Viridian Farms

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Viridian Farms

Owned by Leslie and Manuel Recio, Viridian Farms  is located on Grand Island, Oregon — an inland river island encircled by the Willamette river and Lambert slough. The fertile land has been farmed for generations, and was originally homesteaded by the Rockhill family in the late 1800s.

Unconventional in their approach to row crop farming, they draw on our cultural backgrounds, travel experiences, and most importantly,  food experiences to guide their crop selections. The culinary origin of the over 100 unique herbs, edible flowers, fruits, and vegetables they grow are primarily comprised of varieties that are typical of the cuisines of France, Italy, and Spain — with a notable emphasis on Basque ingredients.

Affirming they local foodshed’s traditions, they also grow several heirloom and Pacific Northwest crops including berries and orchard fruits.

Everyone at Viridian Farms is involved in all facets of farming, from planting seeds to picking fruit and delivering it to chefs or interacting with visitors at market. In addition, they each have their own special areas of expertise.


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