“Cultivating Health, Joy and Community”
Our dedicated partnership runs this small business in Lane County, Oregon in the hopes of providing a positive alternative to the globalized industrial food system. We are dedicated to slow, incremental growth, expanding as appropriate and as we are able. The number one rule on the SLO Farm is “No Rushing”.
Food forms the foundation of our lives and we have chosen farming as a means of making a healthy, honest living. Now heading into our eighth year of operating as SLO Farm, we have focused much of our time educating ourselves in Organic Fruit Production.
We are land stewards of two small farms in the vicinity of Eugene, Oregon:
The Seavey Loop Orchard is home to 200 productive and diverse fruit trees spread over 13 acres; the diversity of this orchard allows us to harvest fresh fruit June – November. This orchard is a major renovation project that’s just coming to fruition. We also cultivate annual row crops in small to medium sized fields at this site. During the winter of 2013-14, we planted an intensive block of 250 Apple trees at this location. We can all look forward to more of our favorite Apple varieties in another three years!
The Kizer Creek Orchard, a beautifully situated apple orchard near Cottage Grove, twenty-two miles from the Seavey Loop Orchard. This 1 acre intensive apple orchard’s isolation from agricultural production keeps the fruit almost entirely disease and pest-free.
Please visit our blog for more information on what we do and how we do it!
Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth
Compost Tea – brewed at least once a month during the growing season
Soil Mineralization – using the Albrecht Method
Beneficial Insects and Flowers
Heirloom, Locally Adapted, Open-Pollinated Varieties
Fruits we Cultivate:Apples Pears Asian pears Plums Cherries Grapes Quince Blackberries
Our annual field crops include:Green Beans, Broccoli, Kale, Cabbage, Snap Peas, Potatoes, Winter Squash, Lettuce, Beets, Cucumbers, Zucchini
Also, look for our processed goodies: Blackberry Applesauce, Dried Apples and coming soon…. Apple butter!!!
Find Us at the Lane County Farmers Markets:
And at Grocery Stores:
We look forward to feeding you!
SLO Farmers Tom & Rachel