10 Seasons Strong!
In 2007 Andy and Emily started Welcome Table Farm on leased acreage. As we move into our second decade of production, we reflect on them many accomplishments of the first ten years.
We are starting season 11! We must be doing something right to keep on living this wild and work focused dream. Mostly we feel blessed to care for such beautiful land, to be supported by such dedicated customers, and to get to undertake ever changing, creative, challenging, outdoor work.
We work with our American Belgian draft horses, Avi and Dandy, and have trained 5 new capable teamsters.
We are experiment with hybrid horse and tractor systems to maximize efficiency, safety, and joy. A "new" Farmall Cub tractor joins our fleet for 2017. We use a modern Kabota for managing manure and turning compost, maintaining high quality, homegrown fertility.
We dedicate ourselves to learning and using sustainable growing practices and in 2015 became Certified Organic through Washington State Department of Agriculture.
We live our commitment to "Growing the Food We Eat" by selling all of what we grow to our community here in Walla Walla at the Downtown Farmer's Market, on site Farmstand, CSA subscriptions, and by special order.
In 2011 we purchased our forever home of 25 acres on Yellowhawk Creak that has dreamy soil, a refreshing swimming hole, and our cozy home.
We share our knowledge by training people who want to farm how to farm. We partner with Whitman College to support Environmental Studies interns. We offer fieldtrips to local schools.
We balance the seasonal work and income of the farm with a second business, Home Orchard and Tree Care. Andy is a ISA certified arborist. Call him for free estimate or visit www.wallawallatreecare.com
Our own family has grown to include three beautiful children: Hazel, Cora Jane, and Toby. They are children savy to insects, plants, eating field fresh food, and chores. They keep their parents committed to working reasonable hours and enjoying the creek on hot days.