Situated in the beautiful Pacific NW, between the Cascade Mountain Range and the Puget Sound, our three 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:
- Growing Veterans’ Farm Stand (Monday- Saturday, 9am-3pm, 21025 Starbird Rd. Mount Vernon, WA)
- Auburn Farm’s Community Supported Agriculture
- Seattle Tilth’s CSA and Good Food Bag programs
- 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 help out by participating in a research study, please click here to learn more.
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 has been invaluable. We couldn’t exist without you