Whistling Train Farm

Kent, Washington, USA

Whistling Train Farm isn’t a big one, but the small, family-run business has a lot to offer to the local community.

Farmer Shelley believes that freshness is the secret behind quality food and should never be more than half a day away from its final destination. A novel idea when you consider most produce travels hundreds of miles before making it to your plate. The Whistling Train CSA program offers seasonal crops to a maximum of 70 subscribers. The baskets are filled with veggies grown exclusively at the 5-acre farm, including tender lettuce greens, garlic scapes, culinary herbs, roots vegetables, and more. The farm is not certified but grows everything organically.

No synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers are ever used in the fields. Manures, compost, and other organic fertilizers feed the soil, leading to fewer problems and more bountiful harvests. Sometimes, keeping things simple is the best way.

Treating the Earth and community with kindness.

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Catherine Sherriffs

Editor at Garden Culture Magazine

Catherine is a Canadian award-winning journalist who worked as a reporter and news anchor in Montreal’s radio and television scene for 10 years. A graduate of Concordia University, she left the hustle and bustle of the business after starting a family. Now, she’s the editor and a writer for Garden Culture Magazine while also enjoying being a mom to her three young kids. Her interests include great food, gardening, fitness, animals, and anything outdoors.