Welcome to Diggin’ Roots Farm

Certified organic vegetables and grass-fed meat, homegrown on 50 acres in the Willamette Valley. We are a first generation family farm dedicated to delicious food, healthy soil, and cultivating vibrant diversity on the land. Serving the Eastern Willamette Valley from Portland to Salem.

Diggin’ Roots Farm builds on our collective agrarian heritage by:

  • Connecting with our family, friends, and neighbors
  • Tending the earth for sustained fertility and biodiversity
  • Appreciating nature’s pace and natural tendencies
  • Supporting life on our farm- in our home and in our fields


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Instafarm Photos

  • In chard we trust. Silverton eaters, come grab your bunch of the rainbow tomorrow @sfbread from 10-Noon. We’ll also have head lettuce, leeks, Hutterite dry beans, and....pasture raised lamb by the cut. It’s the perfect time to stock up for your Spring feast. Also, happy belated equinox to all of you out there in the real world. Thanks for hangin’ with us here in Insta-land. It’s surely going to be a great season. Stay tuned for more vegetable glamour, general farm musings(and admissions), and of course, the imminent introduction of a new family member. #ticktock #aprilbaby?whynot? #ohyeahbecausefarming #gottathrivetosurvive #winterfood #nofilter #realfoodrealcolor
  • Class of 2018 is lookin’ good and feelin’ frisky. #momentofzen #lambpops
  • Beverage/seed shelf and seeding table under development. #priorities #nomoremuddyseedpackets #maybejustbeersoaked #workspace  #attheready
  • Dinner vibes. It’s hard to resist the temptation to push these goofballs from the barn paddock during the early sunny days of Sprinter. The flock is antsy - the days are longer, there’s never enough feeder space, and the first lambs are starting to pop. But giving the pasture a few extra weeks of rest and warmth will pay off in spades later in the season...and next year. We feed our hay during the winter in this big old sheep barn and when the pasture starts tickling my ankles and shins, we’ll begin the #rotationlife. Once that season starts, these ladies won’t again stay in this barn until the first hard rains of fall, moving to a new paddock every 3-5 days...Except during shearing and that one blistering week of summer when I might give ‘em a fan and some mist. Which is more than I usually get. #shepherd #grassfed #pastureraised #exceptrightnow #herecomethelambpops #blackwelsh
  • For all of you that couldn’t possibly ever be wondering, Plantel halves mounted side by side on a piece of plywood make an almost perfect 1” dibble plate for an Anderson flat. Today is the first of many during which we will struggle with a deep love for onions.#onionsforever #havetostarttostop #spendingtimemakingtime #farmjanky
  • “I have a pothead. I have a pothead.”
#greenhouse #fiveyearold #familytime #farmfamily #jacketsdontfitanymore #mybeautifulbunbaker
  • Another winter goods roll out. This weather is ridiculous. #getthegreen #andthepurple #suddenspring #winterfood #knowyourfarmer
  • Silverton eaters!! If you didn’t order one of these winter shares, don’t worry - we’ll be with @sfbread this morning from 10-2, slinging some of these winter veggies...and more. Come and pick up info about our full season CSA, and grab some leeks, spinach, boc Choi, and winter squash while your at it! #winterfood #csa #localfood #knowyourfarmer
  • Forecast for a steady drizzle with a chance of piglet puddles. Yesterday, two sows farrowed together in the same hut. Today, they are co-parenting while the piglets commingle. #gentlesows #maternityward #toomuchcute #dayold #americanguineahogs #clackamascounty
  • The 2018 farm train is coming in fast, and we are excited to finally streamline CSA sign-ups online (website link is in the profile)! Here’s to looking ahead with gratitude for all the bounty, health, and wealth of spirit in our lives. We are lucky to grow food for our community while tending this little slice of Earth as our home, our teacher, and our livelihood. It’s humbling every day, and a helluva ride. Thank you for joining us! And thank you @shawnlinehan for all the awesome photos over the years. #communitysupportedfarm #forreal #goodfoodfromgoodearth #csa #smallfarm #wendellbundle
  • Monday melon vibes. Dreaming about warmer days with this 5yo farmer. #seedsearching #theseasonisnow #wendellbundle
  • Epic family trip to Timberline Lodge this weekend. I️ haven’t been on skis for a decade and it was Wendell’s first time ever! Turns out I️ was the one who belonged on the bunny slope. This little man charged over 40 runs and is ready to go back for “big runs”. My knees are sore, but my heart is full. I️ was feeling some serious nostalgia thinking back to how my dad (and mom) introduced me to this crazy winter sport: With so much joy and patience, and good gear so that I️ was comfortable.  Also, the hardest part about letting a 5yo bomb down a snowy mtn. slope on slippery planks is that he is so darn willing to do it. No fear. The fear is all ours to carry, and letting go is our task (along with picking up the pieces at the bottom and carrying snacks). Thanks mom and dad for setting me up and letting me go. I️ was loving you a lot this weekend, and so grateful for the opportunity to get off the farm with the family for an awesome experience. Five months of rain in the valley could be more bearable if we saw it as snow more often!