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ABOUT US


Our Goals
  • To promote local and environmentally sustainable agriculture. 
  • To maintain the highest quality standards for our products.
  • To provide the best customer service possible.
  • To foster community connections.

 

Since 2007, we have been transforming  92 acres with a mile of frontage on the052 Yakima River, a designated  salmon tributary into the Columbia,  from  pastureland  growing deleterious and even poisonous vegetation, overgrazed by rodeo bulls and broncos, creating run off, deforestation and dust storms damaging  air and water quality,  to a farm and eco-education center with diverse crops of organically grown vegetables, herbs, flowers, grains, fruit, chickens and goats. We’ve used the best sustainable organic practices including cover cropping and rotational and companion planting.
Heavenly Hills Harvest Farm is a woman-owned and managed organic farm assisted by men, women and children, restoring the soil, planting, cultivating, harvesting, packing, learning and enjoying the land. We both benefit from and benefit the land and its growing areas as well as abundant areas for wildlife and river restoration. Hundreds of school children, claiming that their time on the farm the best days of their lives,  have helped us plant thousands of trees and other native vegetation in river bottom acreage to assist the return of salmon to our river by keeping at least our portion shaded and clean; high school students in ag classes have come to help plant large swathes donated for the well-being of pollinating insects, birds and other wildlife; other high schoolers have found their first employment here, at harvest time. College students and other farmers have toured, to see how we do things; grad students have used the fields for research, and interns have spent months each growing season, learning what it is to be a farmer. For the past seven years local families have received weekly boxes from 50 varieties of in-season produce –vegetables, herbs and fruit–as well as lessons in cooking vegetables and making raised beds for their own backyard gardens; for the past two years our winter squash has appeared in markets, mostly on the west wide of the Cascades, in Washington and Oregon, and last year our hay began to help dairies transition to organic and backyard goat farmers feed the best to their mini-flocks.
This year we are prepared at last to extend the range of our farm to provide an intensive weekend experience for adults and families, with learning activities and adventures from early morning into the evening of wood fired pizza and music in the barn.  Depending on the dates, visitors will learn how an organic farm operates, and skills in many areas including backyard raised bed farming, poultry and beekeeping, making furniture from willow branches and balm of Gilead from cottonwood buds, harvesting and preparing produce, planted and growing wild, wild animal tracking, bird watching, beer and soapmaking, and more!  Opportunities are boundless for photography, sketching, and having tall tales to tell back home!

 

 

We are proud members of the following organizations:
  • WSU Women in Agriculture Program
  • TILTH Producers of Washington
  • SE Washington Slow Food
  • Prosser Farmer’s Market
  • Mid-Columbia Market at the HUB
  • Richland Market in the Parkway

 

Food is the currency of both health and freedom. How it is produced and distributed determines health or sickness of individuals and  the quality of life on our planet.  New farmers need skills and strategies to refashion farming as sustainable, and often  as restoration of the land, and  to work also with wildlife habitats, and in civic interest/public policy.