Sunday, October 23, 2016


We are proud to sell tulip, daffodil and crocus flower bulbs from EcoTulips, the only certified OG bulb grower in the United States. These beauties are sure to be a sight for sore eyes during the rainy spring months and a favorite familiar friend in the garden.

Some bulb planting basics: 

  *  Plant the right bulb at the right time - Spring flowering bulbs should be planted in fall, while summer flowering bulbs should be planted in early spring.
  *   Plant bulbs in soil that is rich in composted material, pointy side up, 3 times as deep as the bulb is wide.
  *   Fertilize when you see the first shoots appear for spring flowers using a phosphorus-rich fertilizer such as bone meal.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Saturday Storm = Open 10 to noon!

OPEN 10 to noon today. My sweetie and I will be there and my team is staying home safe. Very High Winds predicted to start around 1pm, please stay safe and cozy. Our hearts are with everyone at the coast. ❤️ Naomi
(Oona sends nuzzles) #oonabeeriot
High Wind Warning starts at 11am today - 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Naomi's Female Farmer Fridays + new goodies in the shop

Kicking off the first #naomisfemalefarmerfridays with the infectious happiness of Elaine Walker & Kara Gilbert of Vibrant Valley Farm!!๐Ÿ’–

I'll be posting images of #womenwhofarm in Oregon & Washington and are customers each Friday (and likely other days, let's be real...๐Ÿ˜ป)

+sign up for the Women in Sustainable Ag Conference, here in Portland 11/30 - 12/2๐ŸŒฑ

checking in new cards
Here in the shop, we just doubled our gift card section, we couldn't stop ourselves from so much cuteness.

Oona and Binga, (who clearly hate being chauffered to work) are coming into the office with Naomi most Thursdays to work with Cinnabun and Dash.

We've got a great selection of fabulous new beds for farmers (or cats, dogs and bunnies) from Big Shrimpy.  Our very own farmer and long time shop elf, Katie Boeh of Fox & Bear Urban Farm, may be found cozying up in one of these at the shop at any given time...

๐Ÿ’Certified Organic Flower Bulbs are in! and available at our cost as the farm does not wholesale.  They are the only certified organic flower bulbs grown in the US!๐Ÿ’ 

We've still got a great selection of garlic & shallots to plant after this stormy weather passes, including farmer scale quantities on many soft-neck varieties and one of the hard necks.  We also have plenty of cover crop seed if you're looking to still sneak some in and lots of straw, including Organic Straw being back in stock! to mulch with and you can always sow cover crops in February or March, too.  And oodles of perennials to nestle in the ground and be ready for next spring, along with some veggie starts to tuck in and get a jump in the new year.

We've got a pallet of 50# Epsom Salts coming in as hot bath time is definitely here, also available in 5 and 25# sizes.   xox, Naomi (and Binga!)

Friday, October 7, 2016

October is Gorgeous

Eat Dove Vivi Pizza ๐Ÿ˜ป with us tonight! at the Lagunitas Community Room on NE 3rd & Broadway and support Friends of Family Farmerstonight 5:30 - 8:30, tix and details on the FOFF website til 3pm or at the door. We donated a raffle basket, plus win other silent auction goodies fromBreitenbush Hot SpringsEqual ExchangeDuck Pond CellarsPatagonia,Coava Coffee RoastersWorthy Brewing and more, yesss!!! #pizzacrushondoveviviforever 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Fall Magic!

We are sooooooo excited to have loads of beautiful perennials and color spots in stock for all your fall planting needs!  Fall is a great time to plant perennials and get them established in the cool wet weather of winter.
Naomi & Susan at Small Farm School!

Zoe with one of the baby bunnies that just visited the shop.

Friday, August 19, 2016

GARLIC has landed...!

Scott delivering the fabulous wigglers
Garlic is here, with more landing this weekend!  Varieties and descriptions can be found here.  Shallots landing later this month and in mid September.

Red Wiggler Worms are in for you to get your vermiculture on!  I'm so happy to get our worms from Scott & Robin, who let me farm on their land in Helvetia nine years ago. Plus their farm fresh eggs!  They are two of the kindest, inspiringly loving souls. ☺️๓พฌ”๓พ‡‹ #worminacaterpillarsuit + Scratch and Peck Feeds hat!๓พ†ป. 

Got to have sweet morning scritches with these two babes.  Nice morning breezes.  We've got fans on, sheets up, bamboo trimmings, cardboard and more for extra shade for our hens and goaties during these hot spells aka tomato-ripen-a-thons!  So grateful for cool mornings and evenings, even if the nightshades and melons disagree.  ; )

Oona Bee Riot
Binga Von Flair

Friday, July 29, 2016

Seeds & Starts to prep for Fall and Over-wintering! + GARLIC!

