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First season at Bethel Springs Farm

First season at Bethel Springs Farm

About Bethel Springs Farm by Michelle

Bethel Springs Farm is a small, organic farm in Rickreall, Oregon. We grow a variety of fruits and vegetables that we deliver weekly to customers in Salem and Portland. We are certified organic by Oregon Tilth. Striving for a balanced ecosystem, we take a holistic approach to growing produce, following nature’s lead as much as possible. Our goal is for all elements of the ecosystem to be healthy and strong, so it can produce the most vibrant and delicious fruits and vegetables.

The farm began as June’s Corner Garden, a 1/3 acre market garden on Sauvie Island, northwest of Portland. In 2012, we bought 59 acres about 12 miles northwest of Salem and became Bethel Springs Farm. Michelle, a former elementary school librarian, works full time on the farm, along with some hired help. Steven farms on weekends, evenings and vacations from his day job as a civil engineer. We are both constantly amazed at what can happen when you put a seed in some dirt.

The purpose of this blog is to let customers, or anyone else who is interested, know what is happening on the farm.

About Bethel Springs Farm by Steven

Bethel Springs Farm is an organic market garden located in Rickreall, about 12 miles northwest of Salem, Oregon. Michelle and Steven are the farmers, who live on the place, and raise a variety of fruits and vegetables to sell directly to individuals and to organic grocers. Michelle’s specialty is providing heirloom varieties that are cultivated for flavor. Steven’s specialty is crawling in the mud on his hands and knees, and then trying to keep the farm afloat with his city job. Together they are trying to bring back the mighty vegetable. And place it where it belongs; on your counter.

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  1. August 13, 2010 2:30 pm

    Hello neighbors! What a fantastic garden you have going there. The veggies look delicious. Chickens, too! Wish we still lived next door so we could be your best customers. Bob and I are in Alaska. We are renovating a small cabin on Kachemak Bay. It is supposed to be our summer place after Bob retires but I have a feeling that won’t be any time soon. He’s working in Anchorage three days a week. The cabin is in Homer so he flies down to work here two days and spend the rest of the week with me. I’m heading back to Arizona before winter sets in. We’ve had a very wet summer and I’m looking forward to seeing the sun again. I added my blog address in the Website field so you can see our place. Best of luck with your garden business! I hope to start a small veggie garden next summer. I am very curious about your hoop house. They are being introduced to the gardening community in Homer to help extend the season. We have a nice farmer’s market but the weather has been so bad the farmers complain nothing is growing! And to think it is almost the end of summer with this month. It’s a different world up here. Love your blog. We’ll be following the adventure!

  2. E. Burgervile permalink
    May 27, 2013 9:48 am

    Enjoyed the tour of your new digs. Thank you for carving out enough time out of your busy day to show us around. You have a great web site with lots of info and pics are great. Can’t wait to see whats available on your next harvest list. EB & AB

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