|Strawberry towers which prevent mold and mildew from growing on the berries.|
|These upside down bottles act as solar tubes to heat the ground and act as a retaining wall for the raised beds.|
At first glance, I was delighted by the charm of Snoqualmie Ice Cream's farm and then by its manageable size, friendly staff and welcoming vibe. On their property they not only grow berries, lavender, cherries and eggs, but create on site most of their mix ins like brownies or cheesecake. In addition, there is a cafe where you can purchase many of their flavors you cannot find anywhere else and where you can enjoy homemade soups made from ingredients grown on their farm.
|Berries and lavender growing with the drying houses in the background.|
black raspberries. She showed me where the lavender is grown, and then cut, stacked, dried, and steeped to infuse into their products.
|A very important piece to their farm is their compost pile.|
|Strawberry plants growing out of dresser drawers.|
|An actual bed of lavender.|
Aside from the rows of delicious berries or impressive hen house, my favorite part of the tour was when Samantha described the passion and involvement of the owners. The owners are a husband and wife team who work tirelessly on all aspects of the farm. She said if she could not find the owner in his office, he was most likely out in the chicken coop gathering eggs or harvesting berries. In passing, she mentioned how they are equally passionate about their product as each other. She quipped, "working here is like working in a romantic comedy".