Since 1987, Gathering Together Farm in Philomath, Oregon, has been growing a seemingly endless variety of vegetables, says Tom Hopkins, Produce Field Merchandiser for Market of Choice.
“We grow 60 to 70 different types of vegetables,” says Joey Staub, Farm Manager at Gathering Together Farm. “That’s roughly 200 to 300 varieties of those vegetables.”
Among the many vegetables grown at Gathering Together Farm are carrots, beets, leeks, tomatoes, herbs, cucumbers, fava beans, garlic, broccoli and many different types of salad greens.
“We are known for the diversity of our production,” says farm co-owner John Eveland. “Diversity to the point of chaos sometimes.”
Gathering Together Farm focuses on supporting the local community and providing folks with the freshest possible product, getting its food from the farm to the consumer in the shortest possible window of time.
Market of Choice has been partnering with Gathering Together Farm for over 10 years and in all that time, Tom says, “They have such amazing quality. I’ve never had a complaint about the quality that they have brought to me. They don’t harvest it until it looks perfect and tastes perfect. Perfect is a loose term, but it fits Gathering Together Farm very well.”