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
Our pursuit of this dream is rooted in a land of injustice and systemic racism. We farm on land that was stolen from the Molalla Tribe. As we reach to transform the food system it is incredibly important that we acknowledge the oppression, racism, and exploitation intrinsic to that system, historic and current. The asymmetrical structures of wealth that exist to empower land ownership, resource acquisition, education, market access, access to credit and capital, the freedom to take large financial risks – these are forces built on a social fabric of white supremacy.
We were born with white skin, which has greatly enabled the pursuit of this farm life. We are sitting with this injustice, trying to understand our complacency and complicity, and seeking ways to advocate for our black, brown, and indigenous brothers and sisters. While we work to heal the land, we must also work to heal our community and ourselves, to offer our children the tools and the language to be active participants in an equitable society- one where racism, bigotry, and hate are marginalized to extinction. Centuries of injustice will take many lifetimes to reverse, and each day is a day we have to open our eyes and turn the tide.