This family-owned and operated certified organic farm is located in a secluded canyon outside of Leavenworth, WA on the eastern slopes of the Cascades. The 40-acre farm includes 8 gardens, 5 acres of fruit orchard, pastures, a mix of animals, and a tree farm. Crops include hay, grains, berries, herbs, and a wide variety of vegetables. The Gibbses grow many heirloom varieties of apples, pears, and cherries, and also raise cattle, hogs, chickens, and turkeys. Gibbs Organic Produce provides high quality organic goods to local customers at farmers markets, CSA programs, local restaurants, and food co-ops.
The Gibbs Farm manages all aspects of its fields, woods and streams as a single integrated system, or permaculture. Permaculture farming views all parts of a farm's animals, natural resources, crops, and human dwellings and activities as components of a single ecosystem. The farm's health and productivity depends on managing the complex interrelationships within it. With over 30 years of diversified organic farming experience, Grant Gibbs has created an inspiring example of healthy, sustainable, and eco-friendly land management. Presently, Grant's main focuses are growing grains (for animal feed, seed, and human consumption), the orchard, animals, and mechanics. His daughter-in-law, Danielle Gibbs, now manages the marketing and veggie/herb/berry gardens.
We Have a Hoophouse!
Thanks to 2 government grants (from the NRCS and the Conservation District-yes, Farm Bill money!) we are now the happy new owners of a well made, weather resistant hoophouse. With the late snow melts and continuing cold weather this spring, it has made it possible for us to get seeds in the ground many weeks before previously possible. This is the first big step toward our goal of year-round production.
New Commercial Kitchen Complete
The kitchen is complete, and we've started using it to make 3 flavors of live sauerkraut which we will sell this summer at the Leavenworth Farmer's Market and Farmhouse Table Produce in Wenatchee. We hope to have the kitchen ready for people to rent and use for their own projects sometime this year.
Gibbs Farm Party
Canceled this year. Too much smoke from the wildfires. Join us for fun games, good food and music next fall (2013). We really enjoy having so many folks from our community come out to celebrate the harvest season with us here on the farm!
Gibbs Farm Featured in Article
Read about the Gibbs Farm in the Wenatchee World at this link.