Midori Farm is a small organic farm located at the edge of Port Townsend in East Jefferson County, Washington on the verdant north Olympic peninsula. We grow high quality organic vegetables and garden starts, and craft our own traditionally fermented sauerkraut and kimchi from farm grown produce. Our produce and products are available at select locations throughout Jefferson, Kitsap and Clallam Counties.
The farm is graced with views of the Olympic mountains and blessed by clean refreshing breezes blowing in from the Strait of San Juan. The gardens grow on what was once an alfalfa field and cow pasture which has created extraordinary fertility for our part of the peninsula. The soils are deep, full of organic matter and drain well. The farm is home to countless birds and insects, chickens, goats, people, and Midori the cat.
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.