Target & Beekman 1802 Farm Pantry: Farmer Profile #4
A portion of Beekman 1802 Farm Pantry ingredients come straight from small American Farms. And we also give back a percentage of profits to innovative small farms. We're super grateful to have Target as our exclusive retail partner as we work to get more small farms incorporated into our nation's food supply.
Read more below about one of the amazing farmers who grow ingredients for our products:
Name of Farm: Emerson Dell Farm
Location: The Dalles, OR
Farmer(s): David & Margaret Brewer
Years in operation:
132 years as a family business in this location. 19 years as Emerson Dell Farm.
Type of Farm: Dryland wheat and cattle traditionally. In addition we now raise canola, mustard, barley and a diverse mix of cover and forage crops. We hope to increase our cropping diversity in the near future.
Which Beekman 1802 Farm Pantry Products are your crops used in?: Company's Coming Apple Cake
Being a small farmer is a tough job, why do you do it?: We love this beautiful place that our family has called home for 6 generations now. It is an honor and a challenging responsibility to see that the next generation has the opportunity to do the same. We enjoy working with the land and the seasonal cycle while striving to improve the productivity and health of the soils on our farm.
When was the last time you took a vacation?: Last February we got away for a week of vacation. It was our first vacation without the kids in seventeen years. It was lovely.
Where can people learn more about your farm?: www.shepherdsgrain.com. David and Margaret are members of Shepherd’s Grain, a cooperative of family farms dedicated to sustainable farming and good stewardship for over 13 years.