The Crave Family Farm 2012
Planting time is in full swing at the Crave Family Farm! Here's some info and tips we have been using from our friends at Millennium Farms.
Millennium Farms is located in Ridgefield, Washington and has the largest selection of heirloom vegetable, flower and herb starts in the greater Portland area. Specializing in heirloom or old-fashioned, open-pollinated varieties of plants, Millennium Farms is owned and operated by Michael and Missy Stucky and their family.
The Stuckys specialized in heirloom varieties because of the superior flavor of the older, non-hybridized vegetables. They grow all of their plants, vegetables and flowers alike, using bio-dynamic methods which focus on feeding and growing the organisms in the soil instead of just feeding the plants. They and a growing number of growers and consumers have found the best-flavored vegetables and fruits are heirloom varieties grown bio-dynamically. Many of the top-rated restaurants of Portland and Vancouver are their customers.
Michael Stucky comes from a long line of Mennonite farmers, known for growing high quality crops. Missy Stucky is a graduate of the Clark College Horticulture and WSU Master Gardener programs. Together, the Stuckys have over 40 years of growing experience.
Millennium Farms offers over 500 varieties of herbs for culinary, medicinal and household use, and over 200 varieties of heirloom vegetable starts, including 120 varieties of tomatoes and peppers; easily the largest selection in the region.
See their tips on HOW TO GROW THE BEST TOMATOES EVER!