ABOUT THE FARM
On Nisqually tribal land, the farmers of Pink Moon Farm are grateful for the work the tribes have done to preserve and steward this region. The farm itself has a mix of wet, loamy soils, with glacial and volcanic deposits reminding those that tend the land of the not so distant geological past. Building on a historic settler-family farm, Pink Moon is also grateful to the work of the most recent generation of farmers in this area.
ABOUT THE FARMERS
Pink Moon Farm was started in 2016 by Grayson Crane. After 8 years of farming in Eastern Canada, and Western Washington, Grayson was able to find land in Eatonville WA nearby Mt Rainier.
Farming skipped a generation in Grayson's family. They pull from the relationships and memories of their grandparents who farmed in Acadia, Maine, local support, and a network of other young farmers in Western Washington. Grayson hold farming as care work, and is thrilled to be in continuing this past, present, and future through Pink Moon Farm.
Pink Moon is excited to work with and welcome community to the farm through work opportunities, work-shares, volunteering, and community events.
MISSION AND GRATITUDES
Sustainable, Community Driven, Quality
Pink Moon is dedicated to producing high quality produce, meat, and eggs for the surrounding community. Whenever possible, Pink Moon prioritizes local community, and the communities that represent the farmers. We do this through partnerships with the food bank in Eatonville, local wholesalers, and connections with community organizations throughout the region.
Pink Moon is grateful for its family, supporters, farming friends, those that stewarded the land before us, and those that will steward in the future.
HOW WE FARM
Pink Moon uses organic agricultural practices--we are not yet certified, and are happy to answer any specific questions you have about how we farm, what we use, and why.
Farm fertility is built on farm using sheep, laying hens, cover crops, and thoughtful crop rotation. Pests are managed through row covers, laying hen rotations, and crop planning. Weeding is an ever present part of sustainable farming--we use a mix of mulches, mechanical techniques, and use our animals to keep things clipped.
Pink Moon also relies on the work and labor of part-time interns, work-share members, and the occasional volunteer. We are deeply committed to offering an equitable trade for the work and time our community spends on the farm.