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A New Name!

May 8, 2014

bethel springs farm logos red.yellowThe farm has a new name! June’s Corner Garden is now Bethel Springs Farm!

We started thinking about a new name last winter, after we moved to Rickreall. There were a few reasons, one was that June’s Corner Garden was based on our previous location on Sauvie Island. Our corner lot had originally belonged to Steven’s grandmother, June, and when we first moved in, she still lived in the house across the street from us. It was a (relatively) small piece of land, so the term garden was very appropriate. Though we could have kept using the name, as we did last year, the farm/market garden on Sauvie Island was my baby. Out here in Rickreall, this would be Steven’s, too, and it is bigger. I think we can really call it a farm now.

It has taken us a year, but we finally came up with the name Bethel Springs Farm. The area we are located in is known as Bethel. Across the street from us is the Bethel Cemetary and down the road is the Bethel Church. Bethel is a name that is often used for churches, since it means ” house of god.” I think that works, too. When I look around me, out on the farm, I definitely think God is present on the earth.

As for the Spring part of the name, we discovered this past rainy February, that we have seasonal springs! They  are located in the wettest areas of the farm and they don’t last long, but the water bubbles up out of the ground.

Farm, of course , is self explanatory.

Jonas, our nephew who stayed with us for a good part of 2012, is making a logo for us. Here it is, all the parts together in a composition:

A composite of the Bethel Springs Farm logo pictures.

A composite of the Bethel Springs Farm logo pictures.

So, there it is. June’s Corner Garden is now Bethel Springs Farm. Almost all of the official changes have been made (state registration, bank, etc), but I am still working on the smaller changes (bags, e-mail, blog, etc.) With where we are in the season, it may take some time for everything to change over. In any case, we welcome you to Bethel Springs Farm!

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. jorge lara permalink
    May 8, 2014 11:44 am

    I like your new name and the artwork. Can’t wait for the veggie season!

  2. Steven permalink
    May 8, 2014 12:08 pm

    I just noticed that the left-hand photo at the bottom of the Wikipedia article is Bethel Springs Farm.

  3. May 8, 2014 12:38 pm

    Looking forward to yummy veggies coming soon! Love the new name-change is exciting!

  4. Valere permalink
    May 8, 2014 12:43 pm

    Great work by your nephew! Excited to see the growth at Bethel Springs Farm.

  5. Barbara Scot permalink
    May 8, 2014 2:20 pm

    Michelle, I’m so pleased with your new name, your new logo and I’m hoping we’ll get to order produce again. Love, Barb

  6. Tammy permalink
    May 8, 2014 5:19 pm

    I think the only thing that could have been added to the logo is a depiction of Steven’s carharts pants – as that is the only thing we see him wearing to work these days. Subtle? Not so much : )

  7. Susan Kipp permalink
    May 8, 2014 5:48 pm

    Congratulations on your new name. Blessings and best wishes.

  8. Tara West permalink
    May 14, 2014 10:17 pm

    Love the new name and logo! Hope to see you both and maybe even visit the new farm soon! Hope you are loving this mini-heat wave!

  9. Eileen Argentina permalink
    May 25, 2014 10:03 pm

    I love the name and the logo (especially the font). Very exciting times. Nice to visit with you today you guys!

  10. May 30, 2014 9:54 am

    Loving the new name and logo! I hope you guys gave an awesome and productive season

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