Midori Farm is a 29 acre organic farm located in the village of Quilcene in East Jefferson County, Washington on the verdant north Olympic peninsula. We grow high quality organic vegetables, garden seedlings, seeds and craft our own traditionally fermented sauerkraut and kimchi from farm grown produce. Our produce and products are available at select locations in Western Washington.
The farm is nestled in the Quilcene valley which was created by the Little and Big Quilcene rivers flowing from the Olympic Mountains into pristine Quilcene Bay. This confluence has created a deep and fertile sandy clay loam soil ideal for raising crops.
Farmers and Techniques
Hanako Myers and Marko Colby
We are committed to ecologically sound growing practices that enrich the land and hopefully our greater community. The tools of close observation, attention to detail and willful effort help us towards our goal of working with natural systems to grow delicious and nutritious food. We increase soil fertility using time tested organic techniques such as making compost, growing cover crops and practicing crop rotation to minimize insect and disease competition. Occasionally we purchase certified organic inputs to insure healthy and vital crops. One of our greatest allies and biggest challenges is a woven polyester fabric that we cover some crops with to provide protection from damaging insects.
The long term vision for Midori Farm includes creating a more diverse habitat for natural pollinators and wildlife through planting of poly-culture windbreaks, finding ways to minimize waste, generating more on-farm fertility and sustaining a livelihood for ourselves.