About Rising Stone Farm
Rising Stone Farm is a small urban specialty farm committed to providing delicious, nutrient-dense produce and medicinal herbs for our local community in SE Portland/Milwaukie. Since 2009, Rising Stone Farmers have been cultivating land along Johnson Creek.
Over time we have expanded from our original Vegetable CSA, and are offering a Medicinal Herbs CSA. We have a vegetable and medicinal plant start operation as well. Using sustainable and biodynamic farming practices, we are committed to honoring the land and its greater patterns, while maintaining the health of the soils and ecosystems along Johnson Creek and surrounding areas.
Additionally, throughout the year we host workshops on the following topics:
- Weeds as Food and Medicine
- Growing Medicinal Herbs
- Cooking with Wild Plants
- Approaches to Medicine Making
- Spice Up Your Life
Visit our events page for details.
What We Grow and Wildcraft:
- Vegetables – arugula, asian greens, beans, beets, broccoli, burdock, cabbage, celeriac, chard, carrots, chicories, collards, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuces, mustard greens, onions, peas, potatoes, parsnips, peppers, radishes, rutabaga, salad mix, salsify, squashes, tomatoes, and turnips
- Culinary Herbs – basil, chervil, cilantro, dill, and parsley
- Fruits – figs, plums, pears, grapes, black, white and red currants, and strawberries
- Medicinal Herbs – ashwagandha, chamomile, nettle, blue vervain, calendula, motherwort, oregon grape, red root, self heal, skullcap, tulsi, and many more!
Although we are not certified due to costs, we practice organic methods, biodynamics and biointensive farming, which include:
- Planting with the moon and stars
- Biodynamic preparations and crop treatments
- Varieties chosen for nutrition and flavor, with yield in mind, and 85-90% open pollinated seed sources
- No synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides or genetically modified seeds
- Sourcing seed, compost and fertilizer as locally and responsibly as possible
- 15% of our plants are from our saved seeds so varieties better suited to our environment are cultivated
- Crop rotation, cover cropping, low till and mulching are used to increase soil health
- Some delivery is by bicycle
- Planting for pollinators to increase diversity on the creek
- Sharing knowledge and resources through our educational programs