A Visit to Wild Hare Organic Farm
An early Summer visit to Wild Hare Organic Farm in Tacoma, Washington for fresh raspberries, blueberries, and seasonal veggies.
A visit to Wild Hare Organic Farm
We spent part of Sunday afternoon – a gloriously sunny, warm day – touring around Wild Hare Organic Farm, a local gem of a farm, which, just a few miles off the 5, and east of the city, feels a world away.
The 20-acre farm originally focused mainly on berries – raspberries as well as blueberries and strawberries – but has expanded into many diverse plantings. Tomatoes, fava beans, kale, summer and winter squash, salad greens, and dozens of different herbs were all thriving in the fields.
About our visit
Our tour guides – the husband and wife owner duo, Mark and Katie – led us through the farm, explaining their organic and salmon-safe farming methods, introduced us to their egg chickens and goats, and even let us nibble a few berries right off the vines.
I walked away with a renewed appreciation for just how hard farming is – particularly the organic, sustainable, mostly by hand kind. Dealing with yearly changes in growing seasons, the weather, the potential for pests and blight, the seemingly endless task of weeding, the unpredictability of it all… small family farmers are pretty amazing.
Where to find their berries
If you happen to live in the Seattle-Tacoma area, Wild Hare Organic’s berries and other produce can be found at local farmer’s markets and co-ops, and they also run a CSA from their farm stand. Their raspberries are out-of-this world sweet and delicious right now. So, if you’re local, and a berry fiend like me, then you should run, not walk to stock up on their delicious bounty.
This isn’t a sponsored post! I just really love Wild Hare Organic’s berries and their commitment to growing organic, sustainable food for our local community.
I mean… if that’s not heaven, I don’t know what is.
I’d love to hear from you! Be sure to tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #forkknifeswoon or leave a comment below! xo, Laura
Just found your blog and am so excited to read this post. I recently moved to the area and have been searching for local farms. This is wonderful!
That is what heaven looks like.
Some of my favorite childhood memories are of picking wild berries in the Pacific Northwest- hopeing the bears wouldn’t eat me first.
What a nice tribute to this organic farm and its hard-working farm family.
And those raspberries — especially the golden ones — look amazing!
Thanks so much, Joan!! Their raspberries are just perfect 🙂