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Bow Hill Blueberries, WA

Leah Sienkowski

Bow, WA. Bow Hill Blueberries is located in the Skagit valley in Northwest Washington. The farm specializes in organic blueberry production and has over 4500 bushes of heirloom berries available for weekend u-pick, purchase in the farm store, and at various markets and stores, including the Puget Sound Food Hub. They also make a variety of value-added products--this season, they are excited about their new Cold-Pressed Blueberry Juice & Heirloom Blueberry Powder

Get in touch with Bow Hill Blueberry Farm:  susan@bowhillblueberries.com 

Tell us how your farm got started: 

Our goal was to revive a historic family farm. Bow Hill is the oldest blueberry farm in Skagit Valley of Washington State. We bought it in 2011 and immediately began the process of becoming certified organic, re-opening it to the public, and creating value-added certified organic heirloom blueberry products. Today Bow Hill is a small farm run by a small family with a huge commitment to growing, handpicking and preserving heirloom blueberries organically.

What are you working on right now? What are you most excited about?

Today we continue to open our fields to the public for an all-you-can-eat you pick experience. We are most excited about our newly launched cold pressed Organic Heirloom Blueberry Juice. There's nothing else like it! Each bottle contains the juice of 547 blueberries. Once the berries are pressed, we take the left over skins, dry them, and mill them into an antioxidant rich Organic Heirloom Blueberry Powder. Boost a smoothie, bake with it, rim a glass, decorate a plate... you can put it on anything!

What frustrates you most about your work or the current food culture at large? What do you wish to change the most?

It's a amazing to us how many people really don't know what organic food is, how important it is, and what kind of true dedication it takes to be certified organic.

Any recent moments of optimism? Things you see changing for the better?

People love our juice and powder. That makes us really happy. By creating it we have a chance at making this farm sustainable.

What's your favorite vegetable to eat, grow, or wear? Blueberries! ;)

Anything else you want us to know? Anything you want us to help you spread the word about?

The food culture Skagit Valley is amazing. The river delta soil is some of the best in the world. Young and old farmers, food professionals, and research specialists all collaborate here and support each other. Even on a rainy day (and there are many), it's one of the most beautiful places we've ever been.

Massaro Community Farm, CT

Leah Sienkowski

Woodbridge, CT. Rebecca Toms is part of the spirit behind Massaro Community Farm, a 100-year old farm on 57 acres that is run as a nonprofit. Massaro donate ten percent of their food to hunger relief organizations and runs workshops, camps, and events for the community. In addition to preserving farmland, the CSA farm is also committed to preserving the wild spaces on their land.

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Black Bird Farm, MI

Jenna Weiler

Coopersville, MI. In 2016 Tater Tats helped Blackbird Farms buy a seedbed roller, to streamline their transplant process. The farm, run by Greg Dunn is located in Coopersville, Michigan, not far from where we operate Tater Tats. Greg grows over one-hundred varieties of vegetables on sixteen acres for market and CSA. We first met Greg through our local farmers alliance West Michigan Growers Group and have enjoyed hearing his stories--laced with sarcasm--at our monthly potlucks. When he isn't farming, Greg offers garden teaching & consultation services. He also throws a mean bonfire.

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HOMEFRONT FARMERS, CT

Jenna Weiler

Ridgefield, CT. John Carlson runs a business turning home-owners into farmers by installing raised beds & turning yards into food forests. Homefront Farmers teach their clients organic farming methods and offer garden maintenance, harvest, and seasonal cleanup, in addition to initial installation.

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Good Soil Events // Foodtalks, D.C.

Jenna Weiler

Washington D.C. Through our work with Tater Tats, we've met a lot of cool people. Melissa Jones is one of those people. She's got a spirit for activism, she loves food, and she's built a business that combines these things and brings stories of food to the forefront. GoodSoil + FoodTalks are the result of her curiosity and insistence that food stories need telling and that EVERYONE has one.

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River House Farm, TN

Jenna Weiler

Melissa Rebholz is a prime example of how farmers must be Jacks & Jills of all trades. With a collective ten years of farming experience, Melissa and Severian run Riverhouse Farm on a few acres in Eastern Tennessee. In 2017 Tater Tats helped fund a pump so they could utilize the Nolichuckey River, their farm namesake, to irrigate their fields. 

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Commonwealth Urban Farm, OK

Leah Sienkowski

We speak to Elia Woods about their passion-driven work at CommonWealth Urban Farm, an urban micro-farm in Oklahoma City. Their words contain what we've heard from farmers all over: how good farming tastes, how unappreciated it can be, but also absolutely rejuvenating & necessary. Tater Tats helped fund a drip irrigation system for their new hoophouse. You can contact Elia Woods at info@commonwealthurbanfarms.com

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Troy Waterfront Market, NY

Jenna Weiler

Liz Hammond tells us about her lifelong journey toward food justice and the optimism she's found bringing discussions of food access and immigration to the table. She is currently the operations manager at the farmers market in Troy, New York.

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Street Fare Farm, NC

Jenna Weiler

Ben Street is currently in transition from an incubator farm to land of his own. He grows organic vegetables, pastured chickens & eggs in North Carolina's Elma Lomax Farm, where he's benefited from a network of farmers & local food enthusiasts. In the following interview, Ben discusses his initial inspiration, his tipping point, and the joy and life purpose that working the land can bring.

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Lost Lake Farm, MI

Jenna Weiler

Northern Michigan farmers Carissa and Nate are transitioning from farming two acres to sixty acres and are excited about feeding their community even more beautiful food, raised sustainably and transparently. They run a Farm Credit CSA and sell their mixed vegetables and pastured pork at markets. 

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Added Value Farms, NY

Leah Sienkowski

Added Value Farms is an urban farm and youth-empowerment program in Red Hook, Brooklyn operating two urban farms and a community composting program. Their farm was badly damaged during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and in rebuilding, their greenhouse had to be taken down. Tater Tats funded new ground posts and hardware to rebuild the greenhouse. 

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GARLIC + SHEEP, MI

Leah Sienkowski

2016 Tater Tat givebacks funded a solar fence charger for garlic + sheep: an intensive grazing, Icelandic sheep legacy / dream project. Shepherdess Johanna Bystrom focuses on building the health of the soil and that of her sweet flock. She's looking for real-life Catan trades of sheep for wheat... anybody??

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Maple Moon Farm, MI

Jenna Weiler

Maple Moon Farm is a sustainable 40-acre community farm. Michael and Amanda grow a variety of vegetables and herbs, plus pastured chickens and pigs for market. 

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Green Wagon Farm, MI

Jenna Weiler

Green Wagon grows a wide variety of vegetables and herbs for CSA, market, and wholesale. Tater Tats contributed supplies for their winter greenhouse, expanding their harvest season significantly. 

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