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Walnut Hill Farm

Walnut Hill Farm

Walnut Hill Farm, owned by Tim Gilmer and his wife, Sam, is located in between Oregon City and Canby, just east of the Willamette River. The Gilmers have been growing vegetables on their 27-acre farm for delivery to Portland-area markets and restaurants since 1983. In 1990 WHF adopted organic growing methods. The farm has been certified organic by Oregon Tilth since 1995. Each year WHF markets upwards of 20 different varieties of tomatoes and between 10 and 12 varieties of lettuce. Other crops grown are fresh basil, Giant Italian parsley, 5 different types of beans, broccoli, eggplant, Asian cucumbers, radicchio, and multiple varieties of peppers, melons, and squashes. In 2009 Walnut Hill Farm was featured in an episode of PBS’ award-winning food program, “Chefs A’Field,” along with celebrated chef Philippe Boulot of Portland’s Heathman Restaurant. “We’ve been bringing fresh veggies to Food Front for the last 20 or so years, and we’re especially appreciative of the coop’s consistent support of local farmers,” says Farmer Tim.

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