Our Farmers

Willow Drive Gardens // Allison

Willow Drive Gardens // Allison

Allison Gaylord of Willow Drive Gardens started gardening at the age of 4 when a neighbor gifted her a few strawberry runners over the hedgerow. Her passion for growing veggies, fruits, and flowers has become a lifelong endeavor shared with her family and farm interns. With 2500+ peony plants, the “garden” is officially a farm. Sustainability is the foundation for her practice through the use of organic inputs, cover crops, compost, water recapture and beneficial insects. Dirt Therapy Tour of Willow Drive Gardens  

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Spit Sisters // Margaret + Marianne

Spit Sisters // Margaret + Marianne

Margaret Johnson of Spit Sisters Farm is born and bred Alaskan growing up in Anchorage with grandparents who homesteaded in Wrangell, located in Southeast Alaska. Growing up, she would come to Homer often with her dad who was in the fish business, and would drive down to the Homer Spit to buy fish. When her sister, Dottie, moved to Homer, it was only time before Margaret made her way to the end of the road. She tends their East End Road farm with her partner Marianne Hooiser. Spit Sisters are known for their corals which typically are the first to bloom in...

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Peony Patch // Vision + Don

Peony Patch // Vision + Don

Vision and Don Money of Peony Patch sit on 30 acres that they built 20 years ago. Thirty acres may seems like a lot, but it is a downsize from the 120 acre homestead they once had on the Glenn Highway. They have adventure in their veins as they once lived in a converted Greyhound bus for 4 years traveling around the Lower 48, and also lived on a fishing boat in St. Petersburg in Southeast Alaska for 10 years. With under 1,000 roots in the ground they are a real mom-and-pop operation. Vision tends the field and Don keeps all the equipment running....

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Moss Island Farms // Marie + Ron

Moss Island Farms // Marie + Ron

Marie and Ron Bader, owners of Moss Island Farms, have an “urban” peony farm right in the heart of Homer. For 26 years the Bader’s have farmed oysters and mussels at their home in Peterson Bay, and have tilled their garden soils for decades more. Thus, a soil-based peony farm along with a marketing/delivery co-op fits right into their interests and energies.

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