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Cascade Cuts - Holistically Grown

Our 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.

The 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.

Cascade 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.

Langley Fine GardenLangley Fine Gardens
Matt & Leda Langley
10012 SW 268th,Vashon, WA 98070

We 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 farmstand.

Farmstand Address: 10012 SW 268th St. Dockton
Farmers Market Schedule:
Seattle: University 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)

Rents Due Ranch

Rents 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.

Sound Horticulture

Sound 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 our customers.

Westwind Gardens

Swansons 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 grown flowering
They call their products ‘Planet Wise Plants’ reflecting the development and refinement of their wholesome organic growing practices and environmentally friendly flowers.

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