Thursday, July 19, 2007

Son Takes Control of Father's Organic Farm

"Five hours since he rose from bed and walked the 47-acre acre farm to see what needs to be done, Patrick Meyer is giving directions to three farmhands who are picking Italian kale and pulling radishes.

It's only 9:30 a.m. at Stoney Plains Organic Farm, but it's unseasonably warm and Meyer tells the workers to quickly get the goods washed in icy well water and then packed in a cooler for the next day's 78-mile trip to Pike Place Market.

In 24 hours the vegetables, along with 30 more products, will have gone from the dark, mineral-rich rocky ground outside this small, working-class community to Stoney Plains' covered booth across from Beecher's Handmade Cheese in the Seattle landmark."

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