In early October, I drove deep into Oregon’s wine country twice, but I never had a sip of wine.
Instead, I returned home with a beautiful bouquet of zinnias and dahlias, courtesy of Beth Satterwhite, co-farmer of McMinnville’s Even Pull Farm. Beth, along with her partner Erik Grimstad, grow an impressive number of vegetable and flower varieties on two acres of rented land tucked beside hazelnut orchards and grass-seed fields. Though only two years into full-time farming, the couple has quickly assimilated into McMinnville’s food scene, and their vegetables are prominently featured in wine country home kitchens and local restaurants.
You can learn more of their story in the January issue of Hobby Farms magazine. Stay tuned!