I’ve started a new blog for the farm. I needed a change, so the farm’s new face on the web is “It’s An Adventure”. Head on over and you can find out what’s going on at the farm, and learn about the current CSA program. Enrollment is open now. —> http://www.joannerigutto.blogspot.com
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Lots going on at the new location in Gervais. I purchased property to move the farm to so I have secured tenure. It sucks farming when you don’t know from one month or even year to the next if you’re going to be where you’re at. Up until now I haven’t been able to make any long range plans for the farm. Things like setting up the aquaponics system, big greenhouses, perenial crops such as rhubarb, a small vinyard, orchard.
But in November of last year my friend and kick ass realtor, Susan Barlow found me the perfect property in Gervais, Oregon, just a few miles south of Woodburn. If you’re looking for rural and/or farm property, Susan is the go to realtor. She really knows her stuff.
If you’re on Facebook, you can like her page –
Her regular website –
I’ve been setting up for production down here since December 2012 and began production with my first crops going in the ground (in tunnels) at the end of December. It’s a beautiful location, surrounded by commercial agriculture and wildlife.
I have Over 2,000 square feet of tunnel growing beds (15 tunnels at 5.5′ X 25′) and plan to add another 2,000 over the summer. I’ll also be setting up the aquaponics system this year (finally!). It’ll be housed in my 16′ X 60′ greenhouse and one bay of the machine shed. The smaller greenhouse, which is 15′ X 20′ will be used for seedling production once it’s set up.
I’ll be posting regular updates both here and on the farm’s Facebook page. If you’re a Facebook user, head on over and like the farm’s page –