River Run Farm
- Farm Store/Farmstand,
- Farmers Markets,
- Wholesale Quantities
Started in 2013 by a group of young farmers, River Run Farm is dedicated to growing nutrient-dense organic vegetables. Using nature as our guide, we focus on creating healthy, living soils to produce vital produce. Just steps away from the Dungeness River, River Run sits at the foothills of the Olympic Mountains, providing our crops with clean mountain water. We grow food because we believe that everyone deserves to have healthy, delicious produce grown without chemicals on the table. Through farmers markets in Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, and Seattle we have the opportunity to share our vegetables with our community. Our CSA farmshare program fosters an amazing relationship between the the vegetable-eater and the vegetable-grower and builds a community around good food. Being a part of our farmshare program means being a part of our farm. We invite our members to the farm each season for a day of learning, fun, and good eats. We include a newsletter with the happenings on the farm each week of the program to keep you in the know. We share our favorite recipes and we eagerly await the sharing of your feedback and your favorite recipes. We sow, cultivate, and tend to our crops with your needs in mind. The support we have for each other is reciprocal. By signing up for a regular weekly box of our produce you’re helping to create a more stable market and sustainable livelihood for small-scale food producers. You will develop a more direct, open, and honest relationship with your farmer and with your food! Find more information at riverrun.farm. Follow us on Instagram @riverrunfarm_sequim and on Facebook: riverrunfarmsequim.
Farm practices: River Run Farm raises Certified Organic vegetables using horse, people, and tractor power. We focus on creating a living soil, full of tiny organisms, for maximizing nutrient availability for our crops. Our fertility program includes compost production using horse and cattle manure and extensive cover cropping for green manure. Through these two aspects of our fertility program, we are able to add life and feed the existing life that exists in our soil ecosystem. We practice non-aggressive crop rotations that do not ask too much from our land on any given season. This approach means that land is spending more time fallow or in cover crop than it would if we were trying to maximize annual production. Through regular yearly soil testing we are able to keep on top of the specific nutrient deficiencies and excesses in our different fields. By doing this testing annually, we can apply the minerals and nutrients in the correct balance for nutrient-rich vegetables. At River Run Farm, we use our draft horses and people-power for many of the field tasks that would otherwise get done by a tractor. Using horses, we minimize soil compaction on the land, reduce the disturbance and destruction of the soil biology, and significantly reduce our use of fossil fuels.
CSA details: Organic produce. 20 weeks, June-November. Pick up: Sequim; Ballard, Madrona, Phinney Ridge, Queen Anne, University District and Wallingford in Seattle.