Situated in the beautiful Pacific NW, between the Cascade Mountain Range and the Puget Sound, our two farms serve as the cornerstone for all things Growing Veterans. Using the farm as the platform, we engage local veterans and community members- bridging the gap and providing an example of the amazing things we can accomplish when we work together. The food we produce currently goes to the following locations:
- Mount Vernon Wednesday Farmers Market at Skagit Valley Hospital on Kincaid Street – June 7 thru September 27th 11AM-4PM
- The Marysville Farmer’s Market, Saturday, June 24th thru September 30th 10AM-2PM
- The Puget Sound Food Hub
- The hungry bellies of any volunteer who shows up during the growing season!
We are Certified Organic and carry the label Homegrown by Heroes!
Questions? Contact our Market Manager, Scotty Irwin: firstname.lastname@example.org
For veterans, we create opportunities for personal and professional development. For vets looking at agriculture as a viable career option, we often serve as a stepping stone- teaching them valuable agriculture skills and connecting them to resources when they are ready to start farming on their own. For other vets, we are just a place for them to come, help out, and hang out with other vets who share similar experiences. We work with organizations like the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs, the Bob Woodruff Foundation, the Farmer Veteran Coalition, and The Mission Continues in order to provide as many opportunities to our vets as possible. Opportunities include employment, professional volunteerism, internships, fellowships, and AmeriCorps positions. Your activities with us do not have to be limited to the farm or market- we have veterans helping out with organizational development, fundraising, business and community networking, and educational projects. If you have never been to one of our farms before, live within driving distance, and would like to visit, please stop by.
For community members, we provide a means for veterans and the community to work alongside each other. By sowing seeds in the fields together, we also sow lasting friendships and help bridge the gap between the military veteran and civilian populations. A day on the farm with our vets removes previously held stereotypes and shows our community that veterans are assets and allies in the sustainable agriculture movement. The honor and support we’ve received from the community have been invaluable. We couldn’t exist without you