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: Northface Farms
Location: Reardan, WA
Farmer(s): Jason & Denise Echelbarger
Years in operation: 13
Type of Farm: Dryland farm producing wheat, barley, and canola
Which Beekman 1802 Farm Pantry Products are your crops used in?: Sour Cream Crumble Cake
Being a small farmer is a tough job, why do you do it?: We do it because we enjoy the challenge of growing a crop based on what mother nature will allow. Each year is completely different on how best to maximize yield. There are successes and failures on every farm, but that is what keeps us striving to do it again.
When was the last time you took a vacation?: We try to have a family vacation with the kids once a year usually going on a camping trip.
Where can people learn more about your farm?: Our website is www.shepherdsgrain.com. Jason is a member of Shepherd’s Grain, a cooperative of family farms dedicated to sustainable farming and good stewardship for over 13 years.