Rainshadow Organics is a market garden located at Lawrence Farms, where we have farmed and gardened for over 25 years. We are located 15 miles northeast of Sisters, Oregon. We have a full-diet farm with dozens of varieties of certified-organic vegetables, herbs, berries, flowers, pork, chicken, eggs, turkeys, beef, and grains on 80 acres.
All of the crops we grow are distributed within 50 miles of the farm through a CSA program, to local restaurants, and a farmers market.
We are dedicated to growing healthy food in a sustainably organic way. Our family farm is operated by ourselves and our only daughter, Sarahlee, who grew up on the farm, with her husband Ashanti. We are proud to provide our community with locally grown food that is good for the people and our land.
In a land of zero frost-free days and searing heat, we can’t wait for you to behold the fruits of our bounty. We raise heirloom vegetables and heritage breeds that are adapted to our harsh high desert climate, but we also have a passive four-season greenhouse for winter and early starts and ten larger season-extending greenhouses. We are certified organic and use only sustainable practices, no chemical pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides.
Our soil fertility is built with our composted horse manure. We also employ our chickens and an army of worms who supply castings for worm tea that we inject into our irrigation system. We foster an intricate ecosystem with companion planting, nutrient cycles, flowers, bees, riparian areas, crop rotation, and undisturbed native desert. We also collect waste fryer oil from local restaurants, then recycle it to run our delivery truck on. We pride ourselves on looping our nutrients and resources into our community and back to our land.