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Vendor in the Spotlight: Baird Family Orchards

Vendor in the Spotlight: Baird Family Orchards

September 30, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Back in the 1970s, Don Baird, his wife Kathy, and their two young kids, Trevor and Jennifer, began farming a small 12-acre parcel in Corralitos, California. They grew apples and avocados, kept bees, and raised chickens. They brought their produce to the San Francisco farmers market and proudly sold their apples to Martinelli’s Apple Cider.

A few years later, Don (old man) Baird moved our family back to Oregon (his home state) and found the perfect orchard property in Dayton. He filled the young orchard with all kinds of apple trees, but he also planted several acres of Suncrest and Flamecrest yellow peaches, thanks to the brilliant suggestion of a friend at the local nursery.

Don and young Trevor started by selling their fruit to the Portland police and the court judges, but when farmers markets began popping up around Portland, they were among the first to sign up.Trevor Baird

These days, the orchard includes many varieties of peach, cherry, nectarine, apricot, plum, pluot, and apple trees, and they are now able, with the help of close friends and extended family, to bring their fruit to over 15 farmers markets in Oregon.

Stop by to say hello the the family and pick up some of their freshest fruits!

Vendor in the Spotlight: Abundant Fields Farm

September 25, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Peppers of all varieties.

Peppers of all varieties.

Abundant Fields Farm is a small-but-mighty farm east of Portland in Orient, Oregon. There they farm a variety of seasonal vegetables, raise chickens, and enjoy their farmstead together as a family. The farm was started up in 2012 and has been a hit at both the Montavilla and Moreland farmer’s markets, as well as in local health food stores & restaurants. On Sunday’s you can always find Farmer Rick on Stark street at his booth. Rick is always quick to offer advice on preparing his wares, and has given this blogger a number of exceptional gardening tips! Rick just harvested his potato crop and will have his fresh fingerlings and Purple Majesty potatoes for sale through the rest of the season!