While we do love to grow a little plot of horseradish, our farm’s primary enterprise is diversified livestock and dry-farmed specialty crops. We chose the horseradish plant to represent our business because we felt we had so much in common with it! Horseradish is a resilient plant that thrives in locations and conditions that few other crops can. It tolerates drought well, roots deeply, spreads quickly, and adds some spice to life 🙂
We hope that, like the horseradish plant, our impact on our land and community will be perennial, growing and improving with each new season. Please see the Home Page for our mission statement, or the FAQ for details about our practices and products.
Laura Bazzetta: Owner/Operator
Originally from south-eastern Wisconsin where she grew up on a small hobby farm, Laura attended Carleton College in Minnesota where she studied Hydrology and Soil Science, and conducted research with the U.S. Geological Survey. In 2010, she moved to the west coast to pursue her dream and begin a professional career in organic agriculture. There she worked for a variety of livestock and mixed vegetable operations, at first as an apprentice and eventually as a greenhouse manager and marketing associate, until the right opportunity came along to begin leasing land from Blue Moon Stead in the Columbia Gorge and she founded Horseradish Ranch. Laura’s background in science informs her goals of soil & water improvement in tandem with the creation of delicious, happy, healthy foods for the Gorge community to enjoy.