Fall 2019- Idea of starting a farm stand
March 2020- Deciding to start a farm stand
July 2020- First official sale!
August 2020- Officially established.
Established on August 6, 2020 to provide you with fresh fruits, produce, and a beautiful place to hang out.
Get To-Gather Farm is a place to connect with friends and nature. Harvest memories, fruits, flowers and vegetables.
Come pick some flowers out of field, gather some fruit off the tree or bush, take in the views, and bask in the beauty of nature.
John Turned 50 in 2020 and decided it was time to have a mid-life crisis. He figures 21 years in finance and public administration had amounted to too many hours in front of a computer screen, and he wanted to do more of what he loved – spending time outdoors caring for the land. He convinced his family that is wasn't such a bad idea and for them to lend him some land, and started spending his retirement account on setting up the farm. When not playing the role of “farmer John”, he focuses on his family, works as an elected commissioner with the Port of Camas-Washougal, does some volunteer work through the local Rotary Club, and wonders when the rest of the world finds time to relax.
Being John’s sister is a big task in the Spencer family, but not only is Kim one of the main faces you will see at the farm, she is also Farmer John’s manager, which is a full time job in of itself! Kim manages the store, handles weekly emails, keeps stock of produce and oversees employees and volunteers. So technically, she is the one who runs the farm.
Sally is mother to both John and Kim. You will see her from time to time tending to the animals on the farm, and gathering the eggs for the store. She calls herself “chicken mama” as she has a place in her heart for all the fowl at the farm, including Farmer John!
The Social Media Guru
Angela discovered Get To-Gather Farm in early October 2022, and quickly became family. After her visit, she posted a video on Instagram and tagged the farm. Farmer John contacted her and asked if she would help with his social media presence, and the rest is history! When she visits the farm, she enjoys taking videos, photos, updating social media sites, and helping in whatever other capacity is needed while she's there. Angela has been a fantastic addition to our farm!
Gavin & Samantha Simmons
Gavin: Farm Maintenance
Sam: Farm Admin and website coordinator
Gavin began working at the farm in 2019, helping with blackberry trees, maintenance of the land, and construction. He also somehow managed the farm (and Farmer John) for a time. In early 2022, he met Sam and dragged her along to the farm. Sam has a background in Escrow/Real Estate, photography, office admin, and Notary Public. Sam helps John in and out of the office with creating/printing labels, computer assistance, and designing this wonderful website! Gavin is now in the Marines, and Sam still volunteers to help on the website remotely!
Joe is the Spencer family’s farm manager and the bacchus of the farm (god of wine, vegetation and festivities). Joe seems to know everything there is to know about growing organic produce. He is slowly teaching farmer John how to farm!
You too could become a part of our family by signing up to become one of our beloved volunteers!
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