Tractor Farm is located on an oxbow slough just north of Fall City. There is a 4-acre mixed variety Asian pear orchard that was established at the center of the property. The trees were planted in phases and the oldest trees are about 15 years old. The orchard is bordered by a sequoia tree windbreak that was planted about the same time.
My husband and I are leasing the farm with a couple of other friends. The primary intent was to have a place close to home that allowed for some creative farming adventures while we worked on figuring out our future land endeavors.
In 2015, we worked on bringing the orchard back to life and dealing with endless piles of garbage and recycling.
The pears came on great in a drought year and we are already dreaming about pears in 2016. This year we are sketching out a marketing plan to sell volume to local csa’s, co-ops and others interested in large quantities of Asian pears.