WE BELIEVE IT IS AN HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO PROVIDE HEALTHY FOOD FOR OUR COMMUNITY. IN RETURN FOR THIS PRIVILEGE, WE STEWARD THE LAND WE TEND, AND HARMONIZE OUR HUMAN ACTIONS WITH THOSE OF NATURE. EACH DAY BRINGS NEW OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE A SUSTAINABLE FOOD CULTURE.
Our farm is in it's 12th season, and this is a pivotal time for us! We are in the groove here on our new farm in Kings Valley, and focusing on improving our overall efficacy and finishing our secondary infrastructure. This winter we are focusing on appropriate technology. We have purchased some tools to help lighten the load. We now have a box truck, a root barrel washer, a potato digger, and a cultivating tractor. We are excited to try out all these new tools and hopefully improve our efficiency. As always, we are still learning about better ways of growing food, creating community, and caring for the land and ourselves.
We cultivate about 7 acres near the Luckiamute River in Kings Valley, which is located 19 miles NW of Corvallis. We sell our vegetables and fruits through our Summer & Winter CSA programs, to local restaurants (Bellhop, Taco Vino, Castor , Bodhi Bakery, The Bread Board), and 1st Alternative Coop's, Breitenbush Hot Springs, and at the Saturday Corvallis Farmer's Market.
Our goal is to grow vibrant, healthy food for our community that is always free from chemical or synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides. We grow our food organically, but choose not to be certified. We cultivate relationships with those who eat our food and are transparent about our farm inputs. This has allowed our customers to feel confident in the quality of our food without the certified organic label. We rely on crop rotations, cover cropping, plant & insect diversity, mineral & nutrient balancing of our soil, exceptional seed sources, and lots of love and care for the health of our plants.
Along with the move to our Kings Valley farm, we have also been learning how to grow tree fruits and nuts. In our 6th season now of being organic orchardists, this arena is proving to be quite challenging. The learning curve is steep and the rewards and disappointments numerous. You will find our apples, Asian pears, hazelnuts, and chestnuts at the Corvallis Saturday farmer's market , 1st Alternative Coop's, local restaurants, and through Alpenfire Cider in Port Townsend, WA.
We look forward to feeding you!
~Rachel Ashley & Elias Silvernail
Rainshine Family Farm (541)602-9988 38560 Kings Valley Hwy, Philomath OR 97370