At Wild Hare Organic Farm, Mark and Katie Green grow hundreds of varieties of vegetables, fruit and herbs in the Puyallup River Valley.
Though they are Puget Sound natives, Katie and Mark started organic farming on the east end of Long Island and cut their teeth selling to chefs and eaters in New York. After bringing their daughter Hazel into the world, they decided to put down roots in western Washington.
With the support of a loving family, good friends and fellow farmers, they established Wild Hare Organic Farm shortly after Hazel’s first birthday.
In 2015, the Green family became the next generation of farmers and stewards of land that Dick and Terry Carkner have cultivated as Terry’s Berries for more than 30 wonderful years. They are honored to play this part in preserving farmland from one generation to the next and aim to protect the family-farm tradition, promote the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model and produce uncommonly delicious and nutritious food.
Photos by Wild Hare Organic Farm and Molly Goren, PCC Farmland Trust