Working on the Farm
Producing the best quality certified organic food is a lot of work! John, Jesse, and Lyris all spend a lot of time, and we hire additional workers for the harvest time.
John cultivates a row using the vintage tractor.
Abandoned in production because of the introduction of farm chemicals, it is now one of the most sought-after pieces of equipment for small-scale organic farms.
John & Jesse are always searching for new and nutritious varieties of produce, suitable for the Northwest growing environment. Along with vintage farm equipment that is appropriate for the smaller organic farm.
There are over 100 lbs of carrots in this row. The soil has been enriched for the past 24 years so they grow thick and long.
The crops grown locally in Port Townsend are representative of the possibilities of the “urban agriculture” movement. Allowing city folks to enjoy all the fresh and scenic luxuries of the farming atmosphere.
The equipment that is used on Colinwood Farm is very different then what you might see on a large corporate farm.
The Packing Shed : We use this open area to gather, clean, group, and pack the produce for the farmer's market. We were glad to find a 'potato washer' where we can dump in a bushel of potatoes and have them come out the other end all cleaned. We have several other types of cleaners, plus areas for culling, grouping, and packing. naturally it can get a little messy. Aldo "Taco" Leopold
This is a picture of Aldo the farm dog. Aldo is ver friendly and you will probably see him if you stop by the farm.