Beth grew up just down the road in Scholls, Oregon, a long-time farming community. Her childhood was full of gardens and animals, but she didn't consider agriculture as a career until working on her thesis at Linfield College. After graduating from Linfield, she was involved in the local food system through work on various community projects and non-profit work. She started farming in 2013, and hasn't looked back. Sustainable agriculture is her passion and growing food is her life's work! On the farm, you will probably find Beth in the prop house, seeding another round of lettuce or flowers, or else out in the field harvesting the week's bounty to take to town.
Erik Grimstad is Beth's partner in crime, and an all-around awesome guy who loves his job and eating good food. Erik graduated from Linfield College with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and began work at the City of McMinnville Wastewater Services Department in 2010. Currently he is an Operator with Wastewater Services, making sure our river stays clean! On the farm, you will probably find Erik zipping up and down beds killing weeds with his beloved wheel hoe, or speeding along planting baby plants faster than Beth can drop them.