Veggies / Fruit / Herbs

In 2020, we're taking a hiatus from commercial vegetable production. We'll plant veggies for ourselves (cuz, duh!), more flowers, cover crops and insect habitat to keep the farm's biome happy and humming. But we need a season to regenerate our soils, bodies, and souls. Small-scale, sustainable farming is hard work and financially challenging. We're due for a cycle of rest and recuperation. Thanks to all of our loyal clients for supporting us so enthusiastically for these past 15 years! We'll keep you posted....
We're continually amazed at the variety and quality of the produce that can be grown in our high-desert climate. Our clients include chefs from the top restaurants in Bend as well as our CSA members. Greenhouses, row covers, windbreaks and rock walls increase radiant warmth for tender seedlings and extend the productive season. Our animals provide our soil with home-grown fertility that we carefully compost on-site. Crop rotation, cover cropping, companion planting and growing flowers that attract beneficial insects ensure a healthy and vibrant ecosystem. Most Certified-Organic farms have access to a vast array of "approved" pesticides. WE DON'T SPRAY AT ALL and have discovered that after more than 11 years of continually improving our soils, strategic seed selection, and time-sensitive planting; we don't need any amount of toxic chemicals.

Join the top chefs in Bend to receive weekly infusions throughout the season of Windflower's gourmet produce. Our first delivery of Veggie Totes will begin in late April or early May so you can get your Popeye on early and benefit from luscious greenhouse greens and roots. We provide premium nutrition to athletes, weekend warriors, or just folks who want to improve their health and culinary repertoire. Summer and fall crops include exotic and heirloom varieties of tomatoes, eggplants, tomatillos, and peppers alongside a wide array of vegetables – heirloom lettuces, asparagus, fennel, braising and Asian greens, beets, potatoes, leeks, multi-hued carrots, snow, snap and shelling peas, squash, bunching onions, multi-hued beans, Armenian, pickling and lemon cucumbers – the list goes on and on! Our members also receive a steady supply of seasonal, fresh herbs, including edible flowers, tarragon, thyme, sage, chives, sorrel, Italian parsley, basils, dill, cilantro, lavender, savory and mints.  Our fruit plots include strawberries, rhubarb, and heirloom melons. Our 2018 Seasonal CSA is priced at $900. Email for pickup logistics and payment information.

There are lots of feel-good reasons to join our CSA. Global food-systems and official agricultural policies have long favored extractive, industrial approaches to farming that have had disastrous consequences for environmental and human health. These vast mono-culture "factory farms" often depend on exploitive labor practices. BY JOINING OUR FARM, YOU CAN BE PART OF THE SOLUTION! You'll be protecting our local pollinators and helping to maintain carbon-sequestering acreage right in your backyard while providing healthy, meaningful employment for my crew,  your neighbors. 

I am happy to say I have been enjoying the bounty from Windflower Farm since it's inception. The selection of produce is unique and the quality is exquisite. The farm itself is a place of joy and beauty. I am a veterinarian by trade and the care and nurturing of all creatures at Windflower is of the highest standard. This year the farm is offering pigs for sale. These highly intelligent animals are raised in a healthy and natural environment, fed healthy organic foods, and are slaughtered humanely on the farm. I am thrilled to have such an amazing resource available to us here in the Bend area, and would highly recommend taking part!

—Mary Masterson, DVM

It took me a while to believe that a Bend (Alfalfa) based farm would deliver quality produce for a CSA membership. Having lived here for 13 years, I have heard over and over... "you can't grow tomatoes in Central Oregon". Well, you can. And farmer Gigi Meyer is showing me that we can have a locally based small farm industry. When I joined Windflower Farm's CSA I was so pleased with the bag of food that I received. I love that this farm is a mere 20 minutes from Bend. I know that my food was harvested just hours before I get it. Bok choy, broccoli rabe, squash, tomatoes, strawberries, kale, carrots, beets, onions, turnips, basil, spinach, lettuce, zucchini, green beans, corn, fennel, leeks, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, scallions, chives, rosemary, oregano, peas, potatoes, and much, much more. I'm pretty sure I got strawberries every week from June on. Thanks to Windflower Farm!

–Katy Bryce

In May in Central Oregon the tulips are barely blooming but I'm already getting delicate produce from Windflower Farm. It's astonishing -- and inspiring -- what a wide variety of vegetables Ms. Meyer can grow in this desert climate. I love the herbs especially; she has enough that I can dry them and use them through the winter. I haven't bought sage or thyme or tarragon or oregano or parsley or mint from the store in years...

The farm itself is beautiful. It's quite small considering how much it produces. In fact it feels like a garden, with winding paths and flowers absolutely everywhere. If you have a chance to visit, do!

—Jennifer Babb