Discovery Organics | Portfolio Categories Kale
74
archive,paged,tax-portfolio_category,term-kale,term-74,paged-2,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,select-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,select-theme-ver-1.7,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-6.0.5,vc_responsive
 

Search Results

Ralphs Greenhouse

Ralph de Vries moved his family from the Netherlands in the 1950’s, when his son Ray was a toddler. After Ralph retired from the dairy business in the late 80’s, Ray took over managing the farm. Ray De Vries and Tim Terpstra (Ray’s lead hand) start their leeks in greenhouses, but if you look in Ray’s plastic frames in the summer and fall, you will find tomatillos, cilantro and other Mexican greens, as 30 employees raise fresh vegetables for their traditional lunches.

Ray’s leeks are stunning, with long thick stalks of white “meat” – the stuff that good winter soup is made of. Growing over 45 acres makes him the leek king, supplying customers all over North America through the winter, when all but a few southern States and virtually all of Canada are locked in winter’s grip.

Leeks keep Ray’s permanent work force occupied year-round. Carrots are another natural crop that grows superbly in the local soil. Ray and Tim Terpstra try new ideas every year to take advantage of their moderate climate and expand their long-season selection of vegetables for their regional customers.

Crops

Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Chard, Collards, Dandelions, Fennel, Thai Basil, Sage, Sorrel, Kale, Leeks, Shallots, Parsnips, Potatoes, Spinach & Turnips

Location

Washington, USA

Certification

WSDA

OrganicProducer

Back to Grower's Index

Roots Organic

Roots Organics provides the finest quality certified organic fresh herbs, baby vegetables, gourmet lettuces and edible flowers available.

Check Out Their Website! 

Crops

Fennel, Rhubarb, Squash, Kale, Basil & Sunchokes

Location:

Surrey, BC

Certification

FVOPA

FVOPA

Back to Grower's Index

Siri & Sons

Joe and Alma Siri are continuing a tradition of growing high quality vegetables started by Antonio Siri, Joe’s great-grandfather, an Italian immigrant. The main crops on their 180 acre farm – bell peppers, celery, cucumbers, cilantro, radishes, spinach, green onions, and four types of lettuce – “have been perfected over generations.” Everything is grown organically using sustainable farming practices.

Joe and his crew packs radishes, spinach, broccoli, onions and lettuce bound for New Seasons Markets in reusable containers instead of the industry standard disposable waxed boxes as part of the Siri’s ongoing effort to create a sustainable distribution system. The program kept 8,000 wax boxes out of the waste stream thanks to a small grant from the Clackamas County Recycling department to OGC.

Siri and Sons supplies their sumptuous spinach to Portland area schools. The farm-school connection was forged in December, 2006 by Ecotrust, a Portland nonprofit organization.

Check Out Their Website! 

Crops

Green Beans, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Celery Root, Chard, Cilantro, Cucumbers, Fennel, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Parsley, Parsnips, Bell Peppers, Radishes, Rhubarb, Spinach, Tomatoes, Turnips & Squash

Location:

Oregon, USA

Certification

TILTH

Layout E1

Back to Grower's Index

Tahoma Farms

Tahoma Farms was established in 2009 by first generation farmers, Kim and Dan Hulse. The 40-acre former dairy is part of the 100-acre Orting Valley Farms – 3 parcels preserved as organic farmland in perpetuity through a conservation easement held by PCC Farmland Trust.

Tahoma Farms grows 70 different fruits and vegetables throughout the year, with a focus on cool-weather crops that allow the farm to produce year round. Some of the larger crops (besides the brussels sprout plants Dan is holding pictured below) Tahoma Farms produces are kale, dandelion greens, carrots, potatoes and winter squash.
The Hulse’s, their two young children and their hard-working crew are passionate about growing good food and committed to the work that makes our communities stronger.

Check out Their Website!

Crops

Green Beans, Broccoli, Romanesco, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery Root, Chard, Daikon, Dandelion, Fennel, Kale, Lettuce, Radishes, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Rutabaga, Squash, Pumpkins, Sunchokes, Tomatillos, Turnips & Peas

Location:

Washington, USA

Certification

TILTH

Layout E1

Back to Grower's Index

Twin Meadows

Living off the grid in the beautiful Robson Valley, and generating power through alternative energy sources, Garry and Wendy Lowe operate their 350 acre farm with a big sense of ethics and environmental stewardship. Devoted to sustainability and biodiversity, they grow only heirloom varieties of organic potatoes, garlic, grain and vegetables utilizing power from their three teams of Belgian horses.

They preserve their own seed for all their grains, garlic and a growing number of vegetables as they progress toward their goal of “zero inputs”. They also grow heirloom varieties of grains, which they package in pure cotton muslin bags sewn on the farm. They encourage others to grow their own food whenever possible to improve their personal nutrition and food security.

Whether you want to grow your own, or just learn more about the varieties available in BC, Garlic fans will be keen to visit their new garlic info site:

www.organicgarlicbc.com

Crops

Carrots, Kale, Mustard, Rhubarb, Salsify & Turnips

Location:

McBride, BC

Certification

PACS

cert_logo_0005_pacs_logo

Back to Grower's Index

Two Ee’S

Named for founders Emil and Elizabeth Kowalski, Two EE’s was first established as a dairy farm and fruit stand before WWII and ran steadily on a modest scale until it was purchased by the Schoen family in 1960. Ambitious young horticulturist Henk Schoen and his wife Jenny expanded the fruit and produce selection of the farm, raising nine children on the flourishing, expanding property.

Henk was naturally drawn to chemical-free farming as he watched early fertilizers and pesticides hit the market, many of them derivatives of toxic gases used in warfare. Since the 60’s he experimented with natural fertilizers and pest control on his own. Henk’s youngest son Mike, who holds a Horticulture Technician ceritificate and a diploma in Greenhouse Management, now manages organic growing on the farm. For him, organics are something he has known since childhood, an inspiring element of his family history and, with six children of his own, a promise of a bright and healthy future.

Two EEs has a great website – Check it out! 

 

Crops

Artichokes, Green Beans, Beets, Bok Choy, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Celery, Celery Root, Chard, Cilantro, Collards, Corn, Daikon, Dandelion, Fennel, Gai Lan, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Parsley, Parsley Root, Peas, Bell Peppers, Hot Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radishes, Spinach & Squash

Location:

Surrey, BC

Certification

FVOPA

FVOPA

Back to Grower's Index