Where We Grow
We pride ourselves on growing on some of the Klamath Basin’s top farms
The Klamath Basin is blessed with having some of the finest ground on the West Coast. What makes it so great for growing dairy-quality, chipping potatoes, and grain? From the fields around Tulelake to the Running Y and with Merrill, Malin, and the Straights in between, the mix of nutrient rich lake bed and volcanic activity makes it outstanding for farming.
Home to our campus, not only do we farm the fields right around our packing shed and potato storages but we also grow crops on a couple of sandy farms in the Malin area.
Merrill is where the Home Place sits, and where our first storage sheds are.
Why do we call it the Home Place? It’s the site where Bill and John’s grandparents had a dairy and started farming back in the 1920s. Our fields sit on the outskirts of town, and if you’ve driven the highway between Merrill and Malin or Tulelake, you’ve seen our organic fields.
Tucked between the Peninsula towards Newell and Sheepy Ridge down to the Lava Beds, for decades we’ve farmed the peaty ground of the Tule Lake Leaselands as well as some fields that were one time under 20 feet of water.
The Running Y and Caledonia
Probably our most scenic farm, the Running Y not only produces amazing conventional and organic crops but provides the perfect place for birds to rest as they travel the Pacific Flyway. Just across the highway from the north end of the Running Y sits the Caledonia, which has similar rich, peat ground mixed with ash from Mount Mazama.
The Straits, Worden, Oregon
South of Klamath Falls on the Oregon/California, the Straits was a large pasture ranch that now provides us with rich, lake bed soil mixed with organic material.
As you can see, we farm some of the best ground on the West Coast. This rich earth, nearly three hundred days of sunshine and our incredible farm crews all combined help us continue our record of success.