruits, berries and vegetables for the Soter Vineyards culinary team and a few of our favorite restaurants. Mineral Springs Ranch is also home to a tribe of blackberry-munching goats, a few alpacas and llamas, some pigs, chickens, ducks, livestock guardian dogs, and a pair of mini-donkeys whose role on the farm is yet to be discovered.
Oakhill Organics has been joyfully farming on Grand Island since 2007. With over 100 acres under their management, they grow everything from arugula to zucchini. They sell all of their vegetables here within Yamhill County, through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and to several restaurants.
Oregon Olive Mill
Oregon Olive Mill is a premier purveyor of estate-milled Extra Virgin Olive Oil and home to the only Olioteca in the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 2008, Oregon Olive Mill is home to 17 acres of olive trees and a state-of-the-art Italian mill. Our oils are a premium blend of carefully sourced olives from our own grove and outstanding growers in Northern California.
Jacque Parsons, opened our first produce stand on Carman Drive in 1988. At the time he was farming his crops in Sherwood and Canby, but was living in Lake Oswego, just up the road from Carman Drive and Kruse Way. At this time, he recognized Herb Kruse’s Farm on Kruse Way. He stopped and talked to Herb many times, and eventually they came to an agreement that Jacque could sell berries out of the back of his pick- up truck on Herb’s property. So it all started with a pick-up truck, one table, and a small tarp.
Since 1987, our Northwest blueberries have delighted those who yearn for simpler times and great-tasting berries. Ravenbrook Farm, located in Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley, started with 13 acres and a dream of raising the finest blueberries for our family and loyal customers. Our third generation family farm is proud to bring a full line of quality products to your table. The Blueberry Shed product line and label (featuring our mother in her childhood) represent time-honored values and a commitment to bring the taste and flavor reminiscent of the good ol’ days.
Sunshower Hill Farm
Sunshower Hill Farm is a family farm run since 1999 by Ranee and Jody Solomonsson on Parrett Mountain, located on the eastern side of the Yamhill Valley in Newberg. They offer a variety of fresh bulk herbs, specialty fruits, seasonal produce and hardwood cherry and apple wood chips for smoking. In addition, the farm has a line of hand-crafted herbal tea blends and specialty culinary syrups. Sunshower Hill’s deliciously comforting “farmhouse blend” herbal tea has organic peppermint, calendula flowers, chocolate mint, lemongrass and stevia. All of the ingredients in the herbal teas are grown on the farm and hand harvested. The farm was recently awarded a grant for watershed enhancement and native plantings on the property. All of their farming is done organically, and they adhere to the highest level of sustainability practices.
Super Natural Farm
Super Natural Farm is home to farmers Sarah, Matthew, and their young daughter Charlotte. As it stands, they farm seven acres, nestled in the foothills of the Coast Range and the beautiful West Valley of Yamhill County, growing over a hundred varieties of vegetables, some fruit, chickens, eggs and heritage breed turkeys. The farm has a thriving CSA program and sells produce directly at four farmers markets, to local restaurants, and to select wholesale retailers in Yamhill, Clackamas, and Multnomah counties. Food at Super Natural Farm is grown with good intention and integrity, by farmers who care about the land, tend to their animals, and love what they do. This is food with a (happy) face and the highest quality.
Yamhill County Mushrooms
Yamhill County Mushrooms, founded by Bill Darn, is currently operated by Bill’s son, Bob. He has spent years perfecting a unique environment, which creates world-class mushrooms.
Yamhill River Farm
A small farm in Sheridan, Oregon, on the banks of the South Yamhill River, they grow vegetables and fruit on about 1.5 acres, and pasture raise poultry (both eggs and broilers) on another 3 acres. Open to visitors, the fundamental principal they employ is honesty and transparency about how they raise our food.