Artemis Farms (WA)
City: Woodinville, WA,
About Us
Artemis Farm is co-owned by Rachel (they/them) and Ari (they/he), growing on one-quarter acre of Coast Salish land in Woodinville. As new farmers in 2023, they have an intense curiosity about growing crops, cuisines of of world, and local food justice. They believe in the tangible impact food has on people and opportunities and are eager to help grow local, sustainable food for Seattle communities. They are a queer-owned and operated, no-till, market garden using new technologies and old ways of farming. They grow specialty varieties that emphasize diversity, taste, and adaptation to our regional ecology. They grow food to feed our bodies and spirits and to build community outside of global markets. They believe in reciprocal stewardship with plants, people, land we grow on. We manage our soil and small plot with a series of regenerative and ecologically-based practices that exceed organic standards.
They rely on the soil and its microorganisms to grow quality foods. To care for their rich, heavy soil, we use cover cropping, relay cropping, crop rotations including flowers, compost applications, and mulches. They use integrated pest management practices, focusing on environmental factors (physical barriers, airflow, etc.) to deter pests and reduce disease and employ predatory organisms to balance the ecosystem as their primary control mechanisms.