Jeff, Amy, Dylan, and Katelyn Dietrich began their small family farm in the summer of 2006. On the west side of the Walla Walla Valley out in the country, their fun work project has now grown to cover over 10 acres, specializing in rare or unusual heirloom vegetables. As you'll hear on the show, a piece of the original motive for farming was the importance Amy and Jeff placed on work ethic for their kids. They wanted to teach their children how confidence is built by putting ones hands into the dirt and making something. After an encounter with a local restauranteur, Frog Hollow Farm now has built connections with other growers in the valley, many chefs, the farmers' market, and even regional food-aid bodies.
The conversation touches on the topics of food-deserts, food-banks, work ethic, trust, and the metaphor for seeds. Find out more about the Dietrich's farm at: www.froghollowfarm.net. You can also learn more about Walla Walla's seasonal Farmers Market, visit http://farmersmarket.downtownwallawalla.com.