We support our local suppliers.....
Cuts - Holistically Grown
staff is honored to spotlight one of our distinguished local
growers, Cascade Cuts of Bellingham, Wa. The
owners, Paul Troutman and Alison Kutz-Troutman bring you herbs,
perennials and annuals every year as well as an assortment
of other plants you often see in our clay pots. What Cascade
Cuts brings to our Puget Sound community is a commitment to
sustainable agriculture which in turn creates a stronger environment
both as it relates to the earth and social networks.
plants from Cascade Cuts are grown with integrity
and love, organic soils, natural methods, and beneficial insects.
Our plants are fed with compost teas and botanical products,
as well as some conventional fertilizer. This balance of practices
helps us sustain a viable, socially, economical and environmentally
responsible nursery in Whatcom County. Surrounded by pastures
and hedgerows and herb gardens - our growers bring to you the
best from our little piece of paradise.
Cuts plants are grown in the most natural way
possible. Their innovative and environmental approach
to growing incorporates many new alternative tools to
harsh chemicals, including the latest in natural controls
to create a biological growing program in their greenhouses.
In addition, many plants are watered through their irrigation
system which recycles the extra water into a closed irrigation
system. This helps to prevent runoff, waste, and fertilizers
from entering the farm soil and groundwater.. Cascade
Cuts develops their own compost as well as compost teas.
We work closely with Cascade Cuts to bring you the healthiest
plants possible while also keeping it local.
Matt & Leda
10012 SW 268th,Vashon,
are proud to bring you plants from Langley Fine Gardens,
a small family-farm and plant nursery on Vashon-Maury Island,
owned and operated by Matt and Leda Langley. They offer
a fantastic selection of sustainably grown vegetables,
edible flowers, annuals, perennials and tender perennials;
including many hard-to-find and heirloom varieties. Their
primary markets are the retail nursery outlets of the Puget
Sound Region. In addition;
Matt and Leda grow vegetable crops for the home
table, local restaurant accounts, Farmers Market and the
SW 268th St. Dockton
Farmers Market Schedule:
District - May 2 - June 6th Saturdays 9-2
West Seattle Farmer's Market - Spring/ Summer, Fall Sundays:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm, W.S. Junction (California and Alaska)
Due Ranch is owned and operated by Michael
Shriver and JoanE McIntyre since 1980. Their farm,
in Stanwood Washington, was established on the idea
of producing healthy wholesome food for their own
family. Today, the farm consists of 50+ acres of
rotational organic vegetables, berries and flower
production. They also have eight greenhouses of herbs,
vegetable, cut flower and perennial starts. The greenhouse
production allows them to maintain a superior product
for our fields, their retail/wholesale customers
and provides extended employment for their dedicated
crew. As the organic industry grows, we continue
to see the need for quality organic products. It
is their goal to expand the operations of Rents
Due Ranch while focusing on the consumer's
needs and quality product the farm is known for.
Horticulture, and its owner Alison Kutz-Troutman
is as green as it gets. Alison, as a dedicated grower
for Cascade Cuts for 25 years, has developed a wonderful
support business around the use of Compost Teas,
and training and supporting growers in the Art and
Science of biological methods of growing and gardening.
Although most of her work is with growers all over
the country, she is right here for us at Swansons
supporting our Compost Tea program and work with
beneficial insects around the nursery. She teaches
workshops and conducts training's on a variety of
sustainable practices, and how they work in concert
to reduce our inputs and footprint on the planet.
Her strong emphasis, and a very high priority right
now for the homeowner, is building urban soil quality.
By building soil quality and the tilth of the soil,
we will be able to grow nutritious foods right in
our own gardens, while at the same time building
a "buffering capacity" to reduce run-off
and erosion here in the Puget Sound Basin. Her approach
is to add what the soil has lost, and try to re-create
a healthy living system that will support all that
you wish to grow with ease. We are delighted to have
Alison and Sound Horticulture as part of our growing
commitment to organic practices both here and for
is proud to have Westwind Gardens as a supplier
of our certified organic herb and vegetable starts.
Westwind Gardens was founded
by Liz and Phil Smith in Forest Grove,
Oregon in 1991.
At first, they had one greenhouse, a little blue rectangle
of a home, a falling down shed and a dream of making a living
off their own 5.13 acres. They began by growing organic vegetable
starts in their recycled greenhouse structure and selling them
at a local farmers market. In the summer months, they then
sold produce from the field at the market and eventually to
restaurants and food stores in the Portland area.
As the years have gone by, their business has evolved into
fourteen greenhouses for garden plant production with a few
acres left for field growing of their favorite vegetable, chiles,
which they roast and sell at the farmer’s markets from late
summer thru fall.
The greenhouses allow them to produce a wide variety of certified
organic herb and vegetable starts along with a range of naturally
They call their products ‘Planet Wise Plants’ reflecting the
development and refinement of their wholesome organic growing
practices and environmentally friendly flowers.