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Our Farm

Trout Lake Abbey is a 23 acre Certified Organic farm, located in the highland valley at the base
of Mount Adams. We grow fruits, vegetables, herbs, and eggs and have
produce for sale throughout the year at our farm store. 

LIVING BEINGS

Chickens, Alpacas, Bees and Wildlife

Our farm houses a herd of female alpacas, a flock of laying hens, bees for honey and countless other wild pollinators including butterflies, birds and bats. 

Our organic, free range eggs are known for their deep orange yolks and incredible flavor. You can purchase them at our farm store, Trout Lake Grocery or Farm Stand in Hood River, OR.

Find out more about our chickens and their eggs 

GROWING THINGS

Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers

We grow certified organic fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. We consume a portion of the yield, serve some to guests of our B&B, and sell some in our farm store.  Our largest crops are plums, apples, peaches, pears and lavender, but we grow just about everything including some unique foods such as goji berries! 

CANNING & PRESERVING

During the fall we spend time canning, preserving and dehydrating our apples, peaches, pears, plums and whatever else produces well. We then sell these items in our farm store throughout the year. This process also helps us avoid any food waste while affording us access to delicious organic fruit during the winter.  We also harvest the lavender and create small sachets for placing in your drawers or under a pillow to increase mood and bring calmness.  

Certified Organic

Our farm is Certified Organic by the Washington State Department of Agriculture as a food producer. This certification is no small feat, and means that we not only take measures to grow organic produce and eggs, but we also protect and uphold our soil quality and water table. Organic certification means careful attention is given to everything. From the seeds we plant, fertilizer and compost we use to the alternative methods of pest and weed control we employ- all of these actions are carefully and meticulously documented in order for our certification to be renewed each year. 

 

Animal Welfare Approved

The Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) certification by A Greener World has the most rigorous standards for farm animal welfare and environmental sustainability across the globe. It is a badge we are incredibly proud to wear and if our laying hens could speak, we think they would rave about it too.  

The AWA standards regulate the origin of our birds, their feed and water, shelter and nesting boxes, foraging and range area, handling, health management and rigorous record keeping.  We do not slaughter our hens at any time. As they age and stop laying, we simply let them live out their years with the rest of the flock- it’s a lady bird nursing home. 

Click here to read more about the AWA specifics standards and requirements. 

Our Farm Ethos

  • Practice our faith in a way that benefits the earth and all living beings

  • Decrease our carbon footprint to a sustainable level

  • Use our resources in an efficient manner to optimize conservation

  • Treat all livestock and animals with kindness and compassion

  • Avoid taking life

  • Live well, laugh often, love much and EAT yummy! 

Our Farm Goals

  • Grow 80% of the food we and our animals consume

  • Donate up to 40% of our production to others in need

  • Maintain our Organic certification and add Animal Welfare certification

  • Generate a profit from the sale of natural, sustainable, organic products

  • Provide for a closed system of farming in which we compost organic matter to add back to our soil, plant only non GMO seeds and foods, use certified organic seed and resources whenever possible, and minimize our use of chemicals, air/earth/water pollutants, and toxic materials.

  • Plant native shrubs and trees as a hedgerow around our property

  • Donate our time and resources to assist our community and those
    in need

Join us at the upcoming events…

CANCELLED- LGBTQ+ Dharma Retreat

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - October 21 @ 5:00 pm

Women’s Winter Dharma Retreat

December 1 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Midnight Awakening Meditation

December 7 @ 11:00 pm - December 8 @ 12:30 am

New Year Midnight Meditation

December 31, 2018 @ 11:00 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 12:30 am

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