Yep!  It's the perfect time to start planning and planting, right during these warm, fun days of summer.

SEEDS - Fresh stock of organic seeds in from Adaptive and Uprising, including:  Arugulas, Beets, Braising Mix, Cabbages, Carrots, Chicories, Chois, Collards, Fava Beans, Flowers - natives and other bee-licious beauties, Kales, Leeks, Lettuces and Mixes, Magentaspreen, Mesclun Mixes, Parsnips, Radishes, Rutabagas, Spinaches, Turnips. + Cover Crop Seed is in and are mixes are being blended for later this month.

STARTS - Loads of veggie and herb starts from Wildcat, Westwind and Emerson Gardens, including:  Beets, Broccoli + Sprouting, Cauliflower, 7 varieties of Kale, Collards, 8+ varieties of Lettuce, Rainbow Chard, Scallions, Leeks, Radicchio, Endive, Chicory, Sorrel, Mustard Greens Mix, Bok Choi, Tatsoi, Ruby Streaks

HERBS - 8 varieties of Basil, Dill, Cilantro, Chives and 3 to 4 varieties of Lavender, Oregano, Sage, Thyme

GARLIC - Over 500 lbs of organic seed garlic + shallots and Flower Bulbs are on order, landing later in August / early September

FLOWERS, FRUIT, NATIVES & PERENNIALS - Oodles of amazing plants and more coming for fall planting.  This morning, while harvesting rudbeckia (goaties love it), I got sooo excited about all the flowers my sweetie and I are planting for our home wedding in a couple years...!! ๐Ÿ˜ป 

ORGANIC STRAW - Back in stock by late August!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Pullet Day + Your Fall and Winter Garden!

This Sunday, July 24th, teenage chickens will be for sale at the shop starting at 2pm.

Breeds and more details in our HENS, CHICKS + DUCKS section.

* Photo of Grama Belva at home in the strawberry patch, named for one of Naomi's grandmas.  This Speckled Sussex is our most inquisitive, friendly, thinks she's a person... hen, ever. *

Summer is the time to plan and start your fall and winter plantings!  While our summer crops are ripening, here at the shop we're gearing up for fall plantings.  We have a great selection of seeds from Adaptive Seeds and Uprising Seeds that can be sown now for fall and winter harvesting, along with veggie and herb starts.  Plus so many native flower seeds, plants and cover crop seeds for planting now and this fall.

We also have a large amount of organic seed garlic on order and beautiful flower bulbs to tuck in for spring.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Open on JULY 4th from 10-3pm

We are open this Monday 10 - 3pm for all or your holiday weekend gardening and animal needs.

Thanks to Birds & Bees Nursery for this gorgeous 'dinner plate' dahlia!!

Dash and Cinnabun look forward to seeing you.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Annual PRIDE & Dad's Sale

Oooooooodles of love!

It's our annual PRIDE & Dad's Sale
with 20% off Fruity Perennials, Books to get cozy with & many Rainbowlicious Flowers = today 6/17 through Mon 6/20.

(๐Ÿ“ธBecca, Binga & Naomi, by Susan Q.)

#portlandpride2016 #weareorlando #officegoats

Next Pullet Day is Sunday, June 26th, bawc bawc!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Staying COOL in this Heat Wave

Binga & Naomi love salad, errryday.
We are open normal hours and have the A/C on in our shop to keep all of you people, bunnies and chicks feeling nice.

Loads of veggies and herbs in stock, just refreshed on Friday.  Blooming annuals and perennials to make it impossible to not smile all the time in your garden.  And as always, oodles of fruiting and native (and fruiting native) plants.

At home, we've all got fans running for our chickens, ducks, bunnies and goats.  Add some shade for your animals by trimming some bamboo, evergreens, shrubs, cut back your hedge  or use bedsheets, tarps, camping gear to create as much shade as you can.

We're also stocked with a great variety of Irrigation Kits, for rows, raised beds and containers.  And lots of excellent, lead-free hoses, made locally in McMinnville for your hand watering needs.

And for all of us plants and critters - Keep Hydrated.  Cooler weather is returning in a few days.

*** Sunday, June 12th is PULLET DAY 1:30/2 'til sold out!! (for breeds of hens offered, please click on our Hens Page!)  &  KNIFE SHARPENING 11-4  ***

๐Ÿ”ช✂️๐Ÿ•  the Second Sunday of each month with @sharpening4u ❤️ Pruners / clippers, scissors, shovels, hoes, pizza wheels, loppers, axes, pocket knives, machetes, rotary mowers, food processors, polaskis, chisels...  He also plays the banjo in between sharpening!