What started as tending a “garden” in abandoned planters to the light of tiki torches after work in their Lower Queen Anne apartment building, has led Kevin and Desirée Helfrick of Hell or High Water Farm to Enumclaw.
After successfully tackling their own urban homesteading, they realized this life was more than just a hobby, it was their destiny. So, Kevin became a participant in the Tilth Alliance Organic Farming Education Program, which officially launched their farming business in Auburn in 2015. They started their CSA with pasture raised eggs in 2016 and have continued to expand their farm offerings each year.
Kevin and Desirée lease acreage from “Cart before Horse” Farm and now have plenty of room to grow flowers, vegetables, berries and tend to their flock of more than 250 free range chickens. They are excited to be part of the Enumclaw Plateau Farmers’ Market since this will be their first engagement as a farm in this community. Having served urban markets and CSA customers in other areas for several years, they are excited to now offer vegetables, eggs, berries and cut flowers to the Plateau.
They were recently featured in the Courier Herald – read it here.
Amy and Steve Brown of Laughing Goat Flower Farm have a gift for creating beautiful things. What started as an idea to have a goat farm and create cheese (aka laughing goat), has morphed into a full-scale farm with multiple purposes representing the varied passions and interests of this cultured and stylish pair.
Their vision? Fresh and gorgeous flowers, organically grown produce, unique farm experiences and education, all located in a beautiful space like none other in Enumclaw. One this is for sure, the Browns are creating something stunning on their ten acres.
At the heart of their work is a passion to know what is in the food they grow, but equally as important, to do so in a way that insists on responsible permaculture, sustainability and healthy soil. Their exacting standards require certified organic seeds and soil and they spare no length to ensure their farm is a place be inspired, renewed and motivated to incorporate more plants into our lives. From their new formal garden with heirloom varieties dating back centuries, to their dahlia and peony fields, there is no lack of inspiration at Laughing Goat Flower Farm.
Blame it on their travel globally, but Amy and Steve are taking cues from the most beautiful gardens in the United States, France and England to create a sampling of the serenity and beauty that gardens can provide in our lives – emotionally, mentally, physically. Their botanical magic is alive in Enumclaw and we are excited to have Laughing Goat Flower Farm as a vendor at Enumclaw Plateau Farmers’ Market this summer. They will be selling garlic, vegetables, fresh flowers, plants and seasonal produce from their farm. Visit them at the market on Thursdays or check out their website for farm events, workshops and other special opportunities to be announced soon